Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

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.

Memorial expressions may be made to St. Mary School. To send a message of sympathy or to share a memory with the Fike family, please visit


Memories & Condolence

  1. Anne Miller says:

    Chris & Jen:

    So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. He is in God’s hands now and there is no better place to be.

    God bless you and your family during this difficult time.

    Anne Miller

  2. Deena Carr Maness says:

    Dear Bryan and family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. I will be praying for comfort for all of you. Please give Owen a hug from me. May God bless you all.

  3. Margie Parsons Earick says:

    Mary and family. so sorry for the loss of Larry. you have my deepest sympathy.

  4. Amy (Young) Miller says:

    Mary and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for you during this difficult time.

  5. Dustin&Rachel Hamilton says:

    To Mary and Family:
    We are so very sorry for the loss of this great man. We will certainly miss that big smile he sometimes flashed our way on your evening walks. What a wonderful family he has left behind to carry on his memory. May God bless each and everyone of you during this difficult time.

  6. Fran & Dennis Longnecker says:

    Dear Mary and Family,
    May your memories give you great comfort today and all your tomorrows. What a fun loving guy Larry was. When I worked at the Credit Union, he’d time it to come in when no other customers were there and he’d yell and scare we tellers out of our skins. 🙂 He would bend over laughing at another stunt he pulled on us. He is in a much better place now. May God bless all of you with peace and comfort.
    Fran & Dennis Longnecker

  7. skip & pat faulkner says:

    Mary and children-so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Larry was a great guy -he will be missed



  9. David Carr says:

    Mary, Bryan, Owen and family,
    After a long week of travel, my heart is heavy as I return home. You are in my prayers and I can only say how sorry I am. In the years I have known Larry I was always impressed by his smile and his outlook on life. Please remember we are always family.

  10. Dorothea Heiden says:

    Dear Mary, Chris, Jen, Michael and Bryan, we know you realize how much all of you mean to our family. Joyce was Larry’s best friend and that is really how I got to become friends. The two of them had something in common, the love of cars and racing. Larry was close to our parents and we were close to his as kids. We had the best chocolate cake after school at his house. When he met you Mary we were so happy for the two of you! You changed his life. We always told him, ” You married up”The two of you created this wonderful family which you have built beautiful memories. We know how much family meant to him. Mary, you were his sunset, rainbow and everything that gives someone hope. May God’s Grace continue to bless this family and give all of you the peace of knowing there should be no regrets. All of us will miss his teasing, great smile and yes, those baby blues.
    Love and hugs, Dorothea, Chuck and Nola

  11. Linda and Don McCoy says:

    Dear Mary and family; was so sad and so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing on Wednesday. I had just saw his picture on FB of Eli’s christening and he looked pretty good. Im so glad we got to visit with you guys in July.We will miss him terribly, along with his smile and his hugs. We have alot of great memories of Florida with you and your family while our kids were both young. Will never forget those times and will never forget our Labor Day weekends whether it was jet skiing at the lake or taking a trip in the van or our last trip in the RV to Frankenmuth Michigan and then to visit Mike, Shannon and new baby Anna. He was a wonderful, and loving man. Love you guys so much, Don and Linda McCoy

  12. becky garrett says:

    Mary Jane, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time, may God bless you all. Becky and Bill Garrett [ Becky Washer]

  13. Nancy (Parsons) Schmidt says:

    Mary and Family, I’m so sorry for your loss of Larry. You have my deepest sympathy! God Bless all of you!

  14. Cathy Hamilton says:

    To Mary and family: My heart is broken already, as you and your family know, with our loss of Doug. Myself and our children and grandchildren know what you are going through right now…what it means to lose the “rock” of your family. What it means to let go of such a wonderful, loving, funny, spiritual, hardworking, meaningful husband, father, and grandfather. We know that life can be short and yet all part of God’s plan for all of us. Letting go doesn’t mean forgetting. We know that life here is not forever, but our love for God and each other is forever. Larry was just priceless! He could tease and even aggravate like nobody else could…he was a teacher of pranks on others and to Doug and so many others. Nobody could “snap” you like Larry and Doug could…I think they invented “snapping” people. I know they shared many good times and shared their love for life and family. They shared their love of racing and the ocean as well. Our many memorable trips to St. Augustine over the years were due to Larry’s insistence that it was “heaven” on earth…and it was and is. He hooked Doug on the ocean and Doug shared it with us and so many others over the years. They were hard-workers for our families and the good old “Tuby”. Doug loved the years he and Larry had together. We loved Larry and we love his family. Never knew what you were gonna get from Larry or Doug, but we all knew it would make us laugh eventually if not right away.
    My family is profoundly mourning your loss right along with ours. We are thankful and blessed Larry and you have been in our life. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers always, as we know you do us. Doug and Larry will always be with us, all around us, and in our hearts and in our precious memories. They are at rest, carefree, and at peace now. They are retired and probably “snapping” others in Heaven. LOL! P.S.–I forgive Larry for calling me the “sandwich lady”…he so enjoyed messing with me. I love that he did and could, and I deserved it that day! God be with you all. Love, Cathy Hamilton (and Doug)

  15. Paul Zimmerman says:

    Mary and Family
    My sympathy to you in the passing of Larry. I was shocked when I read the paper on Friday and read of his passing. I always remember his smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  16. Spark & Connie (Alt) Kehres says:

    Mary & Family–We were so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. My memories of Larry are from long ago….My family got together with Larry’s family a lot when we were growing up. Always had a lot of fun and I remember that all Larry would eat is Hamburgers, preferably from The Dump! And Midge made the best sugar cookies. May you be comforted that he is resting in God’s arms now.

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