Conrad W. LaPlante

BARAGA – Conrad W. LaPlante, 53, of Baraga passed away Saturday, November 23, 2013.

He was born in L’Anse on March 30, 1960, the son of Anthony “Tony” LaPlante Sr. and the late Ilene (Miller) LaPlante. Conrad attended schools in Baraga. On July 30, 2005, he married Nichole Bemis in Baraga. Conrad had worked in the maintenance department at Baraga State Park and was employed at the Baraga Ojibwa Casino for the past 28 years, most recently as surveillance manager. He was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Church, former member of Baraga Housing Commission, and was a retired Baraga Fireman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, cooking, reading, and spending time with his daughter “Heidi Bird.”

Mr. LaPlante is survived by his wife, Nichole; daughter, Heidi; step daughter, Liannea both at home; father, Tony LaPlante, Sr. of Baraga; brothers, Tony (Debbie) LaPlante of Sault St. Marie, Tom (Tracy) LaPlante of Baraga; sisters, Clara (Donald) Chosa of Baraga, and Patty (Paul) Paavola of Elo; special aunts, Irene, and Kathy and aunts Marion Bennett, and Helen Stein; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, and other family members also survive.

He was preceded in death by his mother; brother Kurt; and nephew, Travis Seppanen.

Funeral services for Mr. LaPlante will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, November 27, 2013, in the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse with Pastor Judy Mattson officiating.

The family will greet friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral chapel on Tuesday, November 26, 2013.

Following the funeral service, the family invites friends to join them for fellowship and a luncheon in the Harrington Gathering Room, located at the funeral chapel.

Mr. LaPlante’s obituary may also be viewed and condolences sent to the family at

The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.