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Brad Rice Obituary

December 27, 201

MAYETTA – Bradley Orville Rice, Patko Shuk, 56, of Mayetta, died Sunday, December 27, 2015.

He was born February 20, 1959 at Holton, the son of Orville and Betty Mahkuk Rice. He was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and the Native American Church.

Brad was a mechanic for the Potawatomi Tribal Road and Bridge Department.

He married Sandra Mitchell. She survives.

Brad was preceded in death by his brother, Kevin Rice.

Other survivors include his parents, Orville and Betty Rice, Mayetta; a son, Hunter Rice, Albuquerque, NM; four step-daughters, Maria Fairman (Jose), Topeka, Nikki Jackson (Robert) and Saga Fairman (Josh), all of the Potawatomi Reservation, and Pam Knoxsah, Horton; one brother, Chris Rice, Nedrow, NY; two sisters, Shirley Rice and Sylvia Johnson, both of Topeka; eleven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Native American services will be Wednesday evening at the Native American Church on the Potawatomi Reservation. Burial will be Thursday morning in the Mahkuk Cemetery. Brad will lie in state until 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton where a visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

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