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Sam Dekuiper Obituary, Death Former Lawrence Tech Baseball Player, Tragically Killed in Car Accident in Traverse City, Michigan; Community Mourns Loss of Exceptional Athlete and Person”

Sam Dekuiper Obituary, Death Former Lawrence Tech Baseball Player, Tragically Killed in Car Accident in Traverse City, Michigan; Community Mourns Loss of Exceptional Athlete and Person”

Samuel Dekuiper, a former baseball player at Lawrence Technological University, has passed away in a tragic car accident in Traverse City, Michigan, on May 3, 2024. The accident occurred when a vehicle crossed the center line and collided with his car on County Road 633 between Miller Road and Schell Road around 5:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon.

The Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Office reported that one person was killed in the collision, which involved two vehicles. The area was closed for investigation, and Captain Brandon Brinks stated that the incident is still under investigation.

Sam Dekuiper, a 2019 graduate of Traverse City West High School, was an exceptional athlete and person. He was known for his outstanding work ethic, cheerful demeanor, and ability to find the good in any situation. He played baseball at Lawrence Technological University for four years, where he excelled both on and off the field.

After graduating, he worked as a Production Assembler at Thompson Surgical Instruments, Inc. for four months and later as an Engineering Intern at Thompson Retractor for eight months before being promoted to Design Engineer.

The news of his passing has sent shockwaves through the community, with friends, family, and former teammates mourning the loss of an exceptional individual. The Titan family at Lawrence Technological University remembered him as “a good one” who was taken too soon.

Sam Dekuiper’s legacy will live on through the countless lives he touched, and his memory will be cherished by all who knew him. His tragic passing serves as a reminder of the fragility of life and the importance of cherishing every moment. Rest in peace, Sam Dekuiper.

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