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Clarence Fike, 89, Franklin

Clarence E. Fike, 89, died April 16, 2014, at Franklin United Methodist Community in Franklin. He was a former resident of Bargersville and Bean Blossom in Brown County.

He was born in Indianapolis April 2, 1925, to Clarence and Mattie Fike. He married Betty Jean Edwards June 29, 1946. She preceded him in death March 19, 2012. He was also preceded in death by his parents; his son, Gary; and his sister, Agatha.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Cripe (Dennis) of Franklin and Pam Clark (Bill) of Plainfield; grandchildren, Ryan Cripe (Erin) of Greenwood, Mark Lambirth (Jennifer) of Indianapolis, Aaron Cripe (Lacy) of Fort Wayne and Danielle Clark of Plainfield; and eight great-grandchildren.

Clarence graduated from Arsenal Technical High School in 1943. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII aboard the USS Monterey aircraft carrier. After the war, he and his father owned and operated an auto body shop for 25 years.

Clarence was justice of the peace for two terms in Brownsburg. He worked as an auctioneer for two years and joined Farm Bureau Insurance in 1973. He was with Farm Bureau for 15 years before retiring in 1988.

Clarence and his wife, Betty, were both pilots and loved to travel. He was a woodworker and spent many hours with his son making furniture. He was a Mason and past master of the Ancient Landmark Lodge. Clarence was a member of First Christian Church in Morgantown where the Rev. Burt Brock will conduct a celebration of life service Tuesday, April 22 at 2717 S. Morgantown Road. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The service will begin at 1 p.m. A private service for the family will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood.

Arrangements were made by Indiana Funeral Care and Crematory.

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