Glen E. Rice, 90

Published 8:37 am Sunday, July 20, 2014

Glen E. Rice, 90

Glen E. Rice, 90

Glen Eli Rice, 90, formerly of LeRoy, Minn. died Thursday July 17, 2014, at the Ostrander Care and Rehab where he had resided for about three years.

Glen was born Sept. 11, 1923, in Storm Lake, Iowa, to Raymond and Vida (Thompson) Rice. He was united in marriage to Ellen June Konrahdi on March 6, 1943, in Dakota City, Neb. and entered military service on March 11, 1943.

Glen served in the U.S. Army during WWII; he was a private first class serving in the 114th Engineer Combat Battalion. He received a Good Conduct Medal and Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one star, he was discharged on Dec. 12, 1945. Glen was a farmer and also worked for the American Breeding Service for 15 years. He also worked as a Milk Hauler and had many other jobs. He loved playing marbles with anyone and enjoyed telling about his time in the service. He was a lifetime member of the Adams American Legion.

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He is survived by his sons; Steve (Cindy) Rice of Souix Rapids, Iowa, Dennis (Deborah) Rice of LeRoy, Minn., Kenneth (Wendy) Rice of Taopi, Minn., Jason (Elizabeth) Rice of Ostrander, Minn.; also by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; his siblings, Virgil (Betty) Rice of Souix City, Iowa, Ellen Henderson of Cherokee, Iowa, and Veda Santos of Fairfield, Calif.

Glen is preceded in death by his parents; Raymond and Vida (Thompson) Rice; his children, Glen “Sonny” Jr., Jimmy, and Timmy Rice; his siblings, Evron, Doris (Rice) Campbell, Loreen (Rice) Carpenter.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. on Tuesday July, 22 at the First Baptist Church in Spring Valley (701 Kasten Dr.) with the Rev. Joe Haynes officiating. Burial will be at the LeRoy Cemetery. Visitation will be held 12:30 p.m. until time of service at the church.

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