- August 11, 1937 - January 23, 2013
- Lake Linden, Michigan
of Robert W.'s Passing
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“I was reading last nights paper at a friends house, and I saw a "thank you" from the Robert Heikkila family, and I hoped it was not the Bob Heikkila...Read More »
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“My prayers are with you and the family. I will miss Bob. I remember the many talks we had about the things he had been going through. Even though its...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Richard Mattson - Friend
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Cheryl and her family, and to Don and Bette.
3 of 14 | Posted by: Gloria (Laamanen) Lowney - WI
“I was so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I missed seeing him on both of our last two trips to Michigan. I'll always be grateful to him for selling us...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Marilyn & Dave Turcotte - Friend
“So sorry to hear about Bob's passing. We became friends when we moved back up north in 1996. Had a lot of good conversation, enjoyed his sauna on...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Jack & Shirley Toyra - Hubbell, MI
“So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.
6 of 14 | Posted by: Linda Roe - Calumet, MI
“Cheryl, my thoughts and prayers are with you, in the loss of your father.
7 of 14 | Posted by: Kim Spelich - copper city, MI
Sure will miss coming to your place and hearing your crazy stories and jokes,and having a few couple cold ones with you:)))).
Im...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Michele - friend
“Many thoughts and prayers for the Heikkila family.
9 of 14 | Posted by: Julie Hartung - Ishpeming , MI
“I have lots of memories working with Bob for 12 years in Hancock. I will miss seeing him this summer when I come home . .I always like to chat with...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Cindy (Markham) Saterstad
“So sorry to hear about Bob. Our sincere condolances to the family.
Marty & Tammy Schulze
11 of 14 | Posted by: Marty & Tammy Schulze - Freind
“I have many good memories of Bob back in the
early 1960s. We often had a cup of coffee at The Coffee Cup in Hancock on Friday evenings
after the 9...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Tom - Green Bay, WI - Friend
“Cheryl and family, I am saddened to see that your dad has passed away. I enjoyed talking with your dad when I would see him at Joffee's. I think we...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Darlene Van Wert (Karvonen)
“Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of Bob Heikkila's family. We wish we could be there but know that our love and prayers are with you at this time...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Debbie
Robert W. Heikkila, 75, former resident of Lake Linden, passed away Wednesday evening January 23, 2013, at the Marquette General Hospital where he had been a patient for the past week.
He was born on August 11, 1937, in Hancock , a son of the late William and Inez (Strang) Heikkila. Bob was raised in Liminga and attended the Stanton Schools and was a graduate of the Houghton High School with the class of 1955. Since 1966, he has made his home in the Tamarack City area.
On June 11, 1960, he was united in marriage to the former Judith Naasko. On June 14, 1999, she preceded him in death.
Mr. Heikkila had worked as a sales clerk in the Houghton and Hancock area for the Houghton Firestone Store, Montgomery Ward's, Joffee's Men's Store, the Copper Rivet, and Stern and Field's Men's Store. Bob was also active with the Stanton Athletic Club as a young adult. He was a former member of the Tamarack City Fire Department. He also was a cofounder of the T.C. Days, which are still held each year in Tamarack City. Bob also was an avid Detroit Red Wing, Tiger and Lion fan.
Robert served his country with the 107th Engineers Michigan National Guard.
Preceding him in death were his parents, his wife and his son William Heikkila.
His daughter: Cheryl (Tom) Monette of Tamarack City
His granddaughters: Nicole Heikkila and Beth Heikkila
His great grandson: Marky
His brother: Donald (Bette) Heikkila of Painesdale
A special friend: Nora Britz of Lake Linden
Numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins
Funeral services Bob will be held 5 p.m. Monday January 28, 2013, at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Hancock with Rev. D.J. Rasner to officiate. Spring burial will be in the Toivola Cemetery.
Friends may call on Monday January 28, 2013, from 3 pm until time of services at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Hancock.
To view Robert's obituary or to send condolences to the family please visit www.memorialchapel.net.
The Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Hancock has been assisting the family with the arrangements.