Lawrence Digue, 76

Lawrence J. “Larry” Digue, 76, of Chili, passed away at 5:17 p.m., Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, at his residence. 

He was born in Wyandotte, Mich., on Feb. 19, 1942, the son of Joseph Gordon and Jean Alice (Radcliffe) Digue.  Larry married Ellen Gehle on March 22, 1980, and she survives.

After high school, Larry served in the U.S. Air Force.  He worked in maintenance at Square D for more than 36 years before he retired.  He was a member of the Chapel Ministries Outreach, the Wabash VFW No.286, Peru Bass Masters and was an enthusiastic  Indianapolis Colts and Detroit Lions fan.   Larry was an avid hunter and fisherman, but most important to him was his family.  Larry was a devoted husband, father and a very proud grandfather and great-grandfather.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Ellen, are sons, Michael Digue of Sebring, Fla., and Larry (Cheryl) Maggart of Wabash; daughters Hollie Digue (Herb Dalton) of Cumming, Ga., Kerrie (Brian) Hannigan of Peru, and Jean (Bob) Hilbert of Denver; grandchildren Rebecca L., Samantha G., Samantha A., Emily A., Marlee E., Quinn, Joshua, Chloe, Mike and Woodney; a great-grandchild, Malakai; and brothers David (Bobbie) Digue, of Florida and Robert (Dee) Digue, of Michigan

A service celebrating the life of Lawrence J. Digue will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at the Chapel Ministries Outreach, 3054 W. 400 N., Peru, with Pastor Tom Robbins officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico with Military Honors provided by the VFW Post 286 of Wabash.   Family and friends will gather from 4-8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1, at Chapel Ministries Outreach. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Chapel Ministries Outreach.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, Peru.

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Posted on 2019 Jan 30