Richard Lowell “Dick” Rice, age 78, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at Delnor-Community Hospital in Geneva, IL. He was born June 25, 1934 in Webster Groves, MO, the son of Harrell Lowell and Anna Marie (nee Koste) Rice.
Dick proudly served in the United States Air Force with the 57th Communications Squadron at Donaldson Air Force Base in South Carolina.
He is survived by his sister, Jeanne (Jerry) Hope of St. Charles, IL; his brother, Dr. Ted (Pam) Rice of Milton, FL; his niece, Kristine (Jim) Binder of Elgin, IL; and his nephew, Paul (Vanessa) Hope of Springfield, VA.
In addition to his parents, Dick is preceded in death by his brother, James Harrell Rice, who is laid to rest at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, January 7, 2013 at Fox Valley Presbyterian Church, 227 East Side Drive, in Geneva, IL, where visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. until the hour of the service. Rev. Bart Roush officiating.
A graveside service with military honors will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.
Memorials may be directed to Fox Valley Presbyterian Church or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or www.woundedwarriorproject.org.