Brent Rice

IRON MOUNTAIN – Brent R. Rice, 19, of Iron Mountain, died Tuesday, 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 his father, Timothy Rice of Homestead, Wis.; 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 (fianc Terri) of Bay City, Todd Rice of Negaunee, and Doug (Cindy) Hanus of Hayward, Wis.; 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 Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow Friday at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Brent’s great-uncle Bill Herzog will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial willl 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.