62, Mooresville, died peacefully at home on December 21, 2012. Mr. LaPlante was born November 19, 1950, in St. Louis County, Missouri, to the late Frederick and Virginia Irene (Butcher) LaPlante. He graduated from Northwest High School and attended Butler University. Pat worked for at A&P Grocery Store and the Chef's Pantry before beginning his career with the United States Postal Service. He was employed at the Nora Post Office from 1983-2006. Pat attended Gasburg Baptist Church. Above all, he was a family man; he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Diane Crawford and a grandson, Noah LaPlante. Survivors include his wife, Peggy LaPlante, to whom he was united in marriage Sept. 7, 1969; children, Melissa York (Tyler) of Monrovia, Frederick L. LaPlante (Angel) of Mooresville, Jennifer Clark (Dr. John) of Carmel, James LaPlante (Jennifer) of Camby, Rachel Standeford (John) of Mooresville, and Robert LaPlante (Sarah) of Fishers; brothers, Roger LaPlante of California and John LaPlante of Indianapolis; sisters, Michelle Pagel of Columbus, and Kathy LaPlante of Washington; 12 grandchildren. The funeral service will begin at 10 a.m., Thursday, December 27, 2012, in the Carlisle - Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, Mooresville, with calling there from 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, December 26, 2012. Rev. Jack Elliott will officiate, and burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Hall. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gasburg Baptist Church Youth Group. Visit http://www.carlislebranson.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.