Stephanie L. Rice

Died July 9, 2017


Stephanie Lee Rice, 26, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017, at the University of Michigan hospital in Ann Arbor with her family by her side after a long, courageous fight against lupus.

She was born April 1, 1991, in West Branch to Edward and Christine Rice. Stephanie graduated from Ogemaw Heights High School in 2009 and was on the swim team. She helped with Angelfish and managed the OHHS boys and girls swim teams. Stephanie loved minions and enjoyed the Detroit Tigers, U of M basketball and camping with family and her bonus grandmas.

Stephanie is survived by her parents, Ed and Christine Rice; sister, Kim (Ike) Clelland; brother, Kyle Rice; nephew, Zachary; grandparents, Ron and Beth Quick and Keith and Pat Yost; aunts, Jennifer (Duane) Grezeszak and Rhonda (Ryan Veeder) Riedel; cousins, Reese, Haven, Cassidy, Paige and Grace; a special swim buddy, Tate Juarez; and many more family members and friends.

Visitation at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch will begin Wednesday, July 12, 2017, from 3-8:30 p.m. The funeral service will be Thursday, July 13, 2017, at 11 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Bill Simpson and Louise Hofer will officiate the service. Memorial contributions can be made to the family.

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