Dustin “Raze” Pike, age 28, of Sturgis, passed away Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.
He was born Oct. 5, 1983, in Sturgis, a son of Lloyd Pike Jr. and Bonnie Jarratt.
Dustin spent most of his life in the Sturgis area and had moved to Grand Rapids in 2008 to work with the 61syx Teknique Street Dance Academy and earlier this year had lived in Las Vegas, where he studied crews in the world of urban dance arts.
He recently moved back to Sturgis to pursue his passion and living his dream of teaching breakdancing to youth at the Dance Center Stage in the Maple Crest Plaza. His passion and whole life revolved around hip hop, professional breakdancing, and the world of urban dance arts.
Surviving are his fiancée, Elizabeth Ramirez, and unborn son, Ryu Dustin Pike of Grand Rapids; his father, Lloyd Pike, and mother, Bonnie Jarratt, both of Sturgis; a sister, Kelli (Alex) Runyon of East Leroy; a brother, Carl (Shelby) Van Voorhees of Phoenix; aunts and uncles Michael (Betty Pike) Lytle of Sturgis, Larry (Carolyn) Pike of Jefferson City, Tenn., Sylvia (Gary) Clouse of Sturgis, Duane Jarratt of Parchment, Keith and Cody Jarratt of Constantine; grandmothers Dottie Pike of Jefferson City, Tenn., and Janet Jarratt of Centreville; three nieces; two nephews; and many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Lloyd Pike Sr. and Duane Jarratt Sr.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Hackman Family Funeral Home — Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Road, Sturgis.
Services celebrating the life of Dustin “Raze” Pike will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Grace Christian Fellowship Church, 300 Timothy Drive, Sturgis, with the Rev. Ross Gerber officiating.
Interment and graveside services will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be given to the family to help with expenses, envelopes are available at the funeral home.
His obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com, where personal messages of support may be left for the family.