Timmy Ralph Rice, Waupaca, Wisconsin, age 59, passed away peacefully with his wife, Judy, at his side on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at Appleton Medical Center in Appleton, WI.
He was born October 22, 1955 in Merrill, WI, son of Ralph and Lois (Patefield) Rice. Timmy served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War from November 29, 1972 until he was honorably discharged on January 23, 1975. On July 5, 2008, he “officially” married Judy (Schulke) Allard on hole #4 at Hidden Waters Golf Course in Waupaca. Timmy will be deeply missed by all of his loving family and many friends.
Timmy is survived by: wife, Judy Rice of Waupaca, WI; brother, Tom Rice of Dover, NH; sisters, Kathy (David) Barnhart of Waupaca, WI and Wendy (Bob “Bear) Graves of DePere, WI; brothers-in-law, Bob Sivertsen of Waupaca, WI and Doug Schulke of Waupaca, WI; and sister-in-law, Lily Rice of Waupaca, WI. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Jr. and Lois Rice; a sister, Jody Sivertsen; a brother, Jonny Rice; a nephew, Kurt Graves; and his parents-in-law, Harvey and Lorraine Schulke.
A Memorial Service will be on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the Holly Funeral Home in Waupaca, WI. Pastor Jeff Fletcher will officiate. A visitation will be held on Friday evening, Aug. 7th, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Holly Funeral Home and again on Saturday morning from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Amherst following the service on Saturday. The Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca is assisting the family with arrangements.