Lillian Sue <I>Johnson</I> Rice


Lillian Sue Johnson Rice

Crandon, Forest County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 31 Oct 2015 (aged 83)
Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Star Lake, Vilas County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 195667424 View Source


Lillian S. Rice, age 83, of Hayward, died Saturday, October 31, 2015 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, MN.

Lillian Rice was born July 21, 1932 in Crandon, WI, the daughter of Peter and Rose (Escanaba) Johnson. She was a woman who like helping people no matter their walk of life and enjoyed doing the things that preserved the Indian cultures. Lillian loved making maple syrup, taffy, sugar cakes, picking wild blueberries, harvesting wild rice and tanning deer hides to make moccasins. She enjoyed traditional Indian ways and working with people from children to other elders. Lillian was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt and friend.

She is survived by her sons Arnold (Lori) Rice Sr., Sherwin (Tonja Adams) Rice, William (Jackie) Rice Sr.; daughter Victoria “Mimi” Rice; 19 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild; brother Walter Johnson.

Lillian was preceded by her parents; husband Kendall; sons Richard Rice, Lloyd Morris Rice; daughter Rose Lynn Rice; brother Andrew Johnson; sister Mary Ann Holzman; great grandson Aiden LeBlang.

Visitation will begin at 7:00 p.m., Monday, November 2nd at Big Drum Ceremonial Center in Lac Courte Oreilles. Native American Church Services will begin at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 3rd at the Arnold Rice Sr. residence. Burial will be held Wednesday, November 4th at Johnson Family Cemetery in Star Lake, WI.


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  • Created by: Purly
  • Added: 30 Dec 2018
  • Find a Grave Memorial 195667424
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lillian Sue Johnson Rice (21 Jul 1932–31 Oct 2015), Find a Grave Memorial ID 195667424, citing Johnson Family Cemetery, Star Lake, Vilas County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Purly (contributor 49240026) .