Robert E. Laporte, 69, a lifelong resident of Tippecanoe, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 at his home after a nearly year-long battle with cancer. Born Dec. 21, 1942 in Tippecanoe, he was a son of the late Howard “Mussey” and Ruth May (Garabrandt) Laporte.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Howard and Charles Laporte, and a sister, June Cannon.
Services for Bob, officiated by Pastor Jim McConnell, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, in the R.K. Lindsey Funeral Home in Dennison. Interment will follow in Greenmont Cemetery in Freeport. Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home with a fireman’s memorial service held at 7:30 p.m. during calling hours. Those wishing to honor Bob’s memory by a charitable contribution are encouraged to do so to the Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department, 81125 Gardner Rd., Tippecanoe, OH  44699.

A full obituary will appear in the next print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.