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Grace Ann (LaPlaunt) MacArthur

Died: Mon., Mar. 2, 2020


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Mar. 05, 2020
Location: Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Fri., Mar. 06, 2020
Location: St. Joseph's Catholic Church

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Grace Ann (LaPlaunt) MacArthur went to be with the Lord and her beloved Edward on Monday March 2, 2020.  Grace was born on February 1, 1937 to the late Wilvy and Grace LaPlaunt in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.  Grace was a member of St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.  She was a member of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians.  Grace started out her working years with the Soo Creamery and later joined the Sault Area Public Schools.  She retired from the school system in the mid 90’s as the executive secretary for Sault Area High School.  Grace loved to crochet, travel and loved to watch Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy.  Above all else she loved and cherished the time she spent with her children and grandchildren.  She loved to cook and bake for her family and was very proud of both her Native American and Italian heritage.  Grace is survived by a sons Dale (Patricia Jones) MacArthur and Alan (Carolyn) MacArthur:  a daughter Karen MacArthur;  sisters Myrna (John) Wilson, Wilma (Frank) McVarish; a brother Brian (Patricia) LaPlaunt;  grandchildren Cheri Joan McClellan, Charles ‘CJ’ MacArthur, Brandi MacArthur, Kariann (Jordan) Paoli, Travis (Lacey Ryan) MacArthur, Alexis (Anthony Laaksonen) MacArthur, Bradley MacArthur and several great grandchildren;  also survived by a daughters-in-law Lynn MacArthur and Gail MacArthur.  Grace is predeceased by her husband Edward,  sons James (Jimmy) and Charles (Chip);  her parents Wilvy and Grace Ann LaPlaunt;  brothers Bernard (Bun) LaPlaunt, Lorne and Wanda LaPlaunt, Eugene (Donna) LaPlaunt and Laura and Bill Woods.

Visitation will be held 4:00pm until 7:00pm Thursday March 5, 2020 at Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home with prayers at 7:00pm.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00am Friday March 6, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father Michael Chenier as Celebrant and Deacon Bill Piche assisting.  Donations to Hospice of the EUP or Hearthside Assisted Living would be appreciated.  Burial will be in Oaklawn Chapel Gardens.  Online condolences may be left at www.clarkbaileynewhouse.com. 

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Lorne @Sharon
   Posted Tue March 03, 2020
My dearest friends and family. We were so close both at work and as families. I have missed you so long and want to remember you as my dearest friend. Now you and Ed can Rest In Peace. We are in California and won’t be home for the funeral. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

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