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Merlin J. Rice
1932 - 2021
Merlin Rice

Merlin J. Rice, 89, of Platteville, passed away peacefully at Edenbrook of Platteville on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, with Agrace Hospice assisting after a brief stay.

Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30 at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville, where there will will be Chapel Military Rites by American Legion Post #42 and VFW Post #5274 and Fireman’s Memorial Roll Call. Rev. Rafael Cubilette will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Platteville, at a later date. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Merlin J. Rice Memorial Fund. Online condolences can be made at

A complete obituary is in the September 29, 2021 issue of The Platteville Journal.