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Robert E. Heiner

May 17, 1927 — February 4, 2014

Robert Elliott "Bob" Heiner, 86, died February 4, 2014 at his Ilwaco, Washington residence. The son of Mary (Woods) and Robert E. Heiner Sr. he was born in Astoria on May 17, 1927. Bob grew up in Astoria where he received his education. During the summer months he lived with his grandparents in the small fishing community of Dahlia, Washington on the Columbia River. At age 17 Bob joined the US Navy, serving during World War II as a member of the Seabees stationed in Guam. Following his military service he resided in California where he drove a delivery truck for Hostess Brands. Returning to the Northwest, Bob lived for 41 years at his residence on Stringtown Road overlooking Baker's Bay. He drove freight truck out of Astoria and was a bus driver for Ocean Beach school district until retirement. An avid outdoorsman, Bob loved to go sport fishing on the Peterson's boat from the Port of Ilwaco, was a clam digger and kept busy cutting firewood. Bob married Dian Josephson and the couple later divorced. Bob is survived by his wife Dottice (Elliott Keiski) of the family home; daughter Mary Dotson (Rimbinger) of Arizona; son Gary (Addy) Heiner of Maui, Hawaii; step-son Mark Elliott of Ilwaco, WA; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Frank Heiner and his sister Betty Leatham. He had requested no service be held. His guestbook is available at www.penttilaschapel.com.

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