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Tyler A. Terusiak

August 26, 1999 — March 28, 2020

Tyler A. Terusiak, 20, of La Porte, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at La Porte Hospital and Health Services.

Tyler was born in La Porte, IN, on August 26, 1999 to Eric Terusiak and Dawn (Richardson) Vitale.

Surviving are his parents, Eric (Jody) Terusiak of Kingsford Heights and Dawn (Jason) Vitale of La Porte; siblings, Christian (Gabbi) Terusiak of La Porte, Kyle (Britney) Terusiak of Michigan City, and Austin Terusiak of La Porte; stepsiblings, Mercadies, Tristan, and Jada Vitale, all of Knox; grandmothers, Janet Thompson of VA and Pam Gardner of La Porte; step-grandmother, Kim Baker of La Porte; and step-grandfather, Bill Thompson of VA.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Phillip Alexander Terusiak and Nicholas Gardner.

Tyler was a laborer.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, dirt bikes, and being outdoors.  He loved spending time with his friends.  Tyler was the life of the party and loved to laugh.

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

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family c/o Dawn Vitale, 2900 Monroe St., La Porte, IN  46350.

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