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Hershel Van Weaver, Jr.

October 21, 1967 — December 11, 2023

Hershel "Herk" Van Weaver, Jr., 56, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away on Monday, December 11, 2023 at his home, surrounded by family that dearly loved and cared for him.

Herk was born in Chicago, IL, on October 21, 1967 to Hershel V. Weaver, Sr. and Karen (Simpkins) Weaver.

Herk is survived by his daughter, Amber (Matthew) Carlson of Star City, IN; son/brother, George "Alan" (Jessica) Weaver of La Porte; sisters, Lisa (David) Sanchez and Kathy Weaver, all of La Porte; brothers, Michael Weaver of La Porte and Kevin Scott; uncles, Gifford (Lois) Weaver and Lawrence Simpkins; aunts, Mary Beth Simpkins and Jackie (Joe) Scott; granddaughters, Makenzie, Marylynn, and Macyann; treasured nieces and nephews, Bryce, Audrey, Cayleb, Elyssa, Kandice, Elaina, and Brielle; and many Tennessee cousins.

He was preceded in death by his beloved grandchild, Baby Carlson; parents; grandmother, Mary Simpkins; and grandfather, George Simpkins.

At the young age of 28, Herk selflessly adopted his 3 siblings, to keep the family together after the passing of their mother.  Because of his special bond with Alan, Herk had the honor of growing closer to his three granddaughters, Makenzie, Marylynn, and Macyann.

Herk was a Mason for many years.   He enjoyed building scale models of all kinds and running his model group, Herks Modelworks.

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

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 22, 2023, at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

A time of visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. until the time of service on Friday.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family c/o George "Alan" Weaver, 2900 Monroe St., La Porte, IN 46350.

Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.cutlercares.com.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Hershel Van Weaver, Jr., please visit our flower store.

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Friday, December 22, 2023

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Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center

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La Porte, IN 46350

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Celebration of Life Memorial Service

Friday, December 22, 2023

Starts at 5:00 pm (Central time)

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Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center

2900 Monroe Street
La Porte, IN 46350

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