Harold "Allen" Milton, 69, of La Porte, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at his home.
Allen was born on October 11, 1951 in Rensselaer, IN, to Elmer Harold and Norma Mae (Bonstra) Milton.
On October 9, 1999, in La Porte, IN, he married Mary Louise Gullickson who survives. Also surviving are his children, Jason (Lucky) Milton of Elkhart and Laura (Shawn Fear) Milton of La Porte ; 2 grandchildren, Hayden and Arya; stepchildren, Aaron (Rose) Bass of Michigan City, Lisa Lambert of La Porte, Adam Bass of Michigan City, and Travis Bass of WI; 6 step-grandchildren, RJ, Russell, Megan, Luke, Nathan, and Norah; longtime friend, Catalina Johnson; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Allen was preceded by his parents; brother, Rick Milton; and sister, Sandra Kay Mitchell.
Allen proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1969-1974 and was a Vietnam Veteran. Following his service, he practiced martial arts, earning 4 black belts, and owned and operated a Dojo for several years in Colorado. In Indiana, he was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church for 21 years. Allen semi-retired in 2007 to care for his wife with Alzheimer's. In 2013, Allen was diagnosed with ALS.
A Celebration of Life Service with Full Military Honors will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Pastor Dennis Meyer officiating. Burial will follow at Carmel Cemetery.
A time of visitation will be held from 4 - 8 p.m. on Friday, October 16, 2020 and from 9 a.m. until the start of the service on Saturday at the funeral home.
Due to the Governor's Order, anyone attending the visitation and/or service is required to wear a mask.
Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's and Dementia Services of Northern IN, 922 E. Colfax Ave., South Bend, IN 46617 or The ALS Association, PO Box 37022, Boone, IA 50037-0022.
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