A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, May 5, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Stevens Point, with Pastor Thomas Petersen officiating.
Visitation will be at the church from 9 a.m. Monday until the time of service.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Preschool or Operation Bootstrap.
Boston Funeral Home assisted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.
Mrs. Pike was born Aug. 7, 1929, in Palmer, Neb., a daughter of the late John and Esther (Leuthaeuser) Thede. She attended Zion Lutheran School in Worms, Neb., and graduated from Palmer High School.
She worked in Grand Island, Neb., and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, after graduation.
She was married to Richard Pike Sept. 1, 1957.
They moved to Stevens Point in 1970.
She completed coursework in early childhood education in 1972 and worked at several area child-care centers, including St. Paul Lutheran Preschool and Hometown Daycare.
In 1981, they relocated to Appleton, where she continued to work in her chosen field.
In 1988, they moved back to Stevens Point, and she continued her work in childcare. After retirement, she volunteered at St. Michael’s Hospital PACE program and Operation Bootstrap.
She was a dedicated member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Survivors include her husband, Dick; two daughters, Beth (Leigh) Smith, Stevens Point, and Julie (Jeff) Hoffman, Santa Monica, Calif.; one son, John (Sarah), Fargo, N.D.; and two grandchildren, Collin, Madison, and Lauren, Minneapolis, Minn.
She was also preceded in death by one sister, Doris Thede.