Shirley A. Rice

Shirley A. Rice (nee Esler) passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at the age of 89.

She was married to the late Edward F. Rice for 60 years.

She was the mother of Richard (Mary), Paul (Susan), John, David (Sharon) and Robin (Robert) Sweda; grandmother of four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and loving companion to her golden retriever Charlie. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward F. Rice; her mother, Grethal E. Esler; and her brothers Donald C. (Dot) Esler, Charles W. Esler and Jerry (June) Esler.

Visitation will be held from 11 AM until the time of the funeral service at 1 PM on Saturday, December 20, at the Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral Home, 121 S. Cross St., Oconomowoc. Burial to follow at La Belle Cemetery.

Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm- Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 262-567-4459 or visit online at