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Stephen L. Squires

August 19, 1950 — December 10, 2022

Stephen L. Squires, 72, of La Porte, passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at Northwest Health - La Porte.

Stephen was born in Elkhart, IN, on August 19, 1950 to Gordon and Nathene M. (Farnsworth) Squires.

On June 30, 1973, he married Jean Schacht who survives.  Also surviving are his children, Brady Squires of MI and Valerie (Zac) Gallik of La Porte; 3 grandsons, Deakin, Cyrus, and Isiah; sister, Maureen (Bob) Capshew of Mexico; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Stephen was a mechanical engineer for 21 years at Dwyer Instruments where he patented a pressure switch.  After retirement, Stephen worked at Ace Hardware for several years.

He was a 1968 graduate of Elston High School and a 1972 Purdue University graduate, majoring in mechanical engineering.  Stephen proudly served on the La Porte County HAZMAT team.  He became an Eagle Scout in 1966 and enjoyed the outdoors and camping.  Most importantly, Stephen loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 15, 2022 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center.  Cremation will take place following the visitation.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorial contributions be directed to the La Porte County Parks Foundation, Inc., in c/o La Porte County Parks Department, 0185 South Holmesville Road, LaPorte, IN 46350.

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Thursday, December 15, 2022

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La Porte, IN 46350

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