Dallas Howard Butts

Dallas Howard Butts, 80, of Michigan City, passed away on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at Rittenhouse Village.


Dallas was born on May 1, 1941 in Michigan City, IN, to Howard and Irene (Thorpe) Butts.


On January 23, 1988 in La Porte, IN, he married Carol Jean King, who survives.  Also surviving are his stepsons, Michael A. Snyder of Altoona, PA and Gregory S. Snyder of South Bend; siblings, Dixie Beach of Michigan City and Duane Butts of La Porte; nephew, Danny Butts of La Porte; stepbrother, Dale Butts of Palatine, IL; and beloved Labradoodle, Annie.


He was preceded by his parents and brother, Dan Butts.


Dallas proudly and honorably served as a U.S. Marine from 1962-1966 then again from 1967-1971, during the Vietnam Era.  He received the Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal.


Later, Dallas worked as a telephone cable splicer for many years at Indiana Bell.  He enjoyed collecting Lionel Trains.


A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, August 27, 2021 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center.  Cremation will follow the service.  Burial will occur at a later date at Pine Lake Cemetery.


A time of visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until the time of the service on Friday at the funeral home.  Full Military Honors will occur at 6 p.m.


Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.


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