Bobby H.J. Heikkila, 87, of Brookings, passed away peacefully with his wife by his side.
Bobby was born in Marshland, Oregon in Emil and Emma Heikkila on Oct. 26, 1931.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Heide Heikkila of Brookings, Oregon; son Rondald Heikkila and daughter Laura Flynn of California, daughter Kathy Schroeder and son Scotty, daughter Kim Whitney of Nevada; Step-son Herb Weiss of California, Rob Weiss of Colorado; grandchildren Melissa Whitney, Ryan and Gage Heikkila and Landon Weiss.
Bobby served in the Coast Guard for 3 years after graduating high school then moved to California to join his brother Leroy in the logging industry and eventually retired from the San Jose Fire Department in 1987.
Bobby and Heide then moved and retired to Brookings for their love of the Oregon Coast and his love of fishing.
A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at a later date.