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Robert Lee Ikola

July 2, 1951 - June 27, 2019


July 3, 2019

Robert Lee Ikola, 67, of Sweet Home passed away Thursday.

He was born July 2, 1951 in Cottage Grove to John and Lila (Brandt) Ikola.

He was born and raised in Cottage Grove. He moved to Sweet Home in 1977.

Bob worked for Franny’s Furniture in Sweet Home before going into business with his brother Richard to open Sweet Home Motors. After 30 years he retired from Sweet Home Motors. He is known to many as Broadway Bob.

He saw beauty and created art from anything and everything. Gold glitter was his favorite. He “Bob-ized” everything. He loved to get in the car with no direction, just to see where the road took him. He could often be found at a speedway or the movies on the weekend. He loved having family time.

Special thanks to Robin Adams for keeping him on track, and to our church family at Riverside Christian for all the love and support.

Bob is survived by his wife, Lona (Amundson) Ikola; daughters Misty McCormick and Katelynn Ikola; granddaughter Kennedy Robinson; siblings Helen Hull and Eleanor (Robert) Saltsgaver; many nieces and nephews, whom he loved dearly; brothers-in-law Gary and his wife Tammy Amundson, and Herb Roth; sister-in-law Leesa and her husband Dave Adams.

He was preceded in death by his siblings, Anna Trader, Raymond Ikola and Richard Ikola, and his parents.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 5, at Riverside Christian Church in Sweet Home. Memorial contributions can be made in his name to Sweet Home Emergency Ministries at 1115 Long Street, Sweet Home, OR, 97386.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.


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