Ardith Rice, of Fond du Lac, died Saturday, February 7, 2015. She was 93 years old. She was born on January 16, 1922 in Summit Lake, a daughter of John and Mae (Gehrke) Eaton.
Ardith was raised in Summit Lake. She raised her son and daughter in Antigo. In 1963 she married Alden Rice and the couple moved to Fond du Lac where she lived until her death.
She enjoyed being a homemaker and providing for others.
Survivors include a daughter, Patricia (E.J. “Charly”) Tillman of Three Lakes; a daughter-in-law, Diane Burke of Oshkosh; eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Lorraine Walker, Waunakee, Donna Emenecker, Mosinee; two Brothers, Jack (Ramona) Eaton, Gleason, Darrell Eaton, Green Bay; nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband Alden Rice and her former husband Al Burke; a son, Michael Burke; three sisters, Ann McNutt, June Jeske and Juanita King; three brothers, Forrest, Kenneth and Vernon Eaton.
A memorial service will be held on Friday February 20, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at Bradley Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of services at the funeral home. Burial will take place in the spring at Lakeside cemetery in Summit Lake.
The family would like to thank Beverly and Art Austin and Chuck and Joann Keys for being her extended family in Fond du Lac.