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Melinda "Lola" Marie Fike

Melinda Marie Fike, affectionately known as Lola, age 58, of Holland, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly in her sleep at home, Tuesday, September 29, 2020.  She was born August 31, 1962 in Wabash, Indiana to Robert Guthrie Fike and Marilyn Pifer. She earned her BSN and RN degrees at Owens Community College and Lourdes University, and was employed as a CCRN specialty nurse for the University of Michigan Hospitals.

Melinda was an amazing artist.  She made pottery and painted all types of artwork. She had a love for nature and gardening, and had a special affection for alpacas. At one time she raised over 30 alpacas on her farm.  Her dream after retirement was to make fleece creations from all the fleece collected over the years.

Melinda was a beautiful and kind-hearted woman who had no fear. She was truly one of a kind and will be deeply missed by all who loved her!

She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Marilyn (Larry) Joyner; children, Amber Moses and Kyle (Nicole) Moses; grandchildren, Autumn Twining, Izaac, Hailey, Taylor and Graycin; sisters, Melanie (Albert) Dudek, Maria Cooper and Nikki (HT) Williams; brothers, Matthew (Holly) Joyner and Mark (Marwa) Joyner; nieces and nephews, Thomas, Madison, Aiden Williams, Michael (Vicky) Cooper, Ashley and Taylor Joyner; her stepmother, Dana Brass; and former spouse and friend, Ricky.

Melinda was preceded in death by her father, Robert Fike.

A private memorial service will be held at Weigel Funeral home in Swanton with Pastor Chad Gilligan officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Toledo Botanical Gardens - Art Studio, 5403 Elmer Dr., Toledo, OH 43615.

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Marilyn and family, I am so saddened by the loss of your dear daughter. Although I didnt know her I know that she was amazing, because her family are the best people I that know. May you find Peace and Grace as you put your trust in the the Lord. Much Love and Many Prayers. Jude 2

Penny King Oct 7 2020 12:00 AM

I want to send my prayers and love to the family. Mindy will be missed.
Love Felisa Ragland

Felisa Ragland Oct 7 2020 12:00 AM

Marilyn my thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

Helen Bateson Oct 7 2020 12:00 AM

I was sorry to hear of Mindi's passing. My heart felt condolences to her family.

Pat Gstalder Oct 6 2020 12:00 AM

Marilyn and family, I am so saddened by the loss of your precious daughter. She lived life to her best and loved you and what sounds like a wonderful legacy of children and grands. May you find comfort and restoration as you put one foot in front of the other, moment to moment. God be with you.

Brenda King Pieratt Oct 3 2020 12:00 AM

to Marilyn and family so sorry to hear of Melinda's passing. even though I didn't know her I've known marlin for a long time you have my condolences.Nadine Ward

Nadine Ward Oct 2 2020 12:00 AM

, I don't know where to begin expressing how much my heart is broken. Mindi
And I have been friends since the 7th grade 46 years. She was one of the first sisters that I never had. We shared so many memories good and bad and I will cherish them all . I also did her hair and her family's for many many years. Her kids and grandkids call me Aunt Debbie. Please keep her family in prayers for comfort and peace in this difficult time. Thank you xxoox

Deb Swartz (Barnaby) Oct 2 2020 12:00 AM

Why MMF? We weren't done talking about everything yet. You have mentored me in more ways than I could have imagined. Not only did you swaddle me 13 years ago when I was new to our team,. You taught me solid clinical foundations. Later, you taught me about the world, life and yes, Siri's. Our shared love of animals started with that big batch of chickens. I still have one last very senior girl. Sadly, it was somewhat comical when I often asked how yours were doing. Thanks for taking Gabe aka Stew in. You recently fully convinced me to take in a couple of your boys. Did you forget? Never mind, I know. I so much hope you have met my sweet Brendan as energy never dies. Can you tell him to give me a loud ring when and if you stop by? I'm a rather daft mortal, and perseverate on how much I miss him, and now you as well as so many others that have left for better pastures.
It was really nice talking with you on the phone on Sunday. You always understood my dark and dry wit. I'm your you helped me develop that skill as well.
I hope to hear from you, once you made it to your destination.
Love you!

Cathy Peterffy Oct 1 2020 12:00 AM

Sending my sincerest condolences to Melindas family. Melinda was always so kind to me even in the beginning when I knew nothing about vast. I will fondly remember my rotated night shifts with her where she would attentively listen to me drone on and on during my caffeine highs. She was always so comforting. I really enjoyed making her laugh. I will miss hearing it. RIP Melinda, youre loved

Bernadette Minaudo Oct 1 2020 12:00 AM

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