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William "Bill" Fike

January 9, 1944 — November 30, 2022


William “Bill” David Fike passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning, November 30, 2022. He was born January 9, 1944, in Kalamazoo MI the son of the late Orville and Elizabeth (Slager) Fike and had been a lifelong area resident. Bill was a lifelong resident of Parchment and attended Parchment schools.  He worked at Brown Company/James River/Crown Vantage for 30 plus years until they closed. Bill's lifelong love was all types of racing and his Street Rod, as well as riding his golf cart visiting friends!  He also enjoyed many years of snowmobiling and three wheel Honda’s with family and friends. In 1974, Bill married the former Sharon Colvin who survives. Also surviving are their son, Brad Fike, and several nieces and nephews.

Bill has been cremated and a Celebration of Life Memorial Gathering will be held Friday, January 13, 2023 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at Langeland Family Funeral Homes Burial & Cremation Services, 3926 S 9th St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009.

In lieu of flowers please consider a gift in Bill’s memory to the Kalamazoo Humane Society.

Arrangements entrusted to Langeland Family Funeral Homes Burial & Cremation Services, 622 S. Burdick St, Kalamazoo MI 49007. To view Bill’s personalized web page, please visit

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Service Schedule

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Memorial Gathering

Friday, January 13, 2023

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Langeland Family Funeral Home Burial & Cremation Services

3926 South 9th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

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