David Christopher Rice, age 64, of Waverly, died Sunday, July 21, 2019, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, of complications from pneumonia while undergoing cancer treatment.
A celebration of his life will take place Thursday, Aug. 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Dave’s farm, 6407 Emerson Avenue SW, Waverly. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the Lions Club of Waverly, Minnesota, PO Box 206, Waverly MN 55390.
David was born Sept. 29, 1954, to the late Erling and Lucil Rice of Jupiter Island, FL, formerly of Hopkins.
He graduated from Hopkins Eisenhower High School in 1973, and pursued a lifelong love of engines and racing. Dave served on several championship race car crews, earned his twin engine rating as a pilot, enjoyed motorcycles and snowmobiles, and loved fishing in northern Minnesota and Florida.
He was a proud member and past president of the Waverly Lions Club, and his last weekend was spent happily at the annual Waverly Daze celebration.
Dave is survived by his brother, Rex Rice (Ann) of Scottsdale, AZ; sisters Cathy Farrell (Jack), Terry Engels, all of Minneapolis, Stephanie Warren of Sherman, CT, and Cecilia Kalmbach (John) of Downingtown, PA; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his beloved sister, Adrienne “Winky” Rice.
Private interment will take place with his parents and sister at St. Margaret’s Cemetery in Minnetonka.