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Harley O. Rice Sr.

December 10, 1919 — April 20, 2001

Lake Station – Harley O. Rice, Sr., 90, of 2560 Wells St., Lake Station, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at his residence. Harley was born on December 10, 1910 in Tiosa, IN, to A. J. and Hannah O’Blenis Rice. He retired in 1972 as a construction supervisor with NIPSCO. Harley was a talented musician and played with various bands in the area, also on area radio stations and on WLS National Barn Dance. He was a life member of the Musicians Union; Lake Station Senior Citizens; AOPA Pilot Aircraft and Pilot’s Association. Survivors are his loving wife of 69 years, Pearl, of Lake Station; three daughters, Madalyn and John Miller of Portage Twp.; Juanita and Bruce Ross of Lansing, IL; and Betty and Jim Klassen of Valparaiso; 17 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren, a sister-in-law, Myrtle Rice of Tucumcari, New Mexico, and a cousin, Edna Dubois of Argos, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Harley, Jr. and Alan J. Rice; a grandson, Bryan Miller; two brothers, Alva and Paul; and a sister, Mary “Bonnie” Sissel. Friends may visit with the family on Monday, April 23, 2001 from 3 to 9 p.m. at Rees Funeral Home, Olson Chapel, 5341 Central Ave, Portage, IN, and on Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, IN, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Funeral sevices, officiated by the Rev. Gerald T. Walworth will follow visitation at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, in the funeral Home. Burial will follow in New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth, IN. Memorial gifts in Harley’s memory may be made to: Mary Bartz VNA Hospice; The First Church of the Nazarene in Hobart, IN; or to the charity of the Donor’s choice.
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