Michael Hand

Michael Hand, 54, of La Porte, passed away on Friday, October 1, 2021 at Northwest Health, Porter. 


Michael was born in La Porte, IN, on October 17, 1966 to Michael Hand and Martha (Blake) Hand. 


Surviving Michael are his son, Jakob Hand; brother, Matthew (Tracy) Hand; stepmother, Vonda Hand; uncle, David Hand; aunt, Sue Anderson; uncle, David (Bev) Hand; nephew, Tristan Hand; as well as numerous cousins.


He was preceded in death by his parents; grandfather, Robert Hand; grandmother, Doris Hand; uncle, Robert Hand; and special cousin, Bobby Anderson.


Michael was the C.O.O. of The Shop Local Network.  In his youth, he enjoyed playing baseball.  He enjoyed golf and played for a weekly golf league.  Michael often participated in golf tournaments.  He was such an avid player that he could tell you every shot, on every hole, that he played.  Although he truly loved golf, his greatest accomplishment and the light of his life, was his son, Jake.  If  you were close to Michael, you knew how proud he was of his son. 


Michael had many friends and never met a stranger.  He treated everyone as a friend.  Michael was loyal and he loved hard.  He was always up for a good laugh or to make others laugh.  Michael will be greatly missed by his family and so many friends.


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


A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 9, 2021  at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center with dear friend and business partner, Nick Bello officiating.


A time of visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home. 


Memorial contributions may be directed to Michael's son,  Jakob Hand, 2900 Monroe St., La Porte, IN  46350.                              


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