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Rose Mary Rice, 94

Rose Mary Rice, age 94, of Rockford (formerly of Kimball), passed away Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in Anoka.

She was born Nov. 4, 1919, in Melrose, to John and Rose (Loesch) Berscheid.

Rose Mary married Rexford W. Rice and they resided in Annandale before making their home in Rockford.

Rose Mary had a green thumb, and loved flowers, gardening, canning, and baking bread. She enjoyed going out socially to the Red Vest.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Rexford; daughter Chris Ciesinski; and 10 siblings.

Rose Mary is survived by her children, Clare Ann (Marvin) Peterson, Cecelia Sabo, Catherine Volstad, and William John Rice; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, Val (Mary) Berscheid; and a sister, Margaret (Karl) Metz.

Mass of Christian Burial took place Saturday, Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Corcoran, with visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the church, and including a 9:30 a.m. rosary service.

Arrangements were by the Iten’s Funeral Home of Delano.