March 17, 2008
New Washington OH 3/21/2008 15:00:00
New Washington OH 3/22/2008 10:30:00
Michael C. “Mike” Fike, age 18, resident of Tiro, Ohio passed away on Monday, March 17, 2008 from heart complications. He was born on October 11, 1989 in Mansfield, Ohio and has been a life long Crawford County resident. Mike was a Senior at Buckeye Central High School where he was very active. He was an avid weight lifter, played several positions on the football team, ran track and was a member of the FFA. He enjoyed being on the computer, video games, working on his car, building stereos and tinkering with electronics. Spending time with his brother and friends was most important to MIke. He also enjoyed helping his Dad work on motorcycles. His plans where to attend college and study architecture.
He is survived by his parents, Mark and Cathy (Songer) Fike; his best friend and brother, Aaron Fike; a sister and brother-in-law, Sarah and Mike Dean of New Washington; three nephews, Damian, Derex and Dominic; maternal grandmother, Wyona Songer of Bucyrus; a special great uncle, John Meyers of New Washington; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, teammates and friends.
He is preceded in death by an infant brother, Jerimiah Fike; maternal grandfather, Herbert Songer; paternal grandparents, Owen and Ruth Fike; and an uncle, Mike Fike.
Visitation will be held at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Washington on Friday, March 21, 2008 from 3-5 and 7-9 PM and on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 AM. Funeral services will be held at the the church on Saturday at 10:30 AM with Reverend Pamela Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery in New Washington, Ohio. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Mike Fike FFA Scholarship or to the family sent to the First Federal Bank of Bucyrus and/or New Washington. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
Dear Fike Family,
I am terribly sorry for your loss. I’m praying for your family every day.
I am very sorry for this tragic loss. I have a lot of great memories with your family when I was younger and having those little boys running around. Hold onto the good times as we all will too. God Bless you and to help you to continue on.
Dear Fikes, It is Easter Sunday and I just finished catching up reading the last three days worth of newspapers. Needless to say, I was terribly saddened to learn of Mike’s passing. I have such wonderful memories of coaching your boys in flag football at the YMCA, and I think of all those great times very, very often. Honor and celebrate Mike’s life; be eternally grateful for the time you had together, and; always remember. This is all that any of us left behind can do. Only by doing these things do we keep our loved ones alive and close to us in our hearts, our minds, and our souls. Only then do they never really leave us. Your pain is more than I could ever imagine but please know that God still truly loves all of you and has a plan for all of you, and that Mike is in His loving care now and forever. Please accept my deepest, most sincere sympathies. Brian Oliver
Sarah, I just returned home from vacation, and was looking through the obits and saw that your brother passed. I am so sorry for your loss. The kids and I said prayers for your family tonight, and we hope that God is close to you in this hard time. Take care of yourself.
sorry for the loss of mike. he will always be in our thoughts and we will always miss him. also you all will be in my prayers.
Im sorry about your lose. Mike was an awesome friend and im going to miss him.
Cathy, I was so shocked to read of the loss of your son, Mike. I just am so sorry to hear this and please, please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am truly sorry. You have been through so many trials in your life and God has always found a way to get you through them, May HE be your source of strength during this time and forever more. May God bless you always. Please know that is there is ANYTHING I can do you can call me. I will do what I can. Even if you just need to cry on my shoulder. In deepest Sympathy, Lisa Hedrick
Cathy, I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your family have my deepest sympathy. I will keep you in our prayers.
I’m so sorry about Mike. I know its not fair and i cant imagine what you and your family are going through. It was so unexpected. Mike is in a way better place than all of us now and I know he is watching over you. Everyone knows that Mike loves you so much, you are his bestfriend. Mike was a very special lovable person just like you and i know he wants the best for you, he always has. I Love and Miss you…if you ever need to talk about anything I’m here for you. I’ll always keep you and your family in my prayers.
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your precious son. At a time like this it is so hard to say any words of comfort. God does promise that our sorrow will last for a time, but joy comes in the morning. I pray you find that joy again soon, and that you can have peace, remebering that you will see him again. Lindsay has nothing but good memories of Mike and Mark really enjoyed coaching him in football. We will continue to pray for you.
Mark, Cathy and Aaron,
We are so sorry for your loss. There are few words at this time can make things better. But know that you are in our prayers and may you draw strength from them to get you through this sad time. And if there is anything we can do give us a call or stop up.
