FESSENDEN Earl Fike, 86, Fessenden, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, in a Grand Forks hospital.
He was born Jan, 10, 1926, to Lester and Ella Fike, near Fessenden. He married Mildred Throop on June 5, 1946, in Fessenden. Mildred died Feb. 10, 1968. He married Wauna Blanton Branson in 1974 in Fessenden.
Survivors: wife; daughters, Lauren Allender, of Denver, Shelley Kanwischer, Moorhead, Minn., Donna Fike, Alexandria, Minn.; stepdaughters, Beverly Branson, San Diego, Shiela Branson, Deronda O'Neill and Mary Kittelson, all Fessenden; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sisters, Delores Kost, Fessenden, Elaine Fruhwirth, of Aurora, Ore.; brothers, Jim, Alvarado, Texas, Dennis Fike, Fargo.
Funeral: Saturday, 2 p.m., Festival Hall, Fessenden.
Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Fessenden.
Visitation: Today, 2 to 6 p.m., in First Baptist Church, Fessenden, and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Festival Hall.
(Nelson Funeral Home, Fessenden)