Carol Ann Rice, daughter of Ralph H. and Marian H. (Schulz) Riediger was born February 25, 1957 at Le Mars, Iowa. She spent her youth in the Le Mars area where she attended school, graduating from Remsen-Union High School in 1975. She then furthered her education at the University of Iowa at Iowa City, Iowa, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing in 1979.
On August 17, 1979, Carol was united in marriage to Neal V. Rice at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hinton, Iowa. Following their marriage, they made their home in Melvin, Iowa, and were blessed with two beautiful children, Lisa and Rod.
Carol worked as a nurse at various health facilities over the years, including Village Northwest Unlimited at Sheldon, Iowa, Baum-Harmon Memorial Hospital in Primghar, Iowa, Country View Manor and Osceola Community Health Services both out of Sibley, Iowa. Her kind and caring demeanor was appreciated by those she came in contact with; not only by her patients, but their family members as well.
She was an active member of the American Lutheran Church in Melvin, where she participated in the Rachel Circle, had served on the Church Council, and willingly volunteered in other capacities wherever she could help.
In her free time, Carol enjoyed traveling; seeing new places and meeting new people. She also loved to be outdoors, taking in the simple beauty nature had to offer - whether holding a fishing pole or tending to her flower beds. Her immediate and extended family were always very important to her, as she was to them. Yet the time she treasured most was that spent with her two grandchildren.
Carol passed from this life on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at the age of 61. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Marian Riediger; and her son, Rod at age 18.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Lisa (Rice) Koerselman and her husband, Kevin of Sanborn, Iowa; two grandchildren: Kaiden Koerselman and Karter Koerselman also of Sanborn; two sisters: Gloria Schrooten and her husband, Richard of Le Mars, Iowa, and Janet Kain and her husband, Chris of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; many nieces, nephews, aunts, and cousins; her special friend, Keith Van Meeteren of Ames, Iowa; and the many friends who made her life complete.