Derrick David Wolford

Derrick David Wolford, 30, of Michigan City, passed away on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 in Ohio. 


Derrick was born in La Porte, IN, on June 20, 1990 to Tad and Teri (Miller) Wolford. 


Surviving are his children, Julianna and Marcus Wolford; mother, Teri Wolford of La Porte; 2 sisters, Lyndsey Krcilek of La Porte and Alyssia Wolford of Michigan  City; grandmother, Donna Young of Milwaukee, WI; several aunts, including his highly regarded Auntie Flower (Carol); nieces and nephews; girlfriend, Liz; and bonus kids, Mason, Aniyah, and Jaydah.


Derrick was preceded by his father, Tad Wolford and grandfathers, David Young and William Miller.


Derrick worked as a construction contractor.  He enjoyed spoken word poetry, bonfires and family gatherings.  By his family he was affectionately known as a "Top Notch Uncle" to Kiera, Darrien, Ella, Ava, Abby, and Iris.  Derrick enjoyed sharing his struggles, insights and journey with others.  He was driven to find purpose in adversity and strived to inspire others to find a light in the dark as well. 



A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 5 pm on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center.  Pastor Jeff Zigler will be officiating.


A time of visitation will be held from 2 pm until the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. 


Due to the recent Governor's Order, anyone attending the visitation and/or service is required to wear a mask.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the family c/o Teri Wolford, 2900 Monroe Street, La Porte, IN  46350.


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