Michael Totton Sr. (nick name Rotton), 68, of Indianapolis, passed away on May 3, 2018. He was born on June 7, 1949 in Indianapolis to the late William and Dorothy Totton. Mike graduated from high school in Lawrence in 1967. He served his country in the US Army from 1968 to 1970.

Mike was a member of the Local 440 Plumbers and Steamfitters Union of Indianapolis for 35 years. He was also a member the American Legion Post #495, along with the Legion Riders and the Dick Heads (which was a group of guys that helped disabled children by building ramps into their homes and raising money for medications, etc.).

Mike was a certified welder and journeyman pipefitter. A strong man, whom sometimes was little too stubborn for his own good and had a hard time asking for help. He always did his best though. Mike had his own brand of wisdom. He was a spiritual man, but not necessarily religious. He was sentimental, but had a hard time showing it. He loved life and living it – he will truly be missed.

Mike is survived by his son, Michael Jr. (Jennifer) Totton; grandsons, Kyle and Jonah Totton; step-grandchildren, Cryssi Johnson, Haley McDowell and Jeremy McDowell; siblings, Jean (Hector) Mogollon and Donna (Gene) Wheeler; and ex-wife, Susan Totton. He is preceded in death by his parents, mentioned above, along with his brother, Ron Totton.

A Memorial Service will be held at 8pm on Friday, May 11, 2018 at Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services, 5215 N. Shadeland Avenue, with a gathering starting at 6pm until the time of service. Per Mike’s request, absolutely NO TIES will be allowed in the funeral home. Memorial Contributions may be made in Mike’s Memory to The Hoosier Veterans’ Assistance Foundation.

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  1. Although I could not see you one last time while you were in the hospital, I’m glad that we went to see you at the house and I gave you a hug. We weren’t very close but there are memories of my childhood spent with you. Our family will miss you Gramps. May you rest well. We love you.

  2. So sorry for your loss. Mike was one of kind I will miss him. He was a friend and brother. When we rode on a good day, he made a great day.
    Sir James

  3. You and mom were so happy together and loved each other so much even to the day you passed! We love you Pop, we will see you again someday. Until then ride high dad ride high! We miss you already! Love forever & eternity. Angie, Feb Rottener, Sunshine, Neuth, Krystal and your best bud Mojo!I will always remember what you said to everyone about you and mom" aren’t we so damn cool"everyone always said yes!

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