Ronald Roy Fike, 66, Carbondale: June 27, 1957 – Sept. 26, 2023 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Ronald Roy Fike, 66, Carbondale: June 27, 1957 – Sept. 26, 2023

CARBONDALE, Kan. – Ronald Roy Fike, 66, Carbondale, Kan., passed away Sept. 26, 2023, at his residence in Carbondale. Ron was born June 27, 1957, the son of Ralph T. Fike and Katherine L. Shepard in Topeka, Kan.

Ron grew up in numerous parts of the world as a military child until moving with his family to Carbondale as a sophomore in high school. He graduated from Santa Fe Trail High School in the class of 1975.

Ron was a retired construction worker. He held numerous positions over his life, working most of his professional career as a drywall finisher.

Ron was a dedicated man to his family and his community. He was a super fan of the Santa Fe Trail High School Chargers and his passion was the children of the Carbondale community. He volunteered over 40 years of his life as a member of the Carbondale Recreation Commission. He dedicated so much time that the baseball fields are named Fike Field, after Ron and family. He spent hours preparing every year for the annual Easter egg hunt, and was well known throughout Osage County for his various appearances as Santa Claus in parades and events throughout the county.

On Sept. 10, 1988, Ron was united in marriage to Nancy Kurtz, in Topeka, Kan. They shared nearly 30 wonderful years together until her death in 2018.

He was also preceded in death by his father, Ralph T. Fike, and his mother, Katherine Shepard.

Ron is survived by his son, Ryan Fike and his wife, Laci, Topeka; son, Eric Hudgens, Tulsa, Okla.; daughter, Nicole Hudgens, Auburn, Kan.; brother, Ralph W. Fike; sister, Mary Brincefield, Louisburg, N.C.; sister, Susan Fike, Topeka; and two grandchildren, Cambri and Collins Fike, who he adored.

Celebration of life services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Carbondale Attendance Center, 315 N. Fourth St., Carbondale. Inurnment will follow at Carbondale Cemetery. The family will greet friends for a visitation 6-8:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at Carbondale Community United Church of Christ.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Carbondale Recreation Commission, sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, PO Box 194, Burlingame, KS, 66413. Condolences can be left at

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