Rice, Dr. William H. "Bill" longtime St. Cloud physician and community supporter, passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 after a decade- long battle with Parkinson's disease. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30am on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at the Church of St. Paul, St. Cloud. Friends and relatives may call from 4:00-8:00 pm on Friday, February 15, 2013 at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, St. Cloud and also after 9:30am Saturday at the church. Entombment will be in the Assumption Cemetery Mausoleum, St. Cloud. St. Paul's Parish prayers will be at 5:00pm followed by the Knights of Columbus Council 961 at 6:00pm Friday evening at the funeral home. Born June 15, 1931, to the late Arthur and Marguerite (Steadman) Rice. He married Armilla "Millie" (Rysavy) August 21, 1954. He is survived by his loving wife, Millie, children Dr. James & Ruth Rice (Brookings, SD), Dr. Steven & Sue Rice (St. Cloud), Mary & Carl Maijer (Edina), Dr. Thomas & Eileen Rice (West St. Paul), Cathy & Joe Kalkman (Eagan), Pat & Tom Hooley (Stillwater), William Henry II & Angie Rice (Lino Lakes), Ann and Randy Nelsen (Minnetonka), 24 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his twin sister Mary Rice and beloved brothers, Robert and John Rice. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to All Saints Academy School (320-251-5295) or to St. Cloud Cathedral High School (http://www.cathedralalumni.org/support-chs)
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.