Major Donald E. Rice Ret., of San Diego, CA passed away Sunday, January 16, 2011 in San Diego Hospice at Glenbrook in San Diego, CA.He was born in Shelbyville, IL. on July 19, 1947, to Donald Edward and Betty Jean (Adams) Rice.

Serving in the U. S. Marine Corps., from 1965 to 1987 was a life-long dream, and he retired with the rank of Major.

Surviving him is his wife, of 34 years, Marlene; daughter, Kristina L. Rice; son, Scott Edward Rice; stepson, Jeffrey W. Stiver; stepdaughters, Pamela L. and Djuana L. Patterson; brother, Kenneth H. Rice; sisters, Judith J. Young, and Saundra Moorhouse; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday August 20, 2011 in Brunswick Cemetery near Findlay, IL. Arrangements are entrusted to Lockart Green Funeral Home Shelbyville, IL.

On line condolences may be directed to the family at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com