Darlene M. Rice, age 78, of Oak Grove died November 17, 2022 at The Arc on the River in Anoka. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, December 1st at Strike Life Tributes in Isanti. A time for visiting will be held one hour prior to the service and a lunch will follow the service also at Strike’s in Isanti.
Darlene Marie Rice was born February 24, 1944 in Superior, Wisconsin to George and Myrtle (Pearthree) Sharon. She was raised and attended school in Superior. On January 28, 1961 Darlene married Robert Anderson and they made their home in Oak Grove. They were blessed with four children, Greg, Jeff, Scott and Chris. Robert passed away on January 1, 2000. Darlene met Larry Rice and on May 8, 2004 they were married. They made their home in Oak Grove until Larry Passed away on December 8, 2018. Darlene loved to cook and socialize with a cup of coffee. She also enjoyed birds, especially cardinals.
Darlene passed away November 17, 2022 at Ark on the River in Anoka at the age of 78. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert Anderson and Larry Rice; son, Jeff Anderson; step-son, Bob Rice; brothers, Robert Sharon and Roger Sharon; and sister, Cathy Dishinger.
She will be lovingly remembered by three children, Greg (Sherry) Anderson, Scott (Jenny) Anderson, and Chris (Teresa) Anderson; six grandchildren, Catherine, Brooke, Brent, Shelby, Kayla and Justin; eight great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law, Maria Sharon, Ann Sharon, Kathy Knott, Tina (Dewey) Swenson; four step-children, Larry (Robin) Rice, Jr, David Rice, Glen Rice, and Lynette Rice and their families; other relatives and friends.
So sorry for the loss, Dar was such a sweetie and a lifelong friend…she will be missed!!
Your kind soul will be missed. I remember your quiet nature, smile that lit up the room, your love of puppies and willingness to greet me every time you saw me. Such a beautiful person.
Barbara A DeFore says
Condolences to all of Darlene’s family.
Christina Bontjes says
I’m so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories with her up in Solon Springs with meat raffles and card games and all the fun dogs you could ever dream of. She was a fun person to be around I’m going to miss her and her Jalapeño jam!
Scott Hemmelgarn says
She was special and another Mom to a number of us. Greg, Scott, Chris and families, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Joyce Litttler says
Darlene was a very special cousin to me & we had lots of fun growing up. There are lots of fond memories of the great times at her families cabin at the top of the hill in Solon Springs The rest of the family all had campers in Solon too so we got together a lot. Dar had a quiet manner and we all enjoyed her company. She will be sadly missed by all the people that loved her. Rest in peace sweet lady until our family is together again. God Bless you all.