God be at your sides now and always,
Jeanette & Ron Brown
Mark, Cathy & Aaron-
Our condolences to you on the loss of your beloved Mike. You are and will continue to be in our prayers in the days, weeks and months to come. As we lift you up know that are hearts are also heavy as we will miss Mike’s smiling face and sense of humor. What a wonderful young man of which we are proud to have been associated. He touched many lives in such good ways and will be remembered for this. God Bless You All at this time with strength, courage and the peace that passes all understanding. May the Holy Spirit, the Great Comforter be with you at this time.
In Christian Love-
Joe, RuthAnn, Jenae, Josh & Ryan Noblet.
Mark,Cathy,& Aaron- I just wanted to let you guys know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Your whole family means a lot to me. We’ve had a lot of good times together. Just try to focus on those good times you had with Mike until you all meet again. This separation is only temporary. Cathy if you need someone to talk to I’m here.
I did not know your son, but I know all to well the loss of a child. My daughter ( SAMANTHA NICOLE BOHLAND) was lost in a terrible car crash May 4, 2007. It has forever changed the lives of my family. I can offer no words , for nothing said can undo the pain. There are those of us out there who share all that you are feeling. Your family will be in my thoughs and prayers. Cherish the memories of your own ANGEL. I am truly sorry for your loss. J.A. Bohland
Kathy, Mark, and Arron, I don’t even know where to begin. All I can do is pray everyday, not only for Mike, but for all of you. As you know I was in the U.S. Army, and I lost a lot of people, that were just like family to me. I’m by no means comparing my life situations to yours, but some words of wisdom that was givin to us everytime we lost someone from our unit, is, and I quote; “You can not live the persons life that has been lost. You must live yours, change, and adapt to the loss, and live your life to the fullest.” I have a lot of medical problems in my life right now, and all I can tell you is family can help you more than any doctor could ever. Mark, Kathy, and Arron you all need to stick together, and talk about Mike, celebrate his life, his accomplishments. I know he is no longer with us in physical form, but he will be eternally with us, side by side with god. You have no worries, he has the best care now that he could ever have, and he has all the love from his family, and friends. I give you best of wishes, and my father Terry, mother Kathy, and my self have been praying everynight for your family and for Mike. All of you stick together, and be strong, and live your lives how Mike remembered them. You still have one another, and you will always have his memories.
My daughter came home from school and told me of this tragic loss. There are no words that can ease your pain. We are so sorry for your loss. It just broke my heart when I heard about this. Doug & I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Doug said that we recently had Mike in our newspaper the Crawford County POST. The news was devastating to him as he has talked with Mike on different occassions while covering stories for Buckeye Central. Our prayers go out to you and may God be with you and comfort you during this time.
Doug, Diane & Krystal Foreman
Crawford County POST
Mark, Cathy, Aaron, I pray for each and everyone of you and your special child Mike who God now has in his care. Mike was given a loving and caring family on this earth. Our children are gifts from God and they are here to teach us something. They not only enrich our lives and the lives of others but they will forever be held in our hearts and our souls for this we will be eternally grateful. As God has promised we will all be reunited in his kingdom. Lots of Love and Prays for everyone left behind to finish there deeds on this earth. Love, Linda, Nate and Robert Lutz “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
Mark, Cathy, and Family,
We are so sorry to hear about Mike. Our deepest symathy to you all.
Madelyn and Mary
Cathy, Mark, Aaron & Sarah – I am sorry to hear about the tragic loss your family has suffered.
Please know your family is in our thoughts.
Kristie (Surina) Mason
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved son. It is hard to understand God’s ways and reasons but you are in our prayers.
Cathy – I couldn’t believe it when I read about Mike in the newspaper. All I could do was think about all of the stories about Mike and Aaron that you used to share with me at Crane. I can’t even begin to understand how you are feeling right now. Know that I am thinking of you. Stay strong. With my warmest thoughts and deepest sympathies ~Jodie~
Sara and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. As u remember I too lost my brother so I know there is nothing I can say or do to make this easier for you or your family. If you need to talk, please call me anytime. I found just simply talking about it, helps. It took along time but remember Mike, love Mike and time does heal all wounds. I love Chris and miss him dearly but I know he is looking down on us right now and has a hand in our daily lifes so what a relief to know I have a wonderful guardian angel watching over me!
Sarah—Sorry to hear about the passing of your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Jane Moore