ANDOVER — Norman H. Rice, 92, died June 10 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. He was born Dec. 9, 1921, at Hudson, the son of Charles and Bertha (Ukens) Rice. He married Doris Marie Winkelman March 1, 1947, at Wichita. She died Sept. 8, 2009. He was a carpenter for Lindholm Construction, Great Bend, and later was a self-employed carpenter for 10 years.
Mr. Rice was an Andover, Kansas resident for six years coming from Great Bend, where he had resided since 1950.
He was a United States Army Air Force veteran, serving during World War II in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater.
He was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111, American Legion Argonne Post 180, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 646, B.P.O. Elks Lodge No. 1127 and A.F.&A.M. Lodge No. 15, all of Great Bend; and Midian Shrine, Wichita.
Survivors include one son, Mark Rice of Maize; one brother, Virgil Rice of Stafford; one granddaughter, Kely Rice of Wichita and one step-grandson, Dmitriy Smirnov of Miami, Fla. He was preceded in death by one brother, Lester Rice, and three sisters, Rachel Bosher, Vernadine Hughes and Marlene Planter.
Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 16, at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 2101 Jackson St., Great Bend, with Pastor Adam Wutka, officiant. Entombment will be at the Great Bend Cemetery Mausoleum, with military rites by United States Air Force Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 1-9 p.m., with the family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m., Sunday at Bryant Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, June 13, 2014