Howard Milam, 1949-2021

 

Howard Leon Milam, 72, passed away Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, at Northwest Health – La Porte, Ind.

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

Howard served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He worked as a service manager at Brown Tire in Valparaiso, Ind., for over 25 years. Howard enjoyed watching Star Trek, John Wayne and the Cubs. His hobbies included woodworking, 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.

On July 19, 1969, in La Porte, 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; and many nieces and nephews.

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

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 St., La Porte, Ind. 46350, or to the donor’s choice.

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