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Michael J. LaPratt

3-15-13OBITMichaelLaPrattMichael John LaPratt, 61, of Clare, Michigan passed away at his home Thursday, March 07, 2013.

A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, March 16th at Living Hope Lutheran Church 2855 Cadillac Drive, Farwell Michigan at 11:00 AM. Pastor Janice Kelly will be officiating. Friends may call at the curch starting at 10 am until the time of services. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Mid-Michigan.

Michael was born May 24, 1951 in Clare, Michigan to Francis and Christine (Morris) LaPratt. Michael loved carpentry and worked as a general contractor and owner of LaPratt Contracting until his illness. Michael enjoyed the simple things in life, the outdoors, cooking, and watching good movie, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Michael is survived by his wife Betty, daughter Jennifer (Kevin) Wale of Lewiston, Michigan, daughter Jessica (Alan) Cline of Farwell, Michigan, son Jeremy (Christina) LaPratt of Lake, Michigan, daughter Jamie (Anton) Tunder of Clare, Michigan. Several Grandchildren Brian (Miranda) Maynard, Christopher, Mariah (Jordon) Butzin, Elizabeth, Brittany, Brianna, Sierra, Kyia, Jalyn, Madison, Dani and Lexi and two great-grandchildren Sonya and Lilliana, several nieces and nephews and one sister Jean Glisson of Lansing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, three sisters; Virginia, Janice and Ann and one brother Harvey.

Michael was loved and cherished by many and will be greatly missed.

O’Laughlin Funeral Home, Inc., Coleman, assisted the family with arrangements.

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