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The Grove Club
1037 Grove Avenue
Racine, WI 53405
First Evangelical Free Church
2401 Ohio Street
Racine, WI 53405
Life Story / Obituary
Daniel S. LaPlante, age 82, passed away on Wednesday morning, October 27, 2021, at his residence with his family by his side. Daniel was born in Racine on February 20, 1939, son of the late Elmer and Verna (nee: Hansen) LaPlante.
He graduated from Washington Park High school “Class of 1957”. Dan was employed with J.I. Case Co. for over twenty-five years until his retirement in 1997. On July 9, 1994, Dan was united in marriage to the former Mary (nee: DaSilva) Roberts and have since shared twenty-seven beautiful years together. He was a dedicated member of First Evangelical Free Church and a proud member of the Grove Club since 1973. In his spare time, Dan enjoyed fishing, waterskiing, and playing cards with his friends. He really enjoyed travelling with Mary on his many different cruises throughout the world. Above all, he loved his time with his family, especially his grandchildren, on the boat, playing dice games or simply just making pancakes together.
Dan will be dearly missed by his wife, Mary; sons, Edward LaPlante, Jim (Christy) LaPlante, Chuck (Pam) LaPlante, Rick (Carol) LaPlante, Scott (Carrie) LaPlante, Brian (Michelle) Roberts; fourteen grandchildren; one great grandchild; brothers, Larry (Karin) LaPlante, Ken LaPlante, David (Lisa) LaPlante; sister, Karen (Don) Melton; his former wife and mother of his children, Joanne Tamblingson; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Dan was also preceded in death by his brother, Don (Sherry) LaPlante; nephew, Jared Melton; granddaughter, Kim LaPlante; and his second wife, Donna Barootian.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday November 2, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. with funeral services to start at 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials to The Grove Club, 1037 Grove Ave, Racine 53405 or First Evangelical Free Church 2401 Ohio Street, Racine 53405 have been suggested.