LOUIS DELAGRANGE, 88, of New Haven, died on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born Jan. 23, 1924, in Allen County, he was the son of the late David and Margaret Delagrange. He started his working career as a milk hauler for Allen Dairy, in Fort Wayne; he owned/operated Delagrange Ford, in New Haven; and also was a developer and contractor of both residential and commercial developments in the Fort Wayne area. He was a member of Maplewood Mennonite Church; one of the organizers of Big Brothers & Big Sisters; and served on the Board of Trustees at Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio, for many years. Surviving are his wife, Marian; daughter, Lisa (Matt) Momper of Fort Wayne; son, Jon Delagrange of New Haven; grandchildren, Ashlee Delagrange, Brittany McKee, Luke, Libby and Mary Momper; great-grandchildren, Braxton and Bentley McKee; and sisters, Marguerite Yoder of Woodburn and Iona (Lewis) Miller of Leo. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Menno, Amos and Delbert Delagrange. Memorial service is 3 p.m. Sunday, May 6, 2012, at Maplewood Mennonite Church, 4129 Maplecrest Road. Pastor Barry Schmell and Pastor Don Delagrange officiating. Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road. Private burial in Yaggy Cemetery, Grabill. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Bluffton University, in Bluffton, Ohio; Maplewood Mennonite Church; or Parkview Home Health & Hospice.

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