Obituary: Wesley Edward Heikkila


March 3, 2023

Wesley Edward Heikkila, 86, died Feb. 23, 2023, at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton. He was born Oct. 2, 1936, to Edward and Lillian Heikkila.

Wes married Dagmar Forsman on July 8, 1961. He worked at Wood Conversion/Conwed, Woodland Tree Service, and Black Bear Hotel.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Brian Heikkila.

He is survived by his wife, Dagmar; son Steven (Kristi) Heikkila; sister, Maxine Hanson from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; brothers, Michael Heikkila, Terry (LuAnn) Heikkila and Grant (Eileen) Heikkila, all from Floodwood.

Services were held Feb. 28 at Atkins Northland Funeral Home in Cloquet. To sign the guestbook and leave an online tribute, see

Pine Knot News March 3, 2023


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