Selma Katherine Rice


Selma Katherine Buckendahl Rice, daughter of Henry and Emma (Ripke) Buckendahl, was born March 14, 1920 in rural Storm Lake, IA. Selma was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church rural Storm Lake. She attended Zion Lutheran Parochial school and graduated from Storm Lake High School in 1939. After graduation she stayed home and helped on the farm. As a youth she was active in softball league and Walther League serving as a delegate to the district convention for six years. Selma married Luther Rice on September 10, 1950 at Zion Lutheran Church rural Storm Lake. Selma and Luther moved to rural Lakefield, MN in 1955 where she was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church Rost Township. They moved into Lakefield in 1973. Selma was a member of the Town & Country Birthday Club for 40 years and golf league for 19 years as well as several card clubs and home extension. She enjoyed flowers, sewing, golf, and spending time with family. Luther passed away on January 14, 2005. Selma continued to live in her home in Lakefield until 2016, when she moved into Doman Rose Assisted Living in Lakefield. She moved to Lakeview Assisted Living in Heron Lake, MN on July 24, 2019, where she passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2019. Selma is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Jerry Ackermann; granddaughters, Becky Streiff (Steve Roach) and Stacy Ackermann; great grandson, Ryder; sister-in-law, Margret Buckendahl, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Waldina and Elmer Mahler and Delia (Dee) and Wilbur Amendt, and brother, Herbert Buckendahl. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at 3:00 p.m., at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church near Lakefield, MN, with Pastor Paul Sajban officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Casket bearers will be Dick Amendt, Trent Schumacher, Kevin Schmid, Zach Schumacher, and Dakota Schmid. Burial will be held in the Lakefield Cemetery. Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

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