Steele Lane Rice

Steele Lane Rice

It is with tremendous sadness and heartache that we announce the passing of Steele Lane Rice, who died April 19, 2021, in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Parents Jeff Rice and Lynette Hulke welcomed Steele into this world on August 21, 1993, in Wasilla, Alaska. Steele was the eldest of four and a brother to many.

Outwardly, Steele had it all: humor, height, handsomeness, rap talent, fantastic wit, an infectious smile, mechanical talents, and a