Age 61 of Circle Pines Passed away February 21, 2014 at St. Mary's Hosipital - Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Gary was born February 7, 1953 to Francis A. and Doris W. LaPlante. He graduated from Mounds View High School and Central Lakes College with a Heavy Equipment Operations and Maintenance Diploma. Gary's earthly ending matched his way in life with very few words; he was a very private person but will be remembered for his gentle caring nature, easy going attitude, fun loving sprit and great smile. Gary is preceded in death by his Father, Francis A. LaPlante, is survived by his mother Doris Waldof Laplante, sister, Toni Tredal (Mark Magers), nephew Matthew (Stephanie) Magers along with relatives, friends and special canine pal Sophie. A remembrance gathering is scheduled for March 4, 2014, from 3-7 PM at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1050 Gramsie Road, Shoreview, MN 55126. 651-415-1956.