Richard Heikes
1942 - 2022
Dove-Witt Family Mortuary
6630 South US Highway
Fountain, CO

Richard "Dick" Heikes

March 5, 1942

December 28, 2021

Richard John Heikes, 79, passed away at his home in Colorado Springs, Co. He was born in Clay Center Kansas, the son of Richard W and Ruth Heikes.

Dick moved to Fountain, Colorado in August 1955 and attended Fountain Schools. He graduated from the Colorado Springs Electric Distribution and Transmission School. He had a 42 year career as an electric lineman for Colorado Springs Utilities and Fountain Electric, retiring as Superintendent.

He was a veteran race car driver of Pikes Peak Hill Climb and the local oval tracks.

Dick enjoyed the thousands of miles traveled with Marlene on his Harley, jeeping and camping. He was an avid NASCAR fan and spent endless hours in his woodworking shop.

Dick leaves behind his wife, Marlene of 56 years, his children Sheri Santeramo of Greeley, Colorado, Scott Heikes of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Steven Heikes of Greeley, Colorado, Brenda Deaton of Dallas, Texas and Richard G Heikes of Widefield, Colorado. He is also survived by his mother, Ruth Heikes, and sister Dianna Cockroft of Colorado Springs, Colorado. He will be missed by his five grandchildren, Landen (Neely), Jorden (Chelsea), Cara (Eric), Wesley and Bob. Many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and lifelong friends, will miss him. A son, Kevin and his father, Richard Heikes, preceded him in death.

A celebration of life for Richard will be held Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Restoration Church, 9355 Peaceful Valley Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80925 with reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Pikes Peak Hospice or Restoration Church.

An inurnment will be held in the Spring of 2022.

Published by The Gazette on Jan. 12, 2022.
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Celebration of Life
Restoration Church
9355 Peaceful Valley Road, Colorado Springs, CO
Funeral services provided by:
Dove-Witt Family Mortuary
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Dick was a friend to almost everyone who knew him. We used to take our kids to watch him race and then later enjoyed many camping trips. After our move to Texas, we did not see any of you, but you were not ever forgotten. I am sending my prayers and condolences to all of you. Mark is now here with me and sends his sentiments also.
Laura Dolan
January 15, 2022
Words can't begin to express the sadness I feel for Marlene and entire Heikes family. Many decades of wonderful memories and fun, crazy times will always make me smile when I think of Dick & Marlene. God Bless you all.
Sam Groff
January 12, 2022
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Mark Erker
January 12, 2022
Our thoughts & prayers are with the Heikes Family. May God give you comfort in this difficult time. Dick was admired by so many, and always greeted you with his beautiful smile. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. Rest in Peace, My Friend.
Mike & DeeDee Florea
January 11, 2022
A great person who helped me more than once. I had not seen Dick in a while but thought of him often.
David Eckert
January 10, 2022
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