Bruce Simion Dikepa, 47, of Arden passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Mission Hospital following a 3-week illness. Born in Pohnpei Hospital, Micronesia, he was a son of Deruko Dikepa and the late Simion Dikepa. Prior to moving to the United States, Bruce resided in Pohnpei state, Micronesia and attended Pohnpei Community College.
Bruce was employed as a dietary cook/chef at Pisgah Retirement Home. He was an avid Duke fan and loved watching football and basketball. He enjoyed cooking and would always try his best at everything. Bruce had a big heart and loved helping others.
He is survived by his fiancé, Kathy Hikarip; daughters, Keani hermi Hikarip and April Kate Hikarip; sons, Tharnie Hikarip, Kein Hikarip, Mayson Dick and Kristen Dick; sisters, Edwina Patterson, Maioleen Patterson; Deimileen(1), Deimileen(2) and Eruko Dikepa; brothers, Patter Patterson, Stensin Patterson, Godwin Patterson, Mackenzie Patterson, Naboleon Dick, Dickson Dick, Ruy Dick, Lanson Dick, Dayson (Connor) Dick.
Bruce will lie in state from 10am-11:30am on Friday, January 15, 2021 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Hendersonville with Covid restrictions in place. Masks are mandatory to enter.
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