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Stephen "Steve" Wesley Hand

August 3, 1983 — October 1, 2023

Beloved brother in Christ, Stephen "Steve" Wesley Hand, 40, of La Porte, Indiana, went home to be with the Lord on October 1, 2023.

Steve was born on August 3, 1983 to Stephen and Beverly (Corey) Hand.

On September 1, 2007, he married Alliegra Peting who survives. Also surviving are his son, David: parents; sister, Amy (Mark) Povlock; niece, Shania Povlock; nephew, Luke Povlock; great-nephew, Bryson Povlock; as well as a multitude of family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his niece, MaKenna; grandparents; aunts; uncles; and other loving family members.

Steve was a devoted Christian man who loved the Lord and held fast to his convictions.  He co-led a home group, taught children's church, played bass guitar on the worship team, and did church IT.

Steve loved his wife and son with all of his heart.  He was a devoted husband and father to his two favorite people in the world.

Steve was a very thoughtful and honest man.  He had a gift of making everyone laugh.  He cherished fond times with family and friends.  He loved playing, watching and talking sports, especially about the Cubs and Colts.  He treasured time spent playing Mario Kart with his son.  He enjoyed playing games, especially strategy board games.  He loved watching The Office, WWE, and The Golden Girls.  Steve was fond of childhood nostalgia, especially the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  He was passionate and all-in with everything he did.  He lovingly was particular about things and a stickler about the rules.

He was the Network and Systems Administrator at New Prairie United School corporation; he worked there for 17 years.  He loved making a difference in the students' lives through his work.

Steve was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

A time of visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at La Porte Assembly of God beginning at 12:00 p.m.  A Celebration of Life will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the church with Pastor Jeffrey Starkey officiating.  Burial will follow at Patton Cemetery.  In honor and celebration of Steve, please wear Chicago Cubs or Indianapolis Colts attire.  Out of the abundant love that Steve had for his wife and son, the family requests that those attending wear a mask and those who are ill not attend.

To help bless and cover Steve's family, donations may be made to the family c/o Alliegra Hand, 2900 Monroe Street, La Porte, IN  46350.

The family is gathering stories of Steve's impact on people's lives to have for his family to cherish forever.  Please share a story or memory on or fill out a Share Card available at Cutlers.  Share Cards will also be available at the Celebration of Life.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2023

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Wednesday, October 11, 2023

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