Gertrude A. (Sliger) FikeDecember 15, 1930 ~ May 1, 2017 (age 86)
Gertrude A. Fike, devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother passed away on Monday, May 1, 2017 after a brief illness. Gertrude was born on December 15, 1930 in Friendsville, Maryland to Noah Milton Sliger and Laura Agnes Friend. She was one of three children (Jessie dec and Norman). Gertrude was a beloved friend and caretaker to many. She loved her faithful and loyal pet “Amie”, who will be laid to rest with her. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, music and taking care of her family. Gertrude will be remembered as a selfless and admirable individual who always wore a smile, even when times were tough. She had a quiet strength and was loved by many.
Gertrude was preceded in death by her loving husband of 72 years, Lester W. Fike (2010), son Roy L. Fike (2004), infant daughter Emma J. Fike (1951), and sister Jessie E. Fisher (1991). She is survived by her four children, Mary J. (Dennis) Keene of Sebring, Barbara A. (Fike) Mullen of Alliance, George W. (Lori) Fike of Canton, and Jennifer A. Fike of Deerfield. Gertrude was the adoring grandmother of Denise (Paul) Speigle of Salem, Tracy (John) Littell of Salem, Pamela (Dave) Lambert of Canton, Jason Keene of Salem, and Alverta Mullen of Canton; great grandmother of Amanda Speigle, Trevor Speigle, Mason Lambert, Issac Keene, Shiloh Littell, Autumn Littell, Tripp Littell, Malachi Anderson and Mireya Pascual. She is also survived by her loving brother Norman C. (Dolores) Sliger of Markleysburg, Pa and many beloved nieces and nephews.
A special “thank you” to the administration and staff at Altercare of Alliance who took excellent care of Gertrude as if she were their own mother/grandmother. The many loving individuals on the team at the facility provided her with much needed love and support during a very difficult time. She loved her nurses, aides and therapists dearly.
Funeral services will be held at Gednetz-Ruzek & Brown Funeral Home, 126 W. Vermont Ave, Sebring, OH on Saturday, May 6th at 12:00pm with Pastor Elaine Weaver officiating. Friends and family will be received for calling hours on Friday, May 5th from 6pm - 8pm at the funeral home in Sebring. Entombment will take place at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit. Friends may sign the guest book and send condolences online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Gednetz-Ruzek & Brown Funeral Home.