Roger A. Rice, 73, passed away on November 11th, 2019. Roger was born and raised in Marshall, North Carolina. Roger joined the United States Navy at age 17 and proudly served three years fighting on the brown water boats in the Vietnam War from 1963 to 1967. Roger’s greatest love was his family: late wife Susan B. Rice, daughter Britta (Chris), sons Seth (Erin), Zachary (Sarah) and Christopher (Isabelle), many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and dog Chandler. Roger survived by his brother Robert (Maryann) and sister Margaret (late James). After military service, Roger moved to Chicago, where he spent the next 52 year raising a family and successfully operating his own insurance business. Roger will be missed by countless friends and family. Visitation: Cooney Funeral Home, 625 Busse Highway, Park Ridge. Sunday, November 17th from 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Military Funeral Honor to follow at 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Freedom Service Dogs of America @ https://freedomservicedogs.org/donatefsd/ or Chicago Canine Rescue @ https://chicagocaninerescue.org/
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