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LaZern C. "Chub" Rice

December 31, 2018

Obituary

LaZern C. “Chub” Rice, age 86, of Chippewa Falls, passed in peace Monday, December 31, 2018, at Dove Healthcare in Bloomer. Chub was born on November 20, 1932, in Eau Claire, to the late Algie and Elizabeth (Berchem) Rice. He served in the US Army from 1952-1954. Chub married Lois Marie “Jean” Gregory on July 22, 1955, in Waterloo, IA. He was a loving father, loyal friend and a distinguished predator of local panfish. He enjoyed spending time with his family and his chihuahua, Dozer. Chub’s quick wit and sense of humor will be sorely missed by all that knew him. As we lay him down to rest in peace, we celebrate a life well lived. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lois; children, Janice (Robert) Rybka, Michael Rice, Jacqueline (fiancé, Bill Wiley) Bergeron, Matt (Patricia) Rice, Mark Rice, Mitch (Kathi) Rice; 12 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Chub is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, William Kirwan, Vilas Rice, and Darrel Rice; and sister, Marlene. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 7, 2019, at the WEST CHAPEL of Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral Home, 1405 N. Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire, with Rev. Julianne Lepp officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Military honors conducted by American Legion Post 53. To express online condolences, please visit www.lenmarkfh.com

Service Information


Visitation

Monday, January 7 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn West Chapel
1405 N. Clairemont Ave
Eau Claire WI 54703


Memorial Service

Monday, January 7 2019
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn West Chapel
1405 N. Clairemont Ave
Eau Claire WI 54703

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