Dean James Plante

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April 25, 1961 ~ November 12, 2022

Born in: Fargo, North Dakota
Resided in: Kindred, North Dakota

Dean’s Live Streamed Funeral Service can be viewed below starting at 1:45 on Friday:

Dean Plante, 61, passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at Sanford Health, Fargo, ND.

Dean Plante was born on April 25, 1961 in Fargo, ND, to Wally and DeeAnn (Berg) Plante.
Dean graduated from Fargo South High School in 1979 and went on to earn a degree in computer programming. He started his career as a computer programmer in Enderlin, ND at National Sun Industries. He worked in the IT department for Dakota Hospital and went on to work for Swanson Health Products as the Director of MIS until his retirement.

Dean married the love of his life, Dee Lague, at Bonanzaville Lutheran Church. They were married for over 41 adventure-filled years. The couple had 3 children together: Douglas, Stephanie, and Stacy.

Dean was best known for his generosity and his love of the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and watching sports with his family and friends. He was an avid music fan and loved all things Pontiac and muscle cars (not Fords). He loved spending time with his grandchildren, whether that was go-karting, star-gazing, playing cards, tinkering in his shop, or explaining the importance of having a notebook and pocket knife available at all times.

Dean is survived by his wife, Dee (Lague) Plante, of Kindred, ND; father, Wally Plante, of Fargo, ND; mother, DeeAnn (Berg) Plante, of Fargo, ND; Mother-in-law Dolores (Richardson) Lague, of Moorhead, MN; brother Danny Plante (wife Julie Blattenbauer), of Walcott, ND; David Plante (wife Karla Dimmer), of Fargo, ND; Jamie Plante (wife Betty Ann Martinez), of Bonita Springs, FL; sister Dawne (Plante) Buchfink (husband Jim Buchfink), of Fargo, ND; son Douglas Plante (wife Billi Jo Knutson), of Johnston,IA; daughters Stephanie(Plante) Spry (husband Robert Spry), of Conroe, TX; Stacy Plante (husband Matthew Nakamichi), of Tamarac, FL; grandchildren Connor and Logan Spry, and Tyberius, Kyrabella, Xavier, and Orion Plante; many nieces and nephews, and countless friends.

Dean is preceded in death by his grandparents Clarence and Doris (Anderson) Berg; Father-in-law Leo Lague (Dolores); His dogs Jake, Jed, and Jake. Along with friends and extended family.

The service for Dean will be held on Friday, November 18, 2022 at Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel, Kindred starting at 2:00 P.M. with visitation beginning at 12:00 P.M.

Dean’s Video Tribute can be viewed below:


Funeral Service - Friday: November 18, 2022 2:00 pm

Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel, Kindred ND
5345 165 Ave SE.
Kindred ND,

Visitation - Friday: November 18, 2022 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel, Kindred ND
5345 165 Ave SE.
Kindred ND,

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  1. I am so sorry and heartbroken at this news, Dean was a Outstanding person who gave so much. He will truly be missed. My prayers to Dee and the kids. It was a Blessing to have known him!!

  2. Dean was an amazing man and friend to all. He will be missed by all. Fly high among the angels Deano until we meet again

  3. We are deeply saddened to hear of Dean’s passing. We have many fond memories of Dean and we feel blessed to have had the opportunity to know him. A great loving and caring man. Our deepest sympathy to Dee and family. Ron & Pat Duval

  4. Dee and family,
    We send our love.
    Glen and I are so blessed to call Dean our friend. Such a “Big heart”. Always there for whomever needed him. Heaven gained a good one! We love you and until we meet again.

  5. Dean was definitely one of a kind and will never be forgotten. He will be deeply missed by so many. Young Matthew (what Dean called him) and I will cherish our many memories of Dean-O! ♥️🙏 RIP my friend
    Matt and Shannon Eidenschink

  6. I went to high school with Doug, and I work with Dee. I’m so very sorry to hear of Dean’s passing. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Sending my love.

  7. Dee and family, my heart is breaking for all of you. Dean was truly the best! He will be missed. I have so many great memories working with him! He had the best personality! They say GOD only takes the best! RIP Dean.

  8. Dee
    We are so sorry to hear of Dean’s passing
    What a great kind man. He we sadly missed But the memories will be cherished

    Our love ❤️ Sue & Al

  9. Dee, I just heard this morning about his sudden passing. Sympathy from myself and the parish of St. Maurice. We will pray for him and for you.

  10. Dee,
    Walley & Deann
    Danny,David, Dawn ,Jamie
    Know our love an prayers are with you. Dean was one of the good guys. I remember his crazy rides on the red river on his sled, 40 below driving 70 miles an hour. Coming home froze to bone an loving it. He was truly a problem solver an a great Dad like his father. I also remember all five kids never giving each other up when someone got in trouble. I laughed an cried watching the beautiful service today on line. Love you all. My favorite thing Dean said often when mad at kids for sumpin, do it or I give you a noggie till your eyes diolate! 😂🇺🇸🇳🇴

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