Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Norman Rice

   Norman Rice, 67, of Gladwin, died Tuesday, June, 1997 at his home. Born Dec. 11, 1929 in Detroit to Abraham and Rose Asher Rice, Norman came to Gladwin at the age of eight. He and his father opened Rice Furniture in 1947. Norman served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Afterward, he returned to Gladwin and continued to operate the store. Norman married Elizabeth Kravat on Dec. 24, 1964 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Together they ran the furniture store until its closing in 1986.

   Norman was a member of the Gladwin Rotary Club, and he served on the Gladwin Development Corp. He was also a member of the Chamber of Commerce, a member of the National Interior Design Society, the charter president of the East Michigan Interior Design Society, and the chairman of the United Jewish Appeal.

   Surviving Norman are his wife, Betty; two daughters, April of Grand Rapids, and Spring of Boca Raton, Fla.; one brother, Eugene and wife Linda of Hollywood, Fla.; and one sister, Doris Mehl and husband Don of Bloomington, Minn. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Sisson Funeral Home. Friends may call from 7-9 Wednesday and from 2-9 Thursday. Memorials may be made to MidMichigan Hospice.

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Sacred Heart Cemetery, Gladwin, MI
Korean Conflict
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
P:2 C:6
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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