Robert Earl Rice, 76, longtime resident of Virginia, died Friday, May 12, 2023 at Fairview Hospital in Hibbing.
He was born in Virginia on September 25, 1946 to Timothy and Mildred (Roen) Rice. He graduated from Roosevelt High School, and served in the US Army from 1967 to 1969.
He was discharged honorably, and was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. Bob worked for D.W.P railroad and owned Northland Radiator Service.
He loved hunting, fishing, and spending time at the shack with his sons and friends.
He is survived by his 2 sons, Daniel (Kellie) of Hinckley, Kevin of Virginia; and a sister, Kathleen Miles (Richard) of Prescott, WI. He is also survived by numerous, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers, Tim and Dick.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 27th at 1:00 P.M. at the Range Funeral Home in Virginia. Reverend Rob Kopp will officiate. A Gathering at the Northern Club will follow.
Memorials are preferred and can be sent to:
Road Runners Special Olympics,
703 3rd St. S., Virginia MN 55792