AMerican Veteran 11

Howard Leon Milam

April 1, 1949 ~ October 7, 2021 (age 72)

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Howard Leon Milam, 72, passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Northwest Health La Porte.

Howard was born on April 1, 1949 in La Porte, IN, to Hugh and Cynthia La Vera (Hires) Milam.

On July 19, 1969 in La Porte, IN, he married Bonnie Zollman who survives.  Also surviving are his children, Shawn (April) Milam and Sara (JP) Smith, both of La Porte; 2 grandchildren, Gabrielle and Leon; 1 great-granddaughter, Esther; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Phyllis, Virginia, and Raymond.

Howard served in the Army during the Vietnam War.  He worked as a service manager at Brown Tire in Valparaiso for over 25 years.  Howard enjoyed watching Star Trek, John Wayne and the Cubs.  His hobbies included wood working, home remodeling, taking scenic road trips, and attending car shows.  His happiest moments were when his family was gathered around the table together.  Howard was a "true" good samaritan. 

Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte.  A private family service will take place at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family c/o Bonnie Milam, 2900 Monroe Street, La Porte, IN 46350 or to the donor's choice.

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Cremation has taken place. A private family service will take place.

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La Porte, Indiana 46350

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