Michael Charles Milo

Michael Charles Milo

Dec. 21, 1927 — March 17, 2021

Michael Charles Milo, 93, of Knox, passed away peacefully at 10:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 17, at his home.

Born on Dec. 21, 1927, in Chicago, he was the son of the late Mike and Paulina (Gergeley) Milo.

Michael was a United States Army veteran, serving in World War II. 

On June 2, 1951, he married Juanita M. “Dolly” Bender in Winamac. They enjoyed more than 69 loving years together.

Mike worked in farming for many years at Winamac and Bass Lake. Moving to Bass Lake in 1957, he continued farming until he bought and developed Hickory Hills Campground in 1969, retiring in 1994. He also formerly operated the Bass Lake Landfill.

He was a member of the VFW and the Royal Center Masonic Lodge and was a lifetime member of the South Bend Scottish Rite. He formerly served on the Knox School Board, the Bass Lake Conservancy Board and the Bass Lake Fire Dept. and Scuba Diving Team. He was also a former member of the Farmers Union and the California Twp. Advisory Board. He was also a member of the Bass Lake Exhausted Roosters Club.

He loved his family and friends dearly and enjoyed winters in the Florida sun observing nature and mowing with his John Deere lawn tractors.

Survivors include his wife Dolly Milo of Knox; sons: Michael E. “Mike” [Penny] Milo of Evansville, Wyoming, Mark A. [Joy] Milo of Knox, and Max M. [Angel] Milo of Knox; sister: Julia “Judy” [Walter] Michaelis of Naperville, Illinois; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by foster son Steven Philip Kring; sister Anna [Jay] Vas; and brothers: Joseph [Rita] Milo, and Edward [Roxanne] Milo. 

Per Mike’s wishes, there will be no visitation or service.

Mike’s online guestbook is available and condolences can be shared with the family at www.ransfuneralhomes.com. 

(Pulaski County Journal — March 24, 2021) 

Pulaski County Journal

114 W. Main Street
Winamac, IN 46996

Office Number: (574) 946-6628
Fax Number: (574) 946-7471

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