Robert Gregory LaPrad
Robert Gregory LaPrad Lansing Born June 8, 1925, in Monroe, Michigan, passed away November 5, 2009, with family by his side, at the age of 84 Bob was preceded in death by his parents William B. and Hazel LaPrad; brothers, James A. LaPrad, William B. LaPrad, John LaPrad and Herbert Laprad; sisters, Mary Donnelly and Julia Ann Zimmer; and son, Gregory Robert LaPrad. Bob is survived by his beautiful wife of 61 years, Julia M. LaPrad; daughters, Linda LaPrad (Edward), Michelle Timmer (Robert), Debra Gleeson (Timothy) and Pamela Lemke (James); and son, Scott Laprad (Vicki); 12 granchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Paula Green, Ann DiDonato, Katherine Hoard, Patricia Beck (Bob), Mickey LaPrad, and Carolyn LaPrad; and brother-in-law, Ted Zimmer. Bob was employed as an Associate Professor at Michigan State University in the college of Agriculture and Natural Resources and was an active advisor to the MSU Rowing team until his retirement in 1996. Bob was a World War II veteran having survived the initial invasion on the beaches of Normandy, France on D-Day in 1944. Bob was an active member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and was a fourth (4th) Degree member of the Knights of Columbus council. Following his retirement from MSU bob spent his free time working for the Bishop's Council on Alcohol and Drug abuse in the Lansing area. Bob was also an active participant as a member of the National Board of Directors for the National Catholic Council on Alcohol and Drug abuse counseling, and received the Riley Award in 2009 which recognized his work, dedication and volunteerism for his efforts in the area of Alcohol and Drug abuse counseling. In his free time Bob enjoyed spending time with his friends, working in his garden, gourmet cooking, water painting and spoiling his family, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He loved playing cards and all MSU sports and activities. Special thanks to the staff at TCI Infusion Clinic at Ingham Regional Medical Center for the love and care given to Bob during his time of need. The Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 9, 2009 with visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 3815 S. Cedar, Lansing, MI with Rev. Fr. John Byers as celebrant. Visitation will be held at Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, November 8, 2009 where the Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Memorial Gifts may be made to the Knights of Columbus or the St. Vincent DePaul.

Published by Lansing State Journal on Nov. 6, 2009.
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Im so sorry about your loss Michelle and family .I just lost my dad recently and its a hard thing to deal with. God bless you and your family .
sincerely,Karen Piskornik Anderson
November 12, 2009
Julie, So sorry to hear about Bob's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Judy and Bill Shashaguay and family
Judy Shashaguay
November 11, 2009
Julie and Family

May God Bless you all and when a broken heart has mended, and a trial has ended, and a bright light shines from above, and a gift is received of hope and love, and when a memory warms the heart, and the strength is found to continue, one know that prays have been answered.
May it be a source of inner strength to know that there’s a loving God watching over you, and that throughout these times, he is close by your side.


The Oakley's
John Oakley
November 10, 2009
I was saddened to hear of your father's passing. I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers
November 10, 2009
To LaPrad family: My condolences to the LaPrad family. I will always rmember seeing and talking with Bob about his family and our opinions of our sons hockey skills and the discussions on MSU hockey teams. I always enjoyed seeing Big Bob.

Best regards, Barb and Dick Fenech
Richard Fenech
November 9, 2009
Dear Julie and Family,

My deepest sympathy and prayers for all of you at the loss of Bob. I know how much you loved each other. When I would see you at our NCCA gatherings, I could see the beautiful relationship you had.

What wonderful memories!!

My thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

Sr. Janet
Sr. Janet Jeffers
November 9, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Vicky Symons
vicky symons
November 8, 2009
Dear Julie and family,I am so very sorry for your loss. He was a great man. I remember all the love he had for his family, grand and great grand children and his friends. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers. Darlene Rae Bass.
Darlene Bass
November 6, 2009
Dear Aunt Julie and family,
My prayers are with you all at this difficult time. I have so many fond memories of Uncle Bob which I cherish in my heart. He was a very special person and I loved him dearly.
I will have a Mass said for him on tuesday, November 10, together with my Dad, but you will all be there in my intentions. All my affection is with you.
May God bless you all and comfort you with the knowledge that there is a special person in Heaven right now praying for you and watching over you.
Sr. Julia
Sr. Julia LaPrad
November 6, 2009
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Cherish all the great memories you have. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Debbie Davis
Debbie Davis
November 6, 2009
My condolences to the family of Bob. I worked woth Bob for a number of years with the Bishop"s Concil on [email protected] He was a dedicated servant to the cause. He was my mentor and friend. I shall miss him. I'm sorry I was not aware of his most recent illness or I would have tried to make contact. He will be in my prayers. The Lord needed him Heaven to continue His work!! Linda Rachut
November 6, 2009
I loved our summer visits to Uncle Bob and Aunt Julie's house. We played fun games, swam. Later, I enjoyed his visits to Goldsboro. He was always so sweet with us. Such great memories of a great uncle. Cindy
November 6, 2009
Aunt Julie and family - I was verysad to hear that we have lost Uncle Bob. But I am more releved for you and your family knowing that he is no longer suffering. Uncle Bob is now at peace in the loving arms of our Lord. Although this is a time of saddness, enjoy the gathering of your family, remembering the great times you had together.

I am thinking of all you - love, Prissy and Danny England
November 6, 2009
pam . we just read about your dad.our prayers are with you and your family robin belen sanford and tyler
November 6, 2009
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