Obituary of Ronald Francis LaPlaunt
Ronald Francis LaPlaunt, our hardworking “Pa” and friend, passed away on April 5, 2019 at McLaren Bay Region. Ron was born in Sault Ste. Marie on October 14, 1937, the son of the late Leo Joseph and Zeta (Olmstead) LaPlaunt. Ron was a proud veteran, serving in the U.S. Army as a stocker during the Korean Conflict. Ron worked as a furniture packer at Dobson for almost 40 years before retirement. Ron enjoyed fishing, camping, and hunting—especially his trips to deer camp. He was also a lifelong member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. He leaves to cherish his memory, grandson Eric (Jane) Neering; great-grandchildren Noel, Hope, Shavon and Alyson Neering; sister Joyce LaCross; along with many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Ron was welcomed to the spirit world by his many siblings. Private arrangements have been entrusted to Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.