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Delores LaPlante

October 9, 1930 — September 20, 2015

Delores LaPlante, age 84, of Crookston, died on Sunday, September 20, 2015. Delores Cecilia Gruhot was born on October 9, 1930, in Stephen, MN to Stanley and Lucille (Kasprowicz) Gruhot. She attended rural school at Argyle, MN, the Northwest School of Agriculture in Crookston, and graduated from Argyle High School. On October 9, 1950, Delores was united in marriage to Willis G. LaPlante at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Argyle. Along with raising her family, Delores assisted Willis in the farming operation. Willis died on May 7, 2000. Delores was a member of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception parish, St. Ann's Sodality, National Catholic Order of Foresters, Sacred Heart Circle Funeral Guild, Eagles Auxiliary, Golden Link Center, and was also a former Crookston Community Hospice Volunteer. Family members include her two sons, Michael LaPlante and Thomas (Rachael) LaPlante, both of Crookston; six grandchildren: Rachel (Tony) Rick, TJ (Erin) LaPlante, Alexis Wilkens, and Chad LaPlante, all of Crookston, Eric LaPlante, of Red Lake Falls, MN, Wade LaPlante, of Plummer, MN; nine great-grandchildren: Mason, Killian, Xander, Mya, Emma, Aleah, Hudson, Chase, and Elizabeth; her sister, Irene Burke of Crookston, her brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth (Darlene) Gruhot of Argyle, MN, and her sisters-in-law, Delores Gruhot of Crookston and Helen Gruhot of Argyle, MN. Delores was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Willis; her brothers, David Gruhot and Clarence Gruhot; her sister, Theresa Gruhot; and her brother-in-law, John Burke.

Funeral Home: Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home 615 South Minnesota Street Crookston, MN US 56716

Previous Events

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home and Cremation Service

615 South Minnesota Street
Crookston, MN 56716

With a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home and Will continue one hour prior to the service at the church Thursday

Thursday, September 24, 2015
2:00 PM
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

702 Summit
Crookston, MN 56716

Thursday, September 24, 2015
Calvary Cemetery

Memorial Drive
Crookston, MN 56716

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