River Falls, WI —
He lived for several months in Paris during his first year of marriage.
Mr. Delaplain married the former Mary Kathryn Hickman in 1952 in Whitebead, Okla. She died in 2000.
They had eight children: Stephen L. Delaplain of St Paul, Minn.; Athena R. Jones of Washington, D.C.; Laura Z. Delaplain of Norwell, Mass.; James Alfred Delaplain (deceased); Kathryn M. Woods of Norman; Theresa R. Delaplain of Fayetteville, Ark.; James W. Delaplain of Plymouth, Minn.; and Emma Rose Delaplain (deceased).
Survivors also include 11 grandchildren, Kathryn Patton, Becky Rohrer, Gordon Jones, Nathan Delaplain-Zook, Joshua Delaplain-Zook, Rachel Woods, Tara Mueller, Erica Mueller, Alex Mueller, Jamie Bengtson-Delaplain and Nicholas Delaplain, two great-grandchildren, Kade and Charlotte Patton; sisters, Dorothy Escamilla, Carol Bennet and Linda Stephens; brothers, Donald Delaplain and Paul Delaplain; spouses of his children and grandchildren, Audrey Delaplain, Gordon Jones, Glen Woods, Bob Mueller, Marilee Bengtson, Blake Patton, and Daniel Rohrer; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two children, Alfred and Emma Rose; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James L. Delaplain Sr. of Stonewall, Okla.; Mary Kathryn’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Hickman of Pauls Valley, Okla.; and sister Eunice Graham of Midland, Mich.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Witness for Peace or the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.