Dale Rice

October 12, 1952- March 14, 2020


Visitation: In accordance with CDC guidelines and for the health and safety of staff, the family, and the community, only 10 people at a time will be allowed into the building during Dale’s visitation. Those that are not feeling well, have a fever or cough will not be allowed into the visitation. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Visitation: Visitation, with family present, will be Wednesday, March 18 from 5-7 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.

In accordance with CDC guidelines and for the health and safety of staff, the family, and the community, only 10 people at a time will be allowed into the building during Dale’s visitation.   Those that are not feeling well, have a fever or cough will not be allowed into the visitation.    Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. 

 

Dale Rice, age 67, died Saturday, March 14, 2020. Visitation, with family present, will be Wednesday, March 18 from 5-7 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.

        Dale was born on October 12, 1952 to Euegene and Lorraine (Anderson) Rice.  He grew up and attended school in Canton.  He earned a degree in Mechanics from Lincoln Trade School in Sioux Falls.

        Dale was a talented, hardworking mechanic who loved to work on, build, and invent things.  He also enjoyed scrapping, reading and anything Chevy.  He will be remembered for his heart of gold.

        He is survived by his son, Steve; brothers, Don (Dawn), Dave (Sharyl), Doug, and Darrell; sisters, Darla and Denise; 9 nieces and nephews; along with numerous extended relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

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  1. Steve, My heart is heavy with sadness for you, hearing of the loss of your Dad. Just know, that memories are the sweet perfume that makes things that are difficult to bear, sweet to remember. You will always have your Dad with you as long as you have those memories. I am certain that Dale was a great father, brother, husband and friend. And, don’t be afriad to cry Steve. There is a sacredness in tears…they are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of immeasurable love. It’s obvious that you loved your Dad and that he loved you, and that love was immeasurable. I’ll be keeping you in my daily prayers and may God give you the strength to get through this difficult time.

  2. I can’t think of Dale without going back in time, my uncle Francis wanted a souped-up motor for his Chevy pickup and he wanted Dale to build it. Dale told him NO, he was sick of building motors. Well after MONTHS of bribery, begging and God knows what; Dale gave in, and from that day on we knew when that pickup came home it would be FAST! What we didn’t know was just few weeks after that pickup came home, the talk of the town would be about some farmer with a Chevy pickup running the quarter mile north of town and beating some young guys who “thought” they had the fastest cars around. Over the years that pickup has been brought up a lot of times and my brother would always say “Dale Rice built that motor”. It don’t get any better than that. Enjoy the memories, they’ll warm your heart.
    My sympathy and prayers go out to all of Dale’s family

  3. Sorry for the loss-will be missed as he touched alot of people.Every time I see a Chev I will smile and think of him.

  4. Denise, Darla, David, Don, Darrell, Doug and all other family. Sorry to hear about Dale. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sorry that we will not be able to make the family viewing.
    Sympathies to you all. Mark and Teresa Anderson

  5. When Dale would come into the Bank, after he was done at the counter, he would always come back to my office and tell me his latest joke. We would “shoot the breeze” for a few minutes, and I always felt a little happier after I had seen him. Please accept my sympathy for your loss. He will be missed by many.

  6. We will miss Dale greatly. Sorry for your loss. I used to work with Dale when he worked for Ron’s Motor and Radiator. Lots of great memories of working with him and hanging out with him. I learned a lot about mechanics from Dale, he always had the time to explain things.

  7. I am so sorry to read this. I always enjoyed visiting with Dale when I happened to meet up with him. We were in the same class at school.
    Sympathy to the family of Dale. He was one of the good guys.

  8. Sorry to hear of the passing of Dale. He spent allot of time helping on our farm when we were younger. Always enjoyed talking to him.

  9. I was so sorry to hear of Dale’s passing. He was a great neighbor & I will always remember him ordering his sandwich, he always said make it light on the weeds. It was my pleasure to serve him at the Garden of Eat’n. God bless your family

  10. My brother and myself grew up with Dale (and David) and ran around with
    him for several years. Generous, great sense of humor, and great mechanic !
    Sorry to hear of his passing.

  11. I’m so sorry to hear the news about Dale. I went to school with Dale. My sympathy goes out to the entire family.