David M. Stanley

David M. Stanley, 47, of Michigan City, passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at his home. 


David was born in La Porte, IN, on June 7, 1972 to Don and Doris (Schmaltz) Stanley. 


Surviving are his mother, Doris Stanley of Michigan City; brother, Jim Stanley of La Porte; 5 nieces, Krystle (Trevor) Beals of Spencerville, IN, Andrea Stanley of Indianapolis, Amanda (Kylle) Arnold of Fort Bliss, TX, and Heather and Jamie Stanley, both of Charlotte, NC, and 3 godchildren, Kyle Curry, Anna Sharp and Emma Sharp, all of La Porte.


He was preceded in death by his father, Don Stanley and nephew, Ronnie Bodenheimer.


David was a maintenance supervisor for many years at Central States Manufacturing.  He enjoyed fishing, making annual trout fishing trips to North Carolina.  David also enjoyed motorcycles, cooking, and crafting beer and wine.  He was a talented marksman.


Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte.


A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, January 31, 2020 at La Porte Missionary Church, 104 E. 18th St, La Porte, with Pastor Steve Galloway officiating.  The family encourages a time of sharing memories for anyone who cares to do so.


A time of visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until the time of the service on Friday at the church. 


Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 14350 Mundy Dr., Suite 800-199, Noblesville, IN 46060 or the Alzheimer's Association, Greater IN Chapter Northwest Office, 8679 Connecticut St., Suite D, Merrillville, IN 46410.                 


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