George I. Hikes

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George I. Hikes, 82, formerly of Pine Grove, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 at Berks Heim Nursing Home, Leesport.

Born in Pine Grove, Oct. 25, 1930, he was a son of the late John Calvin and Ruth Irene Hughes Hikes.

George was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Pine Grove.

A graduate of Pine Grove High School, he was a veteran having served in the Navy.

George was a self-employed painter/paperhanger.

He was a former member of the Sod Busters Golf Association. He loved woodworking in his shop.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Yulick Hikes, May 1, 2007; a daughter, Elizabeth Clark; and a brother, Dennis Hikes.

Surviving are two sons, G. Michael Hikes, Friedensburg, and David Hikes, Ephrata; a daughter, Lori, wife of Keith Fegley, Wyomissing; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four brothers, John H. Hikes, Pine Grove, Donald Hikes, North Carolina, Glenn Hikes and Robert Hikes, both of Friedensburg; and a sister, Mary Hikes, Friedensburg.

Private grave site services will be held at the convenience of the family in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Pine Grove, with SALM John Ziegler officiating. H.L. Snyder Funeral Home Inc., Pine Grove, is in charge of arrangements.

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