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Lowell D. Rice
Lowell D. Rice, 86, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017.
Born Jan. 17, 1931 in Oconto Falls, to Norman and Pearl (Graham) Rice, he graduated from Washington High School in Oconto Falls in 1949 and later from Lakeland College in Sheboygan with a degree in Business Administration.
On May 19, 1951, he married the love of his life, Delores Klein and they enjoyed 66 years together. He served in the United States Navy from March 1951 until an honorable discharge on July 1, 1953. He served aboard several destroyers with most of his sea duty in the Mediterranean in Italy, France, Greece, Turkey and other countries.
A life member of the Disabled American Veterans, he served as Commander for the Manitowoc-Two Rivers Chapter 24. As an accountant, he worked at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company and the Green Bay Food Company where as Accounting Manager, retiring in 1990 after 25 years.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping the Sheboygan and Oconto Rivers and was an avid reader.
He is survived by his wife, Delores; three children, David (Joni Cartier) Rice, Colleen (Chris Vanevenhoven) Rice, and Gregory (Diane) Rice; two sisters, Donna VandenBush and Janice Doney; four grandsons, Aaron Rice, Nick (Corie) Monthei, Jordan Monthei and Sean Monthei; two great-grandsons; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Eldon and Leone Klein, Leon Klein, Daniel and Sandra Klein, Deanna and Don Hallwachs, Kermit and Mary Ann Klein, Marie Klein, Georgianna Klein, and Julie Klein and many nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Neil Rice; his in-laws, Harry and Ella Klein; brothers-in-law, William VandenBush, Vernon Doney, Ivan Klein and Gene Klein and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Robert and Harriet Hooper and Marvin and Florence Klein.
Friends called at Blaney Funeral Home in Green Bay on Monday, June 12 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Visitation continued at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 13 from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Oconto Falls.