James E. LeGrand M.D.
1947 - 2017
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James E. LeGrand, M.D.

Dr. James LeGrand, 69, passed away peacefully on May 23, 2017.

Born August 21, 1947 in Granite City, Illinois, he was predeceased by his father Elvis LeGrand and sister Carolyn LeGrand Crockarell. James is survived by his husband Dr. William Mirola, mother Ina LeGrand, daughter Valerie LeGrand Arendt (Jeffrey Arendt), son Todd LeGrand (Nicole Martinez-LeGrand), and one granddaughter Edythe Ina Arendt.

Jim received his BS in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 1969 where he was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He received his MD from the University of Illinois-Chicago in 1973. He was named to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society in 1972 and was board certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Care.

Jim began his medical career in Champaign, IL in 1977, moving to Indianapolis in 1991, where he worked a variety of private and group practices until his death. Most recently, he was a part of Indiana Physician Associates and St. Vincent's Hospice. He was in the forefront of HIV and end-of-life care.  

Jim had a passion for music and was proficient on the piano, flute, and piccolo. He sang with the Trinity Episcopal Church Choir and he played the flute in the Pride of Indy Band. He enjoyed traveling, fine food and wine, art, and culture.

Visitation on Thursday, May 25 from 5-8 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3243 N. Meridian St. with services to follow, Friday, at 4:30 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dr. LeGrand's memory may be made to the Damien Center, Franciscan Hospice House, or to the University of Illinois Bands Annual Fund.

Arrangements by Flanner and Buchanan-Broad Ripple.  www.flannerbuchanan.com




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Published in The Indianapolis Star on May 24, 2017.
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August 7, 2017
best doctor ever. very caring
mike thomas
July 21, 2017
Jim was an excellent Doctor, and had a bedside manner to match. Very caring, especially to those diagnosed with Hiv. He was my Doctor for many years, and I will always miss him. Rest in peace, my friend, and thank you for everything. What an incredible Human Being, Hugs.
William Treadway
July 8, 2017
Brian Labelle
June 19, 2017
Jim was my doctor for 15 + years and throughout my career, I was his Office Manager for several years until our lives took diverging paths. I remained a patient and Jim helped me through some of the worst years of my life.

Jim's genuine support, loving care, and kindness were qualities that he had for anyone. But, after my partner of 13 years was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, Jim was there for me every step of the way.

He will be truly missed and my thoughts, and prayers go out to his family and friends. Jim was a great man with so much heart and soul, his passing is a profound loss that touches each of us in a unique way.

Rest in Peace my good friend.
G Grote
June 3, 2017
Thank you Dr LeGrand for you outstanding care and excellent manner in which you treated me. You were an outstanding doctor and will not be forgotten. May you rest in peace.
Art Perez
June 2, 2017
Dr. LeGrand,
I will miss you so. I was a patient over 20 years ago and lost you when your practice changed. After an extensive internal search I found you, called, and asked if you would take me on as a patient again. You said yes and I was extremely thankful. Over the past few years you have helped me immensely. I remember you saying that you couldn't believe I followed you and that I drove the distance from Kokomo to see you. I told you it was because I believed in you... thank you for taking such good care of me. I hope I find someone as yourself to keep me healthy. My last appointment was cancelled because you were in the hospital. My heart is heavy for your husband and family ❤
Leon Jones
June 1, 2017
my deepest sympathies to all who loved Dr Elvis.. I called him that... he tolerated it !
Jeffrey Reeves
May 28, 2017
Rest in Peace my Friend
Mark Allen
May 27, 2017
Rest ln Peace Dr LeGrand.
May 27, 2017
My deepest sympathy to the family of Dr. Legrand. He was a wonderful person and a great doctor and gave many people hope. Rest in peace, Dr. Legrand and God bless and comfort your family as they go through this very difficult time of loss. You will be missed by many.
Linda Dickerson
May 26, 2017
I met Jim when I was recruited by Christie Clinic to establish a Pulmonary Critical Care Department in 1985. Jim was a very capable and competent Internist who shared call with me and helped establish a very high caliber program.
Jim ended up leaving the clinic, and went on to expand his horizons and pursue other interests.
What is constant ,however, is that he was a very
compassionate and kind physician, very well educated, and loved his patients who in return loved him. It is no surprise that he became a Hospice and Palliative Physician, because that was the type of person he was. The world mourns the loss of a great Physician.
May his memory serve as a blessing to all who were lucky enough to know him.

Maury K. Topolosky,M.D., FCCP
Maury K. Topolosky,M.D.
May 26, 2017
Dr LeGrand was medical director at the first hospice where I worked. Our paths have crossed many times since then. His commitment & compassion for his patients was exemplary. My condolences & prayers to all those he left behind.
Susan Carson, Hospice RN
Susan Carson
May 26, 2017
To the family of James E. LeGrand M.D. May the love of family and friends comfort you. Blessed are they that mourned: for they shall be comforted.
CC
May 26, 2017
I WILL MISS YOU, MY FRIEND, AND DOCTOR. THANKS FOR PUTTING ON THE ROAD TO A HEALTH, AND HAPPY LIFE. I WILL CHERISH MY LAST, GOODBYE HUG FROM YOU.
WILLIAM GOODALL IIII
May 25, 2017
WHAT CAN I SAY? SEEMS LIKE SO MANY PEOPLE SHARE MY THOUGHTS, YOU HAVE TOUCHED SO MANY, YOU WERE ALWAYS SINCERELY CONCERNED ABOUT MY HEALTH AND MY HAPPINESS. YOU WILL NEVER BE REPLACED, YOUR HUMOR AND WITTY REMARKS....I WILL TREASURE THOSE, AND WILL KEEP THOSE MEMORIES WITH ME ALWAYS...MISSING YOU.. SINCERELY..... TERRY LUCAS AND BILLY LUCAS.... RIP
Terry Lucas
May 25, 2017
So sorry to hear this news! Great pillar in the community . He will be truly missed! My prayers and thoughts are with your family.❤
Becky Grisell
May 25, 2017
Dr. LeGrand was my doctor for several years and he was the best doctor I had ever had. I will truly miss him. My condolences goes out to his husband Bill and his entire family.
Bob Snider
May 24, 2017
Jim was my doctor and friend for nearly 25 years. When i had to move back to Ft Wayne because of a rare terminal neurological illness i still drove 2 hours because of the bond we had. I will miss him so very much.my heart goes out to his husband, son, daughter and family. He was so darn ornery and there is no doctor that could ever replace Jim. It wont be long till i join him and I know he will be there open armed with all my other family and friends. Until then, may the Angels surround him and may his family and friends remember all the wonderful memories they shared with Jim and may those memories help comfort the loss we are feeling inside.
David Drake
May 24, 2017
Jim was my doctor and friend for nearly 25 years. When i had to move back to Ft Wayne because of a rare terminal neurological illness i still drove 2 hours because of the bond we had. I will miss him so very much.my heart goes out to his husband, son and family. He was so darn ornery and there is no doctor that could ever replace Jim. It wont be long till i join him and I know he will be there open armed with all my other family and friends. Until then, may the Angels surround him and may his family and friends remember all the wonderful memories they shared with Jim and may those memories help comfort the loss we are feeling inside.
David Drake
May 24, 2017
Dr. LeGrand was among the very best clinicians I ever had the privilege of working alongside. I practiced with Jim on many cases in Campaign and his compassion and dedication were instructive. It's been 20+ years but his compassion and dedication continues to be remembered by many here in Champaign. God speed.
May 24, 2017
I knew Jim at the beginning of his professional career at Christie Clinic. He worked very long hours and took very good care of his patients. He was a loving and devoted father to Valerie and Todd. I remember poker games with him and I am happy
to report that he was a much better doctor than a poker player! When he lost a few dollars, he would say "What am i going to do about Valerie's college tuition?" What a great sense of humor he had. We have missed Jim since his move to Indianapolis but it was good to see him from time to time. My sincere condolences to Bill, Valerie and Todd.
Dave Whippo
May 24, 2017
Devon Ancich
May 24, 2017
Dr James Legrand was instrumental in moving hospice forward in Indianapolis. i will always hold his memory in my heart, for all that he taught me.

Maxine Lindle RN Admission Nurse for Kindred Hospice,
maxine lindle
May 24, 2017
My mother and I send our sincere love and prayers to Ina and the family.
Nancy Walker-Childers
May 24, 2017
May 24, 2017
I truely admired Dr. Legrand. He gave hope for the hopeless, guidance to the lost, and meaning to humanity. This world is better because he emulated kindness and love of his lifes' work. He was loved and will be missed by many.
B.B. NP, Indpl , Indiana
B B
May 24, 2017
I truely admired Dr. Legrand. He gave hope for the hopeless, guidance to the lost, and meaning to humanity. This world is better because he emulated kindness and love of his lifes' work. He was loved and will be missed by many.
B Bowers, NP
May 24, 2017
Diana Roberts
May 24, 2017
Dr Legrand was our family Doctor for years. He took such great care of my mother and always had such a way with her. Our condolence to his family he always shared pictures of his precious granddaughter with us we will miss him terribly. The Roberts and Gill family.
May 23, 2017
I was a patient of Dr. Legrand's for 21+ years and will miss his smile, humor, guidance and mentorship. My condolences to his family and friends.
CLN
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