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Richard Ikola


January 17, 2018

July 4, 1943 – Jan. 13, 2018

Richard Ikola, 74, of Sweet Home, died Jan. 13, 2018.

He was born July 4, 1943 in Minnesota. His family moved to Cottage Grove when he was 2, and he lived there many years.

Richard worked for the U.S. Forest Service and eventually wound up in Sweet Home. He started a business with his brother Bob, selling cars at Sweet Home Motors, where he made many friends.

Richard and his wife Diane enjoyed collecting various items, including Orange Crush memorabilia, local Sweet Home items, car stuff and antique tools.

He is survived by his wife, Diane Ikola; children...

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