Eugene Jay Heiken, 64, of Laurel, died on his birthday, Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at Billings Clinic.
He was born in Billings to Bessie Meyst Heiken and Will Heiken. He graduated from West High School and attended Eastern Montana College. He served in the Navy on the USS Ranger aircraft carrier for four years.
Mr. Heiken worked in construction, living in Seattle, Bridger, Billings and Big Timber.
He had received care from Laurel Evergreen Health and Rehabilitation.
Survivors include sisters, Marie Johnson, Cleo Corcoran and Karen Diamond; brothers, Ralph, Durl, Steve, Clyde and Hobert; and a special friend, Kurt Moffet.
Services were Jan. 28 at Broadview Community Center. Arrangements were by Cremation and Funeral Gallery.