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Cape Girardeau Mourns Passing Of Fire Inspector Ivan LaGrand, Community Procession Held

Ivan LaGrand
Courtesy of The Cape Girardeau Fire Department

On Thursday, December 2nd, the City of Cape Girardeau announced the passing of fire inspector Ivan LaGrand. He died on Wed. Dec. 1st, due to complications from COVID-19.

He served the community for 25 years and was looking to retire in the next year. In a public statement issued on the Cape Girardeau Fire Department’s Facebook page, the department expressed their feelings on the loss.

“His humor and care for his brothers and sisters in public safety will be greatly missed.”

Mayor Bob Fox ordered all U.S. and Missouri flags at public buildings in Cape Girardeau be flown at half-staff until the day of interment in order to commemorate the former employee of the Cape Girardeau Fire Department.

Visitation was held on Monday, Dec. 6 at the La Croix Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau, and funeral services were on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at the La Croix Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau.

The route of procession ended at Hobbs Chapel Cemetery for burial, where full firefighter honors were presented.