Albert J. Rice, 79, of Milan, died Thursday, July 31, 2008, in Briarfield of Milan.
He was born in Milan, March 19, 1929, to Albert and Mabel (Matthews) Rice. He was a lifelong resident of Milan. He was a funeral assistant for 28 years at the former Kubach-Smith Funeral Homes in Norwalk and Milan.
He is survived by his sisters, Helen Cook of Milan, Dorothy Poths of Monroeville and Mary Koch of Milan; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Agnes Rice, in infancy, and Caroline Smith; brothers, Kenneth Rice, Robert James Rice, Paul Patrick Rice and Lawrence “Jack” E. Rice.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. Saturday until service at 11 a.m. in Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St., Norwalk; the Rev. Fred Wiechers will officiate. Burial will follow in Milan Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund. Condolences may be shared at norwalkfuneral.com.