Obit: Rice, Katherine (1914? – 1957)



Surnames: Rice, Bangel


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) November 21, 1957


Rice, Katherine (1914? – 14 November 1957)


Mrs. Katherine Rice, Merrillan’s oldest living resident, died Thursday at Neillsville at the age of 95 years. Funeral services were held from the Methodist church at Merrillan, with burial in the Merrillan Cemetery.


Katherine Bangel was born in Canada and came to Wisconsin at an early age, marrying Merrit J. Rice, of Fond du Lac.  They went to Fairchild where they lived until 1918, when they moved to Merrillan.  Mr. Rice was a mason and followed his trade in Fairchild and Merrillan. He died in 1925.


Mrs. Rice continued to make her home in Merrillan until a year and eight months ago when she moved to the Neillsville Nursing Home.  During the last year she had been in failing health.  She leaves three sons: Raymond, Fairchild; Perry, Philips; and Leon now 75, who during the past year and eight months, also has been living in the Neillsville Nursing Home.




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