Glen E. Rice, 90, formerly of LeRoy, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the Ostrander Care and Rehab where he had resided for about three years.
Glen Eli Rice 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.
He served in the United States Army during World War II. 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.
He 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.
He is survived by his sons, Steve (Cindy) Rice of Sioux Rapids, Iowa, Dennis (Deborah) Rice of LeRoy, Kenneth (Wendy) Rice of Taopi and Jason (Elizabeth) Rice of Ostrander; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and his siblings, Virgil (Betty) Rice of Sioux City, Iowa, Ellen Henderson of Cherokee, Iowa, and Veda Santos of Fairfield, Calif.
He is preceded in death by his children, Glen “Sonny” Jr., Jimmy and Timmy Rice and his siblings, Evron, Doris (Rice) Campbell and Loreen (Rice) Carpenter.
Funeral services for him were held on Tuesday, July 22, at the First Baptist Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. Joe Haynes officiating. Burial will be at the LeRoy Cemetery.
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