Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Evelyn Pike, 88, of Grundy Center, Iowa passed away Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 at the Grundy Care Center in Grundy Center, Iowa while under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice.
Evelyn Marie “Johnson” Pike was born on Dec. 20, 1921 in Austin to Oscar W. Johnson and Anna Carlson Johnson. She graduated from Austin High School in 1939 and worked as a private secretary for the N.F. Banfield Corporation in Austin as the personal secretary to the vice president for 5 years.
Evelyn married L.C. “Bud” Pike on Jan. 30, 1944 in Austin, where their first two children were born. In 1948, they moved to Waterloo, Iowa followed by a move to Grundy Center in 1949, where three more children were born.
Evelyn was a 50-year member of the United Methodist Church in Grundy Center and served as treasurer for seven years. She was active in Eastern Star, the American Legion Auxiliary and various church and community groups.
Evelyn dedicated her life to her family. She enjoyed traveling, walking, gaming, card playing and all sporting events that her children and grandchildren were involved in through high school and college.
Evelyn is survived by her husband, Bud; two sons, Richard Pike of Des Moines and David (Deborah) Pike of Fleming Island, Fla.; her two daughters, DeeAnne Pike (Greg Meenan) of Rochester Hills, Mich. and Donna (Scott) King of Des Moines; her sister, Dorothy Anderson of Austin and her grandchildren, Jennifer Pike of Dallas, Texas, Bryan King of Des Moines and Brittany King of Des Moines.
She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Robert Pike, and her brother, Richard B. Johnson.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010 at United Methodist Church, Grundy Center with Pastor Matt Miller officiating. Interment will be immediately following the funeral service at Rose Hill Cemetery in Grundy Center. Visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010 from 4 to 7:00 p.m. at Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home.
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Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home of Grundy Center is in charge of arrangements.