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Marilyn Alice LaPlante

Marilyn Alice LaPlante of Brenham, Texas, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2013, in Brenham.

Marilyn was born on Sept. 21, 1938, to Erma (Schwab) and Donald Titus Pile of Toledo. She attended Sylvania High School and after attending Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, went on to obtain her master’s degree from Indiana University.

She married Roger LaPlante in 1962 and lived in Tulsa, Okla., for many years.

After moving back to Ohio, she worked as a bookkeeper for Liechty Farm Equipment, an agriculture equipment sales company.

As an active member of St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Archbold, she was a church organist and choir accompanist. Throughout her lifetime, she enjoyed Bible Study, Ladies’ Circle, attending and occasionally teaching Sunday School and sewing.

As an associate member of St. Paul ’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brenham, Texas, she also enjoyed Bible Study and the Ladies’ Circle.

She will be greatly missed in both communities.

Surviving family includes her husband, Roger LaPlante of Brenham, Texas; daughter, Patricia (Jon) Dennis of Salado, Texas; two sons, Steve LaPlante of Brenham, Texas, and Jeff (Tammy) LaPlante of Houston, Texas; three grandchildren, Brett LaPlante, Marc LaPlante and Rosemary Dennis; as well as her brother, Fredrick (Marcia) Pile of Maumee.

A memorial service will be held in St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, Archbold, on Saturday, June 1, 2013, at 11 a.m.

Marilyn will be interred at Archbold Cemetery in Ohio during a private ceremony.

The family requests that any memorial contributions be given to St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, 203 South Defiance Street, Archbold, Ohio 43502; St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 305 West Third Street, Brenham, TX 77833; Hospice Brazos Valley, 302 East Blue Bell Road, Brenham, TX 77833 or at, and The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or at

Ohio services are in the care of Grisier Funeral Home, 303 Stryker Street, Archbold, OH 43502, 419.445.3551. To leave condolences visit

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