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Michael John LaPlante


1943 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Michael John LaPlante Obituary
LaPlante, Michael John PALM DESERT, CA -- Michael John LaPlante died of a heart attack at his home in Palm Desert, California on June 23, 2013. Mike was born on February 10, 1943, in Fergus Falls, Minnesota to Joseph and Loy LaPlante. After five years in Malta, Montana his family moved to Chula Vista, California in 1950. Mike attended F Street Elementary School and graduated from Chula Vista High School in 1960. He served in the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1965. Following his discharge as a Sergeant, he began a career with Motorola in San Francisco and Fresno. After leaving Motorola, he spent the last 25 years as a real estate investor in Fresno. He is survived by Ellie (Elizabeth), his wife of 30 years; son, Scott LaPlante; brother, Joseph LaPlante and two grandsons, Jonathan and Jamie. Another son, Joe, died in 2000, Mike was also very instrumental in the life of his two stepsons, Mark and Pat. Mike loved life. He lived his life with a positive outlook and a happy attitude. He resided in Fresno but also spent time in his home in Palm Desert. He loved the desert and enjoyed the time he spent there. No services will be held but a family memorial is planned over Thanksgiving because that was Mike's favorite holiday. Donations can be made in Mike's name to the Wounded Warrior Foundation.
Published in U-T San Diego from July 21 to July 27, 2013
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