The Lusk Herald
November 24, 1966
Willis Rice Funeral Held in Chadron Thurs.
Funeral services for Willis (Willie) John Rice, 53, were held last Thursday from the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Chadron with the Rev. Charles Bichel officiating. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery with Elks graveside services.
He died at his home as a result of a heart attack, November 14.
Mr. Rice was born November 4, 1913, at Van Tassell, the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. John Rice. He lived with his parents at Lusk for a number of years, graduating from high school here.
He was married October 3, 1938, to Mildred Daily of Scotia, Nebr., and were the parents of one daughter, Karan.
During the first years of their married life, he worked at Black Hills Ordinance Depot, Igloo, S.D. as a munitions inspector. They also lived at Harrison where both were employed by Viele Drug Store. The family moved to Chadron in 1949, where he entered into business as the operator of a Standard Oil Bulk Plant, which he operated until his death.
He was a member of the Lutheran Church and the B.P.O. Elks.
Survivors include his widow, Mildred of the home, his daughter Karan Conner and three grandchildren, Bradley, Kimberly, and Todd, all of Ogallala, Nebr. and a sister, Mrs. Clara Fullerton of Riverton, Wyo.
Clara Josephine Fullerton (December 14, 1909 - October 27, 1995)Ivan Iral Fullerton (August 9, 1907 - January 10, 1978)George Richard Price (October 18, 1915 - March 30, 1956)Mildred Marie Price (April 30, 1911 - October 18, 1952)Anna Marie Rice (December 5, 1887 - May 1, 1965)Johanna Rice (Date Unknown - January 21, 1946)John Riley Rice (August 11, 1888 - April 11, 1956)Charles Monroe Simpson (April 24, 1906 - August 9, 1987)Delberta Bell Simpson (October 24, 1914 - February 18, 2006)Minnie Wendte (Date Unknown - June 10, 1952)
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