We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Gibson Family Funeral Homes - Palmyra
Clayton A. “Arnold” Rice, 92 of Morris, IL, passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Park Pointe Healthcare Center in Morris, IL.
Arnold was born March 6, 1930, in Walworth County, WI, the son of Kenneth and Elise (Klix) Rice. He grew up in the Little Prairie area and was a 1948 graduate of Whitewater High School. Shortly after graduating, Arnold joined the U.S Army and proudly served his country for several years. Later in his life, he worked as a farmer cultivating crops and he enjoyed working the land. Arnold had a gift for mechanic work and was able to maintain his own equipment on the farm and attend diesel mechanic school. A man of few words, Arnold had a kind and gentle personality but was also known for his nice sense of humor even in his later days. He had a sweet tooth and loved mealtime, where he always started with dessert. Arnold attended Morris Presbyterian Church when he was able. He will be missed by all those who knew him.
Arnold is survived by: his sister Mary Ann Kostal of Morris, IL; nephews Jason (Cristyn) Kostal of Ransom, IL, Lee (Melissa) Kostal of Grand Rapids, MN, and Keith Kostal of Kankakee, IL; Great-nieces and nephews Kenneth, Alex, and Morgan Kostal.
Arnold is preceded in death by his parents, nephew Scott Kostal, and brother-in-law Paul Kostal.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00AM on Friday, June 24, 2022 at Little Prairie Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Bruce A. Jones of Morris Presbyterian Church presiding.