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Bruce Rice

Nov. 3, 1953-May 30, 2009

Bruce A. Rice, 55, of Detroit Lakes, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2009, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

Bruce Allen Rice was born to Hugh and Lois (Wahlstrom) Rice on Nov. 3, 1953 in Pelican Rapids. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Pelican Rapids. Bruce attended grade school in District 108 in rural Vergas, and graduated high school in 1971 from Pelican Rapids High School.

Bruce married Linda Berg and together they had two sons, Scott and a baby that died at birth. They later divorced. Bruce was an active member and officer with the Detroit Lakes Eagles, Arie 2342, serving as president from 2002-03. He made his career in sales, and was employed at Napa Auto Parts and Tesoro's Big Daddy's Quick Stop, both in Detroit Lakes, at the time of his death.

Surviving Bruce are his son, Scott "Butch" (Mari) Rice of Frazee; stepdaughter Lisa Reyes of Pelican Rapids; mother, Lois Rice of Perham; sister, Susan Moses of Perham; two brothers, Larry (Kathy) Rice of Vergas and Lee Rice of Hernando, Miss.; his dear companion and friend, Dorothy McDougall of Detroit Lakes; special son, Mike McDougall of Detroit Lakes; special daughter, Lori Wolfe of Grafton, Wis.; two aunts and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Preceding Bruce in death were his father, Hugh, and an infant brother.

Memorial services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, June 6 at Schoeneberger Funeral Home, Perham, with the Rev. Carl Noble officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Dent, Minn. There will be visitation for two hours before the service.

Schoeneberger Funeral Home in Perham is handling the arrangements. Tributes may be posted online at the Web site,