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Erika Updike

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Date published: 4/26/2013

Erika Updike

Erika Updike, born June 6, 1939, in Oberkirch, Germany, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013, in Summerfield, Fla.

Mrs. Updike was very proud to have been a naturalized citizen of the United States of America. She was a member of Quilters and Needle Artists of Spruce Creek Del Webb and the Tory Pines Kaffee Klatch.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 51 years, Roger of Summerfield; sons Richard Wichman (Fay Carter) of Carolina Beach, N.C., and Rodney Updike (Lisa) of Gastonia, N.C.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother Peter Nikolaus; sister Marion Fish; and favorite pet Heidi.

A visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 26, and the funeral at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Belleview, Fla.

Memorial contributions may be made to UF Shands Cancer Research Center. Sentiments may be left online at hiers-baxley.com.