Regena M Rice
July 27, 1931 - November 26, 2021

Regena M Rice

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Regena M. Rice, age 90
died in her home in Lyons, NE
on Friday, November 26, 2021

Regena was born July 27, 1931 on the family farm just outside of Nickerson, NE. She grew up there, the daughter of Henry and Grace (Wolcott) Thiele. She attended school in Nickerson, later graduating from Hooper High School.

She was married to Herman J. Addink, they had lived in Sioux Center, Iowa and Wakefield, NE. where she operated a dry cleaning business. They later divorced. Following her marriage to Mack Rice, they lived in Prague, NE. and in Fremont. After Mack died, Regena move in to Gifford Tower in Fremont. Later, she moved to Hooper, then Uehling, and later to Lyons.

Regena was preceded in death by her husband Mack, a son John, and 3 sisters. She is survived by 2 sons, Gary Addink of Lyons and Rick Addink of Winslow, several grand and great grandchildren, and a brother Cliff Thiele of Texas.

There will be a Memorial Service at Ludvigsen's Hooper Funeral Chapel in Hooper at 10:30 AM on Friday, December 3, 2021. Visitation with the family will be an hour before the service.

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Friday, December 3, 2021
Ludvigsen's Hooper Funeral Chapel
108 East Elk Street
Hooper, NE  68031
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  1. Marjorie Schutt & John and Linda Younce
    We want all of the family to know that you are all in our prayers. We have such deep and wonderful memories of Genie. She was Mom's favorite sister-in-law and they shared a special bond. Even while these times and Moms age prevent us from being there with you, you will be in our thoughts today.
  2. Rick Goebel
    So sorry for your loss. My prayers & thoughts go out to the family & friends. May God guide you through this time of grieving. God bless you all.

  3. Mark & Lisa (Tracy) Stork
    Gary, we are so sorry to hear this!!!
    Your Mom was a wonderful lady!!
    We would come to the service if we could. Thinking of you & sending love & prayers!!!

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