Ethel D. Rice was born Aug. 3, 1924, in Mildred Minn., to Robert and Carrie (Eastvold) Rice. She graduated from Backus High School in 1942 and was united in marriage to Galen Adkins in 1947. Their family moved to Cambridge in 1959, where they were members of the United Methodist Church. After Dr. Adkins’ death in 1966, Ethel enjoyed working as a secretary at Cambridge Elementary School until her marriage to Donald Sundberg in 1973. Ethel felt privileged to be embraced by the Sundberg family.
Ethel was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, one sister and five brothers. She is survived by daughters, Allison Adkins (Terry Peterson) of Longville, Naida Reynolds of Duluth, Robin Adkins of Bloomington; stepchildren, Mary (Philip) Dunbar of Cambridge, Loretta Sundberg of Mora, Robert (Rita) Sundberg of Gull Lake, sister, June Satre of Vancouver Wash., sisters-in-law, Pauline Rice of Stillwater, Esther Sundberg of Mesa, Ariz., many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
The family wishes to thank Cambridge Medical Center and The Haven House for their expert and loving care.
A Memorial service will be held Friday, April 20, at 11 a.m. at the Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home with Rev. Diane Nelson officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Gwen Anderson, accompanied by Dorcie Larson will provide the special music. A private interment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to the donors choice. Arrangements are with the Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cambridge.