Kapala-Glodek-Malone Funeral Home

7800 Bass Lake Road, New Hope, MN


Jeffrey L. LaPlante

March 3, 1941September 10, 2019

Jeffrey (Jeff) Lynn LaPlante (78) passed away on September 10, 2019 from cancer. He was with family and Northridge staff who cared dearly for him when he crossed over to heaven.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Jeff was the first of Gordyn and Harriet LaPlante’s 14 children. He took great pride in being the eldest child of this wonderful family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Michael (Mike) LaPlante and wife, Lonnie LaPlante.

He is survived by his son, Keith (& Nicole) VanDevelde; grandchildren, Sean and Jacquelyn VanDevelde; brothers, Daryl, Christopher (Chris), Mark (& Ramona), Brian (Pete) and Stephen (Steve) LaPlante; and sisters, Carol (& Jon) Nissen, Patricia (Pat/& Darrell) Walters, Cynthia (Cyn) Walleman, Kim (& Hank) White, Michele (Mickey) LaPlante, Denise (& Jim) Giles, Therese (Terri/& Larry) Saganski; uncle Mike (& Karen) McCloskey; cousins Ruth and Dwain (Butch) Curl; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jeff was a resident at Northridge where he lived with his wife, Lonnie, until she passed in 2007. He was an active Northridge community member and volunteer, building deep relationships with staff, other residents and their families. He was also a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. The Northridge community and Grace Lutheran Church were Jeff’s extended family.

Jeff touched many lives through his hard work, focus on helping and giving to others, and love for God. He will be missed by those of us still here but welcomed in heaven.


  • Visitation Saturday, September 14, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 14, 2019


Jeffrey L. LaPlante

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Laurie Damberg

October 9, 2019

Sending much love and peace in memory of dear Jeff. It was a blessing to know him and minister to him at North Ridge. He is greatly missed.
Rev Laurie

Terri Saganski

September 12, 2019

Jeff always impressed me with his willingness to work hard. He had the biggest heart and loved his family intensely. Jeff and Lonnie had a special kind of love: loyal, loving, kind, supportive. They set an example for all of us. He was so proud of his son and daughter-in-law and their children. They gave meaning and validation to the purpose of his life. You will be missed, Jeff, and you will be remembered with great love.

Kim White

September 12, 2019

Your goofy smile so endearing to us all!
What a wonderful surprise trip Mom and I made to see you. All arranged by caring people there. Getting to know Keith and Nicky and your grandchildren was such fun! Seeing how Loved and happy you were gave Mom such Peace and Joy. I believe you are in a place of Happiness and Love but I will always miss your Spirit here. You are forever in my heart. Kim