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Maynard W. Rice
Maynard Wells Rice, 91, lifelong resident of Oconto Falls, passed away Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 with family by his side.
Born June 28, 1926, to Arthur and Florence (Gilbertson) Rice, he attended Oconto Falls High School until he was called to serve in the United States Army in 1945. He was proud of being assigned "Captain of the Port" to the Panama Canal during World War II. On June 24, 1950, he married Carol Jean Bigelow.
Like his father, he worked at Scott Paper Company for 37 years and continued to do consulting for 8 years until retiring in 1987 as Utilities Superintendent.
A member of Grace Lutheran Church in Oconto Falls, he made a lot of special memories for his children and grandchildren that will be shared for many years. He loved bowling, deer hunting, fishing and his garden.
He is survived by three children, Pam (Larry) Lemorande, Kelly Lake, Linda (Larry) Pelishek, Abrams and Cindy (Dan) Brokiewicz, Bonduel; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a sister, Faye (Chet) Anderson.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carol on Nov. 9, 2009; a granddaughter, Amanda on Dec. 11, 2013 and three brothers, Merle, Mike and Jerry.
Visitation will be held at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls on Tuesday, Aug. 29 from 3 p.m. until time of a Service Of Remembrance at 5 p.m. Burial with military honors will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Oconto Falls. Pallbearers will be Larry, Andy, Brent and Kayla Lemorande, Dan Brokiewicz, Larry Pelishek and Nate Sutrick.