Carol M. Bice, Edgerton, WI (1941-2014)
November 12, 1941 -February 14, 2014
Carol Bice, age 72, passed away on Feb. 14, 2014, at her home. Born to the late William and Vera Matts on Nov. 12, 1941, in Verona. Carol cherished her roots growing up on the family farm, loved teaching in both the classroom and the athletic arena, enjoyed a good joke as much as a good read, and hosted many gatherings where friends and family shared the fruits of her gardens and kitchen. Carol was inducted into the Edgerton Area Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998, following many years participating in and then coaching sports. She graduated from UW-La Crosse in Physical Education in 1963 and earned her Masters in 1969. Carol taught P.E. at Edgerton High School from 1963 to 1986, where she met and married the late Richard G. Bice. Their lives revolved around the high school, but they loved retreating to their home and their dogs every day. Following retirement, Carol was an active volunteer at Central Lutheran Church and in the community, including serving on the Edgerton Hospital Capital Foundation Board. In 1998, Carol received the gift of a kidney from her sister, Cathy. She dealt with numerous health challenges in recent years, but faced them head on in her indomitable way.
Survivors include her sisters, Cathy Matts of Madison, and Cherry Jones (Dick) of Brooklyn; a multitude of Matts cousins; Donald (Rose) Bice of Edgerton, Dan (Jan) Bice of Lake Geneva, Ken (Pat) Bice of Verona, Catherine Zurbuchen Matts of Verona, Ronald (Vivian) Zurbuchen of Sun Prairie, Shirley Zurbuchen of Verona, Joan Uren (Douglas) of Verona; grandchildren: Curtis Bice of Madison, Marcy Wright (Bobby) of Madison, Ben (Miranda) of Salt Lake City, Brittany Bice-Urbach (Clint) of Milwaukee, Kevin of Whitewater, Kinsey of State College, PA; and great-grandchildren, Leah Wright and Bridger Bice.
A memorial service will take place Thursday, Feb. 20, at CENTRAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 100 West Rollin, in Edgerton, at 11:30 a.m. Friends may call from 9 am until services begin. Interment is Sat., Feb. 22, at Oak Grove Cemetery in La Crosse. Memorials may be made to Central Lutheran Church or the Douglas T. Miller Transplant Fund, c/o UW Transplant Unit, UW Hospital, 600 Highland Ave., Madison, WI 53792. ALBRECHT FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATION SERVICES, EDGERTON are assisting the family with arrangements.
Albrecht Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Edgerton
1004 S. Main St., 608-884-6010