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Maynard Wells Rice - Departed on Aug 18, 2017 - Oconto Falls, WI

Maynard Wells Rice

Born in Oconto Falls, WI on Jun 28, 1926

Died on Aug 18, 2017 and resided in Oconto Falls, WI

Maynard Wells Rice, 91, lifelong resident of Oconto Falls, passed away on Friday, August 18, 2017, peacefully with his family by his side.  Maynard was born on June 28, 1926 to Arthur and Florence (Gilbertson) Rice. Maynard attended Oconto Falls High School when he was called to duty into the United States Army in 1945.  He was very proud to be known as the "Captain of the Port" assigned to the Panama Canal during World War II.

On June 24, 1950 he was joined in marriage to Carol Jean Bigelow and had three children, Pam (Larry) Lemorande, Kelly Lake; Linda (Larry) Pelishek, Abrams; Cindy (Dan) Brokiewicz, Bonduel.  He is also survived by his grandchildren, Andy Lemorande, Brent (Kayla) Lemorande, Sara (Tim) Via, Josh Brokiewicz, and Nate Sutrick.  Great-children, Gavin Sutrick, Griffin Sutrick, Colt Lemorande, and Macien Via.  Sister, Faye (Chet) Anderson.  Maynard followed his father into the paper mill, working at Scott Paper Company for 37 years and continued to do consulting for 8 years until his retirement in 1987 as the Utilities Superintendent.  He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Oconto Falls.  Maynard created a lot of special memories for his children and grandchildren that will be shared for many years to come.  For enjoyment he loved bowling, deer hunting, fishing and tending to his garden.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol on November 9, 2009, granddaughter Amanda on December 11, 2013, his parents, his brothers, Merle, Mike, and Jerry.

Visitation will be held after 3pm Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls until the time of service.  A service of remembrance will be held 5pm Tuesday at the funeral home.  Burial, with military honors, will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Oconto FallsMaynard’s pallbearers will be Larry, Andy, Brent and Kayla Lemorande, Dan Brokiewicz, Larry Pelishek and Nate Sutrick.

The family wishes to thank the entire staff at Woodlands Nursing Home of Suring.  Your care for our Dad was very much appreciated by him and his family.  Also thank you to Heartland Hospice for being there during this time.


Funeral Home Service: Tuesday Aug 29, 2017, 5pm Tuesday at Jones Funeral Service

Visitation: Tuesday Aug 29, 2017, after 3pm Tuesday until time of service at Jones Funeral Service

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