Gibbons Family Funeral Home, Ltd.
5917 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60634-2618

Phone:(773) 777-3944

Fax:(773) 777-3295


Roger Heikkila

Roger Heikkila, 75, retired Chicago Police officer; beloved husband of Kathleen “Kathy” (nee Rossi); loving father of Paul (Adriana), Scott, and Jill; devoted son of the late Shirley and Henry; dear son-in-law of the late Lillian and Romeo Rossi; fond brother-in-law, uncle, and friend to many; avid bowler, passionate sports fan, habitual dog rescuer, longtime member of Western Catholic Union, and all-around lover of good times. Memorial Visitation on Sunday, November 26, 3-8 PM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL (1/2 Block East of Austin Ave.). Family and friends will gather for a Memorial Mass on Monday November 27, 10 AM at Immaculate Conception Parish, 7211 W. Talcott Ave., Chicago, IL (Talcott Ave. and Harlem Ave.). Inurnment at All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, IL. In lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite animal rescue or Chicago Police Memorial Fund. For info: 773-777-3944 or

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Gibbons Family Funeral Home
5917 W. Irving Park Rd.
Chicago, IL
Sunday, November 26, 2023 from 3-8 PM

Memorial Mass
Immaculate Conception Parish
7211 W. Talcott Ave.
Chicago, IL
Monday, November 27, 2023 at 10:00 AM

All Saints Cemetery
700 N. River Rd.
Des Plaines, IL
Cremation Garden of St. Francis
South, Bronze Tablets #12, Tier 3

This post has 4 comments
14 Nov 2023

A wonderful man. Always so kind and conversational. Very sad. Sending prayers for the family. May his soul be with our Lord for all of eternity. Amen.

Karen and Richard Hughes
14 Nov 2023

Kathy, and the whole family. We were very fortunate to see Roger Friday night, he was as happy and giving us crap like he always did. It was wonderful to see him. So very sad to receive the news the next morning, but glad God gave us that visit with him. God bless you all, cherish all those memories. We will for sure!

Kara and Bill Hoffman
15 Nov 2023

We are so unbelievably sadden to hear this. Roger and Kathy have been the best neighbors we could have ever asked for. We were welcomed from the very day we moved next door. They continued to show their kindness as the years have gone by. Roger will be deeply missed by all that had the pleasure of meeting him. He always had a smile on his face. He always brightened our early 6am mornings leaving for work. He usually was out walking the dog and would joke with us about it being too early to be awake. Last week we had run into him a few mornings as well as on a walk in the evening which we are very grateful for now.

Please know we are always here if you need anything, Kathy. Please do not hesitate to ask. We will be keeping you and your children in our prayers. We are so sorry for your loss.

25 Nov 2023

Roger was a great man. He will be missed by all.


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