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.