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Brian Lee Lidgard

December 25, 1959 — December 1, 2023

Brian Lee Lidgard, 63, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away peacefully at his home on December 1, 2023.

Brian was born on December 25, 1959 in La Porte,IN to Richard and Alice (O'Krey) Lidgard.

On April 19, 1980 at St. John's Lutheran Church in La Porte, IN, he married Christine Hagenow who survives.  Also surviving are his 3 sons, Ryan (Allie) Lidgard of St. Petersburg, FL, Adam (Callie) Lidgard of La Porte, and Aaron (Mandi) Lidgard of Valparaiso; grandchildren, Camden and Raiden Lidgard of La Porte, Drake, Tanner and Bryce Lidgard of La Porte, and his only granddaughter, Bradley Lidgard of Valparaiso; 2 sisters, Brenda Riley and Tammy Lidgard; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Brian worked as a shipping and receiving manager at American Renolit Corporation for 45 years.  He volunteered as a Center Township firefighter, a first responder, and as a Red Cross CPR and first aid instructor for many years.

Brian's greatest passion in life was his involvement in the Pop Warner Program.  He was the President of La Porte Pop Warner for 16 years and also the League President for Northern Indiana.  For many years he coached football, but most recently he served on the Regional Management Board Member of Mid-America Pop Warner.

Brian enjoyed numerous activities such as coaching baseball, fishing, snowmobiling, and off roading.  He also enjoyed working on small motors, bowling, playing darts, and racing in the Demolition Derby.

Since he was born on Christmas day, he loved celebrating Christmas.  He collected Christmas memorabilia and dreamnt of opening his own Christmas shop when he retired.  Above all else, Brian adored his family and especially his grandkids.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 am on Monday, December 11, 2023 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Pastor Ron Brauer officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Lake Cemetery.

A time of visitation will be held from 2 - 6 pm on Sunday, and from 10 am until the time of the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, 705 Riley Hospital Dr., Indianapolis, IN  46202.

Condolences may be shared with the family on www.cutlercares.com.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Brian Lee Lidgard, please visit our flower store.

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Monday, December 11, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center

2900 Monroe Street
La Porte, IN 46350

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Celebration of Life Service

Monday, December 11, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

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Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center

2900 Monroe Street
La Porte, IN 46350

*Standard text messaging rates apply.

*Standard text messaging rates apply.

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