|Birth: ||Feb. 10, 1932|
|Death: ||Oct. 13, 2012|
Dorothy Matelle Dunn Fike, one of 3 children of Frank T. and Mary Leota (Lewis) Dunn. born Feb. 10, 1932 at Hattiesburg, Miss. She graduated from Leon High School in Tallahassee, FL.
On Dec. 9, 1949 Dot was united in marriage to Bobbie Fike in Gulfport, Miss. After 21 years as a Navy wife, changing home ports many times, they would make their home in Peru, NE. They were blessed with 2 children, Kenneth and Deirdre. Dot was always first a homemaker, raising her children and taking care of the daily household chores. She served as a secretary to the head librarian for 15 years at Peru State College.
Dorothy was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Auburn, and belonged to the P.E.O. Chapter AU in Peru, as well as the Tuesday Literary Club and the DAR. She was a vociferous reader. and after her eyesight failed she continued to enjoy books on tape. Dot loved to quilt, cook, and sew, but most of all she enjoyed being with her family. husband, kids, grandkids, and her Yorkshire Terriers.
When her health dictated, Dot became a resident of the Good Samaritan Society-Auurn. She passed away there on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at the age of 80 years, 8 months and 3 days. Her parents, sister Eleanor Hightower, and brother Jerry Dunn preceded her in death.
Dot is survived by her husband Bob of Auburn, son and wife Kenneth and Barbara Fike of Peru, NE. daughter and husband Deirdre Fike and Thomas Miller of Washington, DC. grandchildren Mattie and husband Brian Keiser, Acacia Fike, Amber Whisler, Audra Whisler, Jennifer Whisler, Schaulis Fike,Josey Whisler, Jai-leah Karnenicky, Brock Miller, and Anjanette Greenlaw, 9 great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
Funeral servies held Oct. 16, 2012 at Hemmingsen Funeral Home in Auburn, officiated by Rev. Ken Miller, Donna Caspers was accompanist.
Pallbearers were Josey Whisler, Brian Keiser, Tom Miller, Mike Nesselhuf, Brett Fike, and Mike Whitlow.
Burial was in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery at Peru, NE.
Services were entrusted to Hemmingsen Funeral Home of Auburn.
Bob Lee Fike (1928 - 2013)*
Mount Vernon Cemetery
Created by: Dolores Hahn
Record added: Mar 23, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107169466