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“Dear Gary and Family, So sadden to hear of your great loss in the passing of Mercedes. She was truly a remarkable and loving person I was always...Read More »
1 of 25 | Posted by: Jackie Messner Fischer - AZ

“Dear Gary, We just read in the Bismarck Tribune that your dear wife passed away. We are so sorry and extend our sincere sympathy to you and your...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Ralph & Darlene Jose - Fargo, ND

“Dear Plante family, I am so sorry to hear about Mercedes. My family lived next door to Mercedes mother and father on 23rd street. I used to play...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: DeeAnn (Kugler) Gaspar - Phoenix, AZ

“Dear Gary & family, We were so sorry to hear of your loss, and you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Gary, we worked together at Jack's Hair...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Bob & Jan Zastoupil - Vancouver, WA

“Sorry for your loss. I remember when you all came over to your grandma's. (Hilda) I played with Perry and Parker. One time I was invited to go to the...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Norene (Kugler) Jernigan - AZ

“Gary, Parnel, Parker, Apryl, Anjyl, and families you have my deepest sympathy in the loss of Mercedes. She was a special lady. I will miss her...Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Wanda Haugen - CEDAR RAPIDS, IA

“anjyl and family, Sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
7 of 25 | Posted by: wayne kunz - ND

“Bismarck High School has lost another important member or our 1958 graduating class. Family and friends memories are precious and will keep Mercedes...Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: Jerry & Bunny Enebo - Minnetonka, MN

“Gary and Family: We send our deepest sympathy to you and your family at the loss of Mercedes. She was a very dear friend, loving wife, mother and...Read More »
9 of 25 | Posted by: Jean Cline - Coon Rapids, MN

“I extend my deepest sympathy to the Plante family. I knew Mercedes when we were in high school, I attended St. Mary's Central,while nshe attended...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Kenneth Fetch - Ames, IA

“Gary and family, Please except our deepest sympathy.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
11 of 25 | Posted by: Dale & Jean Ziegler - Bismarck, ND

“Gary and Family- My prayers are with you. I always did enjoy visiting with Mercy. With sincere sympathy, Judy ”
12 of 25 | Posted by: Judy Babeck - Belfield, ND

“So sorry for the loss of Merc. I worked with her many years ago at Joy's Hallmark. I always enjoyed running into her and visiting. God's Peace to...Read More »
13 of 25 | Posted by: Margo Dietz - Bismarck, ND

“Our sincerest condolences to Gary and the family. Merc's obituary was quite a fitting tribute to a lovely lady. We wish we had known her better. ...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Kim and Anne Kowalski - Fullerton, CA

“Our family wants to extend our sympathies to the family of Mercedes. Mercedes and I are cousins. My mother, Hollice Alm Mack and Mercedes'...Read More »
15 of 25 | Posted by: Shirley Guidera - Sacramento, CA

“My sincere condolences to the Plante Family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I meet your Mother through my brother Robert, who worked for...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Larry Ell - Bismarck, ND

“Apryl, so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a very wonderful lady. No matter when i would run into her, she always had time to say hi and visit....Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: BettyEminethBergquist - Mandan, ND

“Our deepest sympathy and prayers for the entire family. May our Lord grant you all comfort and peace. Blessings. ”
18 of 25 | Posted by: Kaja Sceery-Burr - Centennial, CO

“Anjyl we are saddened to hear of your mothers passing. We pray that she is at peace, and that you might find peace in knowing she is pain free. ...Read More »
19 of 25 | Posted by: Lori, Ross and Melissa - Linton, ND

“My thoughts and prayers are with Apryl and her family at such a sad and difficult time. Cherish the memories. ”
20 of 25 | Posted by: Marilyn Stover - Owanka, SD

“My thoughts, prayers, and hugs go out to all of the family members.... Mercedes will be missed, but never forgotten. ”
21 of 25 | Posted by: Diana Greff - Bismarck

“So sorry for your heartach. You are all in my prayers. ”
22 of 25 | Posted by: Beth Ann Martin Psencik - TX

“Anjyl & Family ~ Sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Your mom, wife, grandmother was a very special kind lady. It was my...Read More »
23 of 25 | Posted by: Krista Babeck - Bismarck, ND

“Love and Miss you so much. ”
24 of 25 | Posted by: Jenifer Plante - Cypress, CA

“What a beautiful reflection of Merc. She was a kind person whose love, talents and delicious food will never be forgotten. Blessings of comfort,...Read More »
25 of 25 | Posted by: LeeRon and Angela Plante - ND


Mercedes (Alm) Plante, 70, was called home to her Savior on Feb 5, 2011 after a long valiant battle with cancer. She passed away at St. Alexius Medical Center surrounded by her family. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am Thursday, February 10, at Church of Corpus Christi Church, Bismarck, with Rev. Paul Becker officiating. Burial will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Bismarck. Visitation will be held at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck, Wednesday, February 9, from 2:00 - 8:00 pm with a vigil service at 6:00 pm. Mercedes was born on March 10, 1940 to Marion and Hilda Alm. She grew up and attended school in Regan, ND. In 1952 the family moved to Bismarck where she graduated from Bismarck High School in 1958. In 1960, Mercedes met the love of her life, Gary Plante, and they were married May 13, 1961. During their nearly 50 years of marriage they were blessed with four wonderful children and ten grandchildren. Her faith and family is what she held most dearly in her life. Mercedes spent most of her career as the office manager and co-owner with her husband in various businesses: Plante’s Parlor of Beauty, Designer’s Fabric Center, Years Gone By and Plante’s Painting and Drywall. She also partnered with Jean Willer in the Hodge Podge gift store and worked several years for the ND State Tax Department. Merc had a great eye for detail and a wonderful talent in interior decorating, which was displayed in the many homes that they built. She loved entertaining and filled the table with beautifully displayed gourmet foods. Christmas Eve at her house was something out of a magazine and is a memory that her family will always cherish. Other activities she enjoyed included teaching religious education at Corpus Christi, sewing, cooking, bowling and playing Bunco. She is survived by her husband Gary Plante; her mother Hilda Alm; four children: Parnel (Mary) Plante, Bismarck, ND, Parker (Kathy) Plante, Boston, MA, Apryl (Mike) Ghents, Rapid City, SD, and Anjyl (Monte) Babeck, Bismarck, ND; ten grandchildren: Ashley (Mike), Jessica, Michael, Courtney, Tyler, Nicolas, Hunter, Cody, KenaDee and Brooklynn; and one sister Valerie (Jerry) Delzer. Mercedes was preceded in death by her father Marion Alm and her brother Arlen Alm. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to God’s Child Project at 721 Memorial Highway, Bismarck, ND 58504.

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