Edward Roy Nikkila, 71, of Paoli, passed away June 27, 2021 at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born December 14, 1949 in Printis, WI, to parents, Roy & Bernice (Swanson) Nikkila. He married Bobbie Leighty June 16, 1995. Edward was a US Army Veteran. He was a retired dock supervisor for Overnight Transportation and he attended Paoli Wesleyan Church. Edward loved life and loved people, nature, the outdoors, making birdhouses and bird watching.
He is survived by:
Wife- Bobbie Nikkila of Paoli
Sons- Steven Nikkila of Boise, ID, Devin Nikkila Orleans, Christian Calaway of Orleans, Cameron Nikkila of Paoli & Connor Nikkila of Paoli
Daughters- Cailah Nikkila & Lorraine Nikkila both of Paoli
Brothers- Alan, Steve & Dale Nikkila
Sisters- Sharron, Phyllis & Evelyn Nikkila
Grandchildren- Jayce, Gracie & Kyler Nikkila
Edward is preceded in death by, parents, daughter- Julia Nikkila & brothers- Dwayne & "Marsha" Nikkila.
A celebration of life service will be 1pm Tuesday July 6 at McAdams Mortuary. Bro. Lyndel Manship will officiate. Cremation will follow. Visitation will be from 4-8pm Monday, July 5 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to go towards the funeral service costs. For condolences visit mcadamsmortuary.com
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