Jesse Max Hand

October 24, 1945 ~ July 13, 2020 (age 74)


Jesse Max Hand, 74, of Garrett, passed away Monday, July 13, 2020, at his home.

Born in Huntington County, IN, on October 24, 1945, to the late William and Estella (Warstler) Hand.

He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

Jesse married Jacque Cartwright in Huntertown, on December 2, 1967.

He worked at Dana in Fort Wayne for 32 years, retiring in 2001.

He was a member of Wayne Center United Methodist Church, American Legion #178 in Garrett, and Maumee Valley Steam Tractor Club. Jesse was a past member of the LaOtto Volunteer Fire Department and collector of fishing lures and farmall tractors.

Jesse is survived by his daughter, Angela Fritz; son, Shane Hand; six grandchildren, Josh, Joe, Jesse, Trae, Taylor "JJ" and Teonna; one great-grandson, Braylon; two brothers, Carroll (Shirley) Hand and Larry (Joyce) Hand; four sisters, DeMarise (Lynn) Martin, Barbara (Raymond) Deetz-Kissner, Shirley (Dave Fike) Hand-Gronski and Marsha Myers; sister-in-law, Sandy Hand; his faithful companion, Hunter.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Billy Hand; brothers-in-law, Larry Deetz and Richard Myers; niece, Dalene Johnson; nephew, Danny Cartwright.

Services will be at 11:00 am, Friday, July 17, 2020, at Sheets and Childs Funeral Home, with calling one hour prior to service.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, from 4-8 pm.

Burial taking place at Swan Cemetery.

Memorials to Wayne Center United Methodist Church, Kendallville, IN.

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July 16, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home - Churubusco
206 North Main Street
Churubusco, IN 46723

Funeral Service
July 17, 2020

11:00 AM
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home - Churubusco
206 North Main Street
Churubusco, IN 46723

Interment following funeral service
July 17, 2020

Swan Township Cemetery
Noble County
LaOtto, IN 46763


Wayne Center United Methodist Church
Kendallville IN

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