Michael LaPlant, of Ogilvie, died on Tuesday, April 14 at Kanabec Hospital. He was 44 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICES will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 18th at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Mora. VISITATION will be 1 hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. INTERMENT will be at Graceland Cemetery in Ogilvie.
Michael Allen LaPlant, of Ogilvie, MN, passed away April 14, 2009 at Kanabec Hospital in Mora. He was 44 years old.
Mike was born October 31, 1964 at a hospital in Ontonogon, Michigan to William and Mary (McCarty) LaPlant. He grew up in the family’s home in Bruce Crossings. He was the 8th born of 12 children. Mike attended Ewen-Trout Creek School until the age of 16. When he turned 17 he went to school to become a truck driver, which he love very much.
In June of 2000 he met his wife Denice and they married in September 2002. Mike has three children whom he loved very much. Denice also has three children who Mike came to love like they were his own. During most of their life together Mike and Denice lived in Ogilvie, Minnesota where they spent lots of time with family and friends.
Mike had several different jobs during his life; his last was with Stan Koch and Sons Trucking; a company he would have worked for forever if he could have. He was a proud and dedicated employee.
When he was home he tried to do things with the family. Even though he wasn’t a natural at fishing he learned to love it. He also loved to go camping with his family.
He had God in his life. He loved his wife and children, and enjoyed family gatherings and holidays. He was always ready and willing to help family and friends whenever he could. He was a wonderful husband and father. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his father William; and brothers Terry and Robert.
Mike is survived by his wife Denice of Ogilvie; children Alicia of Coralville, IA, Allen of Bagley, MN, Emily of Hallock, MN, Bryan, Jenny and Kelly of Ogilvie; mother Mary of Bruce Crossings, MI; brothers Bill (Shelly) of West Union, IA, Tim (Chris) of Bruce Crossings, MI, Al (DeeDee) of Maple Lake, MN, Wally (Kim) of St. Francis, MN, Duane of Cedar, MN; sisters Betty (Fred) Lorendo of Anoka, MN, Mary (Curly) Kirtland of Coon Rapids, MN, Tammy (Dan) of Fridley, and Maymie (Pete) Saltzberry of Bruce Crossings, MI; father and mother-in-law Arlen and Carol Ellingson of Ogilvie; brothers-in-law Dennis Ellingson of Ogilvie and Paul (Marianne) Ellingson of Mora; plus many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services held on Saturday, April 18th at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Mora. Rev. Vic Elfstrum will officiate. Pallbearers Wally LaPlant, Duane LaPlant, Dennis Ellingson, Paul Ellingson, Curt Dahlberg, Jammer Rieger, Dave Smith and Tom Fehrman. Honorary pallbearers Bill LaPlant, Tim LaPlant, Al LaPlant and Bryan Dahlberg. Interment at Graceland Cemetery in Ogilvie.