Longtime Estacada resident, Roy Haikkila, died at his home with his family by his side on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. He was 96. A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM, Monday, August 26, 2019 at Estacada Community Fellowship. At 2:00 PM, Wednesday, August 28, 2019 a graveside service will held at Willamette National Cemetery with military honors. LeeRoy Ludwig Hiakkila was born November 24,1922 in Gackle, North Dakota to Charley and Joseffina (Nickils) Haikkila. At age 15, they moved to Astoria where he lived and worked most of his working career as a machinist. On February 17, 1943 he entered into the US Army where he served his country during WWII. He was in the battle at Normandy and Rhineland Central Europe. Roy received a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Service Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal. He was honorably discharged November 2, 1945. He married Delores and they had 4 children. She died in 1982. On June 21, 1986, he married Katherine (Hoppe) McGuffey in the Viola area. They made their home in the Estacada area. Roy was a member at the Estacada Community Fellowship. Survivors include his wife Katherine; children, Diane Telen, Dan Haikkila, Yvonne Durant, Dale McGuffey and Velma Strickland; 36 grandchildren and 68 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his children Marlene Velasquez, Neil McGuffey and Diane Lomeli.