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John W. Rice Jr.
age 84 of Algonac, MI. went to be with our lord on August 11, 2008.  John was born March 3, 1924 to John W.  Sr. and Ruth Etta (nee Brinson) Rice.  John married the love of his life, Ruth Marie Hickmott on September 6, 1947 in Detroit, MI.

Mr. Rice served with the U.S. Navy during WW II in the Pacific Campaign.  He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church ofAlgonac. He was Past Master of the S. Ward Lodge #62 of F & A M, Past high Priest; Past TWI and Past Patron of the Eastern Stars.  As a Shriner he was privileged to sponsor several children to the Shrine Hospital of Crippled Children.  John was also an Explorer Scout Master and member of the Order of The Arrow.

Survived by his wife Ruth, children; David (Lessie) Rice and Janet (Joseph) Prusik, grandchildren; Ashley and Joshua Prusik, Katrina Myers, and Krystal Thompson, 3 great grandchildren.

Instate 10:00 AM Friday August 15, 2008 with Funeral Services at 11:00 AM in the Trinity United Methodist Church, Algonac.  Visitation Thursday 1-4 & 6-9 PM in the Gilbert Funeral Home, Algonac.  Eastern Stars service  7:00 PM  with Masonic Service at 7:30 PM Thursday in the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Rosehill Cemetery,  East China, MI.

Memorial donations may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church or to the Family Wishes.


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