LaPLANTE, Carol L., age 68, of Shelby Township, passed away February 14, 2015 with her two daughters at her side. Mrs. LaPlante was born to William and Mary (Eaton) Midlam on July 24, 1946 in Battle Creek. Philanthropy was important to Carol, she was an active supporter of the Kidney Foundation and an active member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority, which helps women, children and families. She also enjoyed boating with her late husband, George, through the North Star Sail Club. Carol is survived by her children, Mary Rae (Brian) Thatcher, of Harrison Township and Michele Oakland, of Shelby Township; and her very special grandson, William Thatcher. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, George LaPlante; her parents; two sisters; and a brother. The family invites all friends to join them for a Luncheon at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the Alibi Restaurant, 6700 N. Rochester Road, Troy. Memorial contributions may be made to ; , PO Box 97075, Washington, DC 20077 or www.pixleyfuneral.comPublished in Daily Tribune on Feb. 19, 2015+Read More Share Listen to Obituary Remember Share a message, photo, or video below View all messages 16 "I'm very sorry for your loss...your Mother was a very special..." "I am so sorry to hear of Carol's passing. I have many..."- Janice Espie-Steffen"So sad to learn of Carol's passing...way to soon. Our prayers..." "Mary Rae and Shelli very sorry for your loss. She will be..."- Kristi Walsh"Our condolences to all the Thatchers. Carol will be missed...."- Scott Sharon & Maisie Ciullo Add a memory or condolence to the guest book Add Message Please add or record a video for the family of Carol LaPlante Add a video + Please add a photo and share in the life story for Carol LaPlante Add a photo +