Dwane E. Rice passed away peacefully in his home in Jewell, Kansas on March 21, 2021. Dwane was born February 21, 1938 in Exeter, Nebraska to Wayne E. Rice and Eva L (Derry) Rice. He was 1 of 13 children.
On March 1, 1955 at the age of 17 years, Dwane enlisted into the Army. Dwane spent 20 years in the Army to serve his country.
On May 13, 1957 he was united in marriage to Hollie Faye Taylor. In this union three children were born: Dwane E. Rice Jr., Milburn W. Rice and Kathy M (Rice) Mallory. Hollie and the two boys traveled to several of the places that Dwane was stationed. Kathy was born after Dwane left the Army. Dwane has been to Strubing, Germany, Fort Knox, Kentucky, Poso, California, Korea, Fort Irwin, California and Ansbach, Germany. Dwane was in the Vietnam War.
Dwane is preceded in death by his wife Hollie, son Dwane, one grandson Jacy Braun, his parents and siblings.
Left to mourn in Dwane's loss is his daughter Kathy (Brian) Mallory of Jewell, Ks, son Milburn Rice, grandchildren Emily (Andrew) Hendrich of Portis, Ks, Alicia (Jordon) Schroeder of Downs, Ks, Jessica Mallory of Victoria, Ks, Tiffany Rice of Solomon, Ks, Austin Rice of Jewell, Ks, Cody Rice and 11 great grandchildren.
Memorials can be given to family or Solomon Valley Hospice.
Funeral services will be Wednesday March 24, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at the Jewell Christian Church with Pastor Dan Daniels officiating. Burial will follow at Prairie Gove Cemetery, Cawker City, Ks. Kleppinger Funeral Home in Jewell, Ks in charge of funeral arrangements.