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“Dear Brent Family and Friends, Hello, we are from the Suicide Prevention/Awareness Organization here in our area. We are hoping to start our...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Carole Waitrovich/Tina Tappy SUcide Prevention COmmittee - MI

“Heidi & Jake and Family, Please know that you are all in our thoughts & prayers. May you find the strength that you need, to help get you through...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Lori & Dan McVannel, & Family - WI

“Tim, Heidi, Jake, Eric, and family, We are so sorry for your loss of Brent. We just found out tonight and we want to send our deepest sympathy to...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Milan and Darlene Kvaca - Pembine, WI

“My family is keeping you in our thought and prayers and hoping you the best with getting through this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss. ”
4 of 19 | Posted by: Susie Rice

“Heidi, Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Lisa ”
5 of 19 | Posted by: Lisa Witynski - Florence, WI

“Dear Heidi, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Ann ”
6 of 19 | Posted by: Ann Berard - Hayward, WI

“My deepest condolences to the families and to the friends. I'm so sorry. ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: Michael Kuspa - Plymouth

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sadness. Brent's life was far too short but we hope you can celebrate the blessing and joy...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: patti effertz - pewaukee, WI

“So sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Connie & Keith Davis ”
9 of 19 | Posted by: Connie Davis

“Sorry for your loss! Praying for the Rice family. ”
10 of 19 | Posted by: Tia Kelly - Friend

“Heidi, Mike told me about your son. I am so, so unbelievably sad for you and your family. As a parent, mother, I cannot imagine the pain you are...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Elaine Dietrich - Parma Heights, OH

“Heidi, there are no words that I can write that will take the hurt away, but just know that my heart goes out to you. With love and care. ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: Linda Gerlach - Hayward, WI

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all! ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Stephanie Alongo

“May God be with you throughout this difficult time. Very sorry for your family's loss. ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: Jeanette Parent - Iron Mountain, MI

“This is to my darling Brent. I will miss you will all of my heart. You were my first born child. You taught me how to be a parent. You taught me...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Heidi - Iron Mountain - Mom

“Brent was a very good young man. God Bless all of you. ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: John Bomberg - Co worker

“Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your lossour thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: Sabrina & Kevin Leffler - WI

“May peace and comfort be with you and the entire Rice family during this time. ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: The Jones Family - St John

“Condolences to the entire Rice family from both Jan and Len Raskin. Please know our prayers are with you and we share your loss. Len and Jan ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Len Raskin - Marquette, MI

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Brent R. Rice, 19, of Iron Mountain, died Tues. Aug. 27, 2013. He was born on Feb. 23, 1994 in Iron Mountain. Brent attended Florence Schools and worked at Grede Foundry.

Brent was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and four wheeling. He also enjoyed spending time with Lucas and Bradley. Brent will always be remembered for his beautiful smile.

He is survived by his mother Heidi Hanus of Iron Mountain and Timothy Rice of Homestead, brothers Jake Rice of Homestead, Eric (Heather) Rice of Negaunee, and Billy Rice of Nebraska, sister Danielle (Chris) Kuenzer of Iron Mountain, grandmother Alice Rice of Ishpeming, Uncles Terry Rice (fiancee Terri) of Bay City, Todd Rice of Negaunee, and Doug (Cindy) Hanus of Hayward, WI, nieces Desiree Bottesi and Valerie Barribeau, and many great aunts, great uncles, and cousins.

Brent was preceded in death by his grandparents Robert and Lorrie Hanus and Bill Rice.

Visitation will be Fri. from 4-6pm at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 6pm at the funeral home. Brent's great uncle Bill Herzog will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established.

Condolences may be expressed to the family of Brent R. Rice online at

The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home with the arrangements.