It is with great regret and
sorrow that we must notify you of the death of our Classmate, Larry Heikkila, on
January 17, 2016, in Dewey, AZ, after a courageous five-year battle with brain
Larry is survived by wife, Margo; son, Erik
and his wife, Brooke, of St. Thomas, VI, their son, Banyan, and daughter, Irie;
and son Kyle and his wife, Arashan, of Salt Lake City, UT, and their sons, Reef
Larry's Celebration of
Life service will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, July 2, 2016 at Faith United
Community Church, 1061N Old Chisholm Trail, Dewey, AZ 86327.
Larry's cremated remains will be scattered over the
waters of the Virgin Islands.
may be sent to Margo at 11713 Longhorn Drive, Dewey, AZ 86327-5901.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in
Larry's memory be made to your favorite charity.
Andy. Be thou at peace.
Class Memorial Pages\C-2 Larry Heikkila.pdf
I remember Cadet
Heikkila only as "Larry" because we belonged to the Army Swim Team. He swam a
fast backstroke and he regularly contributed his share of points to the Army
score during inter-collegiate competitions. He was a good-looking guy who smiled
often and did his daily workouts with enthusiasm.
We belonged to different Companies, so we rarely met outside the gym. In the
Mess Hall, I did notice that he wore stars on his Dress Gray uniform, so that
meant he was one of the academically gifted ones. But he never showed it in the
dining table -- he was a quiet guy, more reticent than the rest of us.
We parted ways after his Graduation Day and our paths never crossed again. He
had a younger brother, Wayne, who was my classmate. Be thou at peace, Larry!
Brigadier General Ramon M. Ong (Retired)
Armed Forces of the Philippines
Obituary for Frank
Frank Lawrence Heikkila, 77, passed away at his home in
the Prescott Country Club on Jan. 17, 2016, after a courageous battle with brain
Larry, as he was called by family and friends, grew up in Lima, Ohio, and earned
an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He graduated in 1961 and chose his commission in
the U.S. Marine Corps where he served for three years. He married his childhood
sweetheart Margo English in 1963, and eventually they re-located to the Virgin
Islands. In St. Thomas, he taught math education at the University of the Virgin
Islands for 30 years, earning the distinguished status of professor emeritus.
He was an ardent devotee of numerous water activities including boating, swimming,
snorkeling, scuba diving and spear fishing. He was an avid sports enthusiast and
particularly enjoyed working with young people as a high school football
referee. In 2006, he and Margo re-located to the Prescott area where they hoped
there would be "no hurricanes."
Besides his wife, Larry is survived by two sons, Erik L. Heikkila of St. Thomas
and Kyle W. Heikkila of Salt Lake City, Utah; and four grandchildren.