Lionel T. DeGrand
Lionel T. DeGrand
  • May 23, 1932 - April 22, 2016
  • Marengo, Illinois

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Lionel DeGrand, 83, of Marengo passed away April 22, 2016 at JourneyCare in Woodstock.
He was born May 23, 1932 in Escanaba, Michigan, the son of Ruth DeGrand. On July 5, 1952 he married Constance Baranski.
Lionel owned his own business, Countryside Builders for many years. He was also a longtime member of the Union Lions Club.
Lionel is survived by his wife Connie; his children, Gail (Howard) Andrews, Lionel (Wendy) DeGrand Jr., Mark (Sandra) DeGrand, and Roger (Vicki) DeGrand; four grandchildren, Bethany (Danny), Kristin (Steven), Maggie, and Stephanie; one great-grandchild, Madelynne; two sisters, Doris Stanis and Jean Koester; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandchildren, Lauren and Richie; and his siblings, Tom, Norma, Trudy, Fern, and Kitty.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8pm on Sunday, April 24 at Marengo-Union Funeral Home, 505 E. Grant Hwy., Marengo.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30am on Monday, April 25 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 323 N. Taylor St., Marengo.
Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Florence Nursing Home in Marengo or to the Union Lions Club.
For information call the funeral home at 815-568-8131. Online condolences may be made at