David Rice of Waverly, Minnesota died July 21, 2019 at Abbott- Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, of complications from pneumonia while undergoing cancer treatment. He was 64. David was born on September 29, 1954 to the late Erling and Lucil Rice of Jupiter Island, Florida, formerly of Hopkins. He graduated from Hopkins Eisenhower High School in 1973 and pursued a lifelong love of engines and racing. He served on several championship race car crews, earned his twin engine rating as a pilot, enjoyed motor-cycles and snowmobiles, and loved fishing in northern Minnesota and Florida. He was a proud member and past president of the Waverly Lions Club. His last weekend was spent happily at the annual Waverly Daze celebration. Dave is survived by his brother Rex Rice (Ann) of Scottsdale, Arizona, sisters Cathy Farrell (Jack) of Minneapolis, Terry Engels of Minneapolis, Stephanie Warren of Sherman, Connecticut, and Cecilia Kalmbach (John) of Downingtown, Pennsylvania, and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his parents and his beloved sister Adrienne "Winky" Rice. Private interment will be with his parents and sister at St Margaret's Cemetery in Minnetonka. A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, August 22 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Dave's farm, 6407 Emerson Avenue SW, Waverly MN. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the Lions Club of Waverly, Minnesota, PO Box 206, Waverly MN 55390.
David Christopher Rice
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