DeKalb County Indiana Obituary


Ruth May Fike
Contributed by Judy Richter


The Auburn IN Evening Star, Wed., Dec. 23, 1987, Page 12

    Ruth May Fike, 82, of Auburn, died Sunday at 8 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Fort Wayne.  She was a homemaker.
    She was born Aug. 1, 1905, in DeKalb County to William and Martha (Bushe) Christlieb.  They are deceased.
    She married Howard Fike on Dec. 20, 1921.  He preceded her in death.
    She is survived by two sons, Glen and Wayne Fike, both of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Dorothy Latta of Kendallville, and Annabelle Growcock, of Wawaka; 20 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Iddings of Auburn, Violet Van Wagner of LaGrange, and Leona Friend of Kendallville.
    She was preceded in death by a sister, Beulah Critten of Defiance, Ohio.
    She was a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Auburn.  Memorial gifts may be made to the church.
    Services were today at 2 p.m. in McComb, Dilgard, and Cline Funeral Home, Auburn.  The Rev. Morris White, pastor of Jehovah’s Witnesses, officiated.  Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery, Kendallville.


The Auburn IN Evening Star, Thurs., Dec 24, 1987, page 10
Correction
    Incorrect information was reported to the Evening Star in a death notice for Ruth May Fike, 82, of Auburn, who died Sunday.
    Her correct time of death was 6:49 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Fort Wayne.
    Her mother was the late Martha (Burke) Christlieb.
    She was preceded in death by a daughter Beulah Critten, of Defiance, Ohio.


The Auburn IN Evening Star, Tues., Dec. 22, 1987, Page 14
RUTH  FIKE
Ruth May Fike, 82, of Auburn, died Sunday at 8 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Fort Wayne.  She was a homemaker.
    She was born Aug. 1, 1905, in DeKalb County to William and Martha (Bushe) Christlieb.  They are deceased.
    She married Howard Fike on Dec. 20, 1921.  He preceded her in death.
    She is survived by two sons, Glen and Wayne Fike, both of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Dorothy Glatta of Kendallville, and Annabelle Growcock, of Dukes Bridge; 20 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Iddings of Auburn, Violet Van Wagner of LaGrange, and Leona Friend of Kendallville.
    She was preceded in death by a sister, Beulah Critten of Defiance, Ohio.
    She was a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Auburn.
    Friends may call today from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. in McComb, Dilgard, and Cline Funeral Home, Auburn.
    Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home, with the Rev. Morris White, pastor of Jehovah’s Witnesses, officiating.  Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Kendallville.
    Memorial gifts may be made to the church.





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