Of Chelsea, Michigan, age 82, died Sunday, March 24, 2024 at Trinity Health in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He was born July 9, 1941 in Detroit, MI, the son of Harold R. & Mildred M. (Kidel) Rice.

After graduating high school, Kenneth attended the Center for Creative Studies. When he was young, he enjoyed racing cars, and later got involved with various car clubs, including: a Jaguar club, Rolls Royce club, and a Camaro club. Ken later opened a custom cabinet shop in Ann Arbor called “Cabinets by Kenneth”. He worked for GM in Romulus for many years. After his retirement, he traveled extensively his RV. Ken was very active at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chelsea, and also loved the Chelsea Senior Center. He was a quiet, and reserved man, but could also be very humorous.

Ken is survived by his son, Dean (Jessica) Rice of Plymouth; daughter, Justine Myers of Farmington; and his sisters Barb (John) Phillips, Fran Rice.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, April 1, 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chelsea, with the V. Rev. Dr. William J. Canon Turner officiating. The family will received friends from 10:00 - 11:00 at the church. Arrangements were entrusted to Cole Funeral Chapel.

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#4 Ann Geniusz 2024-03-27 17:23
Miss you so much Ken.Now that you're able to get around without a walker and greet your family and friends makes me smile.We shared many memories and will forever charish out times together. Until we meet again in in peace...your forever friend.. Ann
#3 Ann Geniusz 2024-03-27 17:14
My thoughts are on my dear friends passing! I will miss him dearly...but just knowing that hes finally able to get around without a walker and greet his Family and Friends who passed on before him..makes me smile.
Untill we meet again in Heaven ..may you rest in peace.
Friends for ever...Ann
#2 Marcia White 2024-03-26 09:31
Ken was always so upbeat and was a delight to be with. He will be missed at the Chelsea Senior Center. My sympathy to his family.
#1 Janet Evans-Geniusz 2024-03-26 08:09
Dear family and friends,
I'm so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. I was fortunate to meet Ken through my mom, Ann, many years ago. He was such a nice man, and yes, humorous at times as well. He will be missed, but now can rest easy in Heaven.
Prayers, Janet Evans

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