Larry C. Fike
Larry C. Fike, age 70, of Shelby, died Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Hospice House of North Central Ohio in Ashland.
He was born October 12, 1943 in New Washington, the son of the late Charles and Mildred (Weithman) Fike. Larry was a member of the first class to graduate from the Buckeye Central High School in 1961 and went on to serve as a member of the Ohio National Guard. He retired from Copperweld in Shelby in 2002 after 39 years of service. Larry was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church and the Shelby Knights of Columbus.
Larry enjoyed family, racing, and travel. It might be taking the family out for steaks or running “Thee Menace” down the track in under 11 seconds. He was most happy chasing sunsets in the RV and seeing where the road took them.
On July 4, 1970 he married Mary J. (Miller) Fike and she survives along with 4 children: Christopher (Jen) Fike of Akron, Jen (Erik) Anderson of Galena, Michael (Shannon) Fike of Macomb, MI, Bryan Fike of Lexington; 6 grandchildren: Owen Fike, Jaxon and Travis Anderson, and Anna, Adam and Eli Fike. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister: Lucy Fike.
Friends and family are welcome on Friday, September 12, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where a wake service will be conducted at 8 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 AM at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 29 West Street, Shelby with Father James Sanford officiating.
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