Ann H. Rice

NEGAUNEE, Mich. – Ann (Hauserman) Rice, 91, formerly of 529 Elm Street Negaunee, passed away Monday, January 7, at Eastwood Nursing Center, where she had resided since September, 2011. The daughter of John and Maud (Verran) Hauserman, Ann was born May 25, 1921 in Ishpeming, MI. A lifelong Negaunee resident, she was a 1939 graduate of Negaunee High School and went on to graduate from The Ferris Institute.

In addition to being a devoted wife and mother, Ann worked for her father at the Hauserman Insurance Agency, in the office at Symons Hardware, and as secretary to the Negaunee City Manager.

Ann married Gordon Rice January 1, 1945 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Negaunee. They were avid square dancers and enjoyed spending time with their family and friends at their camp on Lake George in Three Lakes. Ann was an active member of Mitchell United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women’s Group, and the Epworth Fellowship.

Survivors include her four children Gordon (Shirley) Rice of Gwinn, David Rice of Negaunee, Joann Meagher of Neenah, WI, and Nancy (Deane) Wyllys of Commerce Township, grandchildren Scott (Beth) Rice, Brian (Lara) Rice, Brant Rice, Brittany Rice, Michael Wyllys, Jared (Lindsey) Wyllys, Daniel (Carrie) Wyllys, Jay (Brittany) Meagher, Jeff (Marcia) Mea-gher, Jodi (Joe) Bobchik, 5 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and ne-phews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother A. John (Jack) Hauserman, husband Gordon (1986), son in law Joe Meagher, daughter in law Christine Rice, and granddaughter Stacy Rice.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 10th at Mitchell United Methodist Church with Rev. Douglas E. Mater officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening at the Koskey Funeral Home, and also from 3:00 p.m. until the time of services at 4:00 p.m. at the church on Thursday. Burial will be in the Negaunee Cemetery. Mrs. Rice’s grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be directed to the memorial fund at Mitchell United Methodist Church and the Eastwood Nursing Center activity fund.

The family would like to thank the staff at Eastwood for not only providing excellent care, but also for their friendship and support.

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