Milton Dale Hayden


Milton Dale Hayden, 81, of Royal Center, passed away at 7:55 a.m., Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 at Chase Center in Logansport, surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Feb. 27, 1938 in Logansport, he was the son of the late John and Bertha (Conklin) Hayden. He attended Royal Center High School. On Nov. 30, 1957, he married Nancy Brown, who survives.
Dale retired from Valley Tool and Stamping in Logansport where he was production manager for over 25 years. He was a member of Baptist Christian Church. Dale was an avid I.U. fan, enjoyed watching old westerns and especially liked spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Hayden, of Royal Center; daughters, Tami Robertson (Dan) of Buffalo and Traci Schlick (Steve) of Royal Center; grandchildren, Jeremy Rogers, Amanda Marvin (Scott), Tom Hayden (Jillian), Brianne Hayden, Justin Schlick (Elizabeth) and Jasmine Schlick; and great-grandchildren Eli, Christa, Jake, Lilly, Jase, Jaxyn and Tucker.
He was also preceded in death by his son, Brian Hayden; grandson, Brandon Schlick; brothers, Donald Hayden, Ivan Hayden, Harold Sanders and Lawrence Hayden; and sisters, Dora Jean Montgomery, Velda Arion, Glenda Martin, Eva Wedekind and Lucille Shanks.
Services will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 at Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Homes & Crematory, Royal Center Chapel with Pastor Richard Utterback officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 at the funeral home. Burial will be at Kistler Cemetery in Royal Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Christian Church and/or the Cass County Humane Society. Please sign Dale's online guestbook or leave a condolence for the Hayden family at
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Published on September 6, 2019
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John Scott
Sep 12, 2019
My deepest condolence to family, I got to meet Melton thru his granddaughter Jasmine, while he was at Miller's, I got to talk a little with him whenever I saw him, he always seemed to remember me, I 'm saddened to read of his passing.
Vickie Hayden.
Sep 07, 2019
Sweetest Sunrise Bouquet was purchased for the family of Milton Dale Hayden by Vickie Hayden..  Send flowers