Richard E. Fike, age 86, of Lima died 1:07 p. m., Thursday, Nov. 22 at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born Nov. 27, 1925 in Bluffton to Edward and Erma Natalie Bundy Fike. He married Delores Donna Green and she survives in Lima.
Mr. Fike had been a civil engineer for the State of Ohio and was a member of Central Christian Church. He graduated from Leipsic High School in 1943 and Ohio Northern University with a degree in Civil Engineering. He served in the U. S. Navy Air Corp from 1943 to 1945. He loved boating, fishing and traveling.
Additional Survivors include 3 sons: Steven Fike of Lima, Richard A. (Sue) Fike of Vero Beach, FL and Gregory (Laura) Fike of Cridersville, a daughter: Deborah (Tom) McDiarmid of Fowlerville, MI, 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Memorial service will begin 1:00 p.m. Monday Nov. 26 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville with Rev. Mark Tisch officiating. Burial of cremated remain will be at a later date in Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima.
Memorial contributions may be given to Central Christian Church, Lima.
Date: Monday, November 26, 2012
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm