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Ronald Lester Rice

February 6, 1952 — June 27, 2022

Mount Pleasant

Ronald Lester Rice, 70, of Mount Pleasant, passed away at Henry County Health Center on June 27, 2022.

Born February 6, 1952, in Burlington, Iowa, Ronald Lester was the son of Lester and Deloris (Harris) Rice. He was a graduate of Burlington High School and the culinary school in Des Moines. On May 21, 1970, in Burlington, Ron married Peggy Combs. He managed the Homeless shelter in Burlington for a time and worked at Townhouse Pizza in Burlington. Ron found enjoyment in cooking, fishing, and playing cards.

Ron is survived by his wife, Peggy of Mount Pleasant; one daughter, Veronica (Charles) Gonzalez of Burlington; one son, Matthew (Melody) Rice of Antioch, California; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; five siblings, Robert (Patty), Evelyn (Tom) Kenney, David, Barbara and Judy.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family will host a Celebration of Life, Saturday, July 2, 2022, at Oakstreet Baptist Church in Burlington from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Saturday, July 2, 2022

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Oak Street Baptist Church

1303 Oak St, Burlington, IA 52601

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