Funeral Friday #8 ~ George Rice ~ Memorial Card

Because I have scanned so many funeral cards and obituary's lately I have decided to post these items on Fridays, hence the title Funeral Friday. Some of these may not actually pertain to my family, however I wish to share what I have as they may be helpful to someone. Unfortunately, most of the newspaper obits do not list a date of print nor the title of the newspaper. I will try to give location and dates that may be helpful as I can.

In Memory of
George R. Rice
Born in
Montevideo, Minnesota
July 1, 1892
Passed away
December 25, 1983
At the age of
91 years, 5 months, 24 days
Services from 
Folkestad-Lepper Funeral Chapel
Wednesday, December 28, 1983,  4:00PM
Clergyman Officiating
Rev. Stanley Propp
Wadena United Methodist Church
Mrs. Eugene Allen
Preceded in Death by
Wife, Carolyn; 2 Brothers, John and Elmer; 1 Sister Mrs.
Maude Johnson
Survived by
Daughters, Mrs. Francis Johnson, and Mrs. Howard (Billie)
Eckhardt; Sister, Mrs. Ada DeGroff; Nephew, Mr. James Rice;
Niece, Mrs. Dick (Nancy) Clark, 2 grandchildren, William and
David Eckhardt, one Great-Grandchild, Sara Eckhardt.
Spring Interment
Wadena Cemetery
Memorials will be given to Shady Lanes Nursing Home.

Handwritten inside on the top right side of the card is handwritten:

"I was to the funeral I went with Otto and Ellen, a small funeral"

This may have been written by Olga (Westby) Jordahl, my Great Aunt, to her sister, my grandmother, Thina Lundberg, because most everything in my grandmother's collect was written and sent to her by Olga.

On the left inside of the card The Twenty Third Psalm is printed. George Rice is not in my family tree at this point.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts!
*UPDATE ~ It has come to my attention that George Rice was the brother of Elmer Rice who was good friends of my grand uncle Karl Westby. June 28, 2010

Copyright © 2010 Cheryl Palmer


  1. Drat! I saw Rice and thought we might have a connection.

  2. Oh Apple!

    Double Drat! That would have been so very awesome! I will watch for Rice ancestors and let you know if I find any!

  3. Thank you Clara for commenting! Are you related?


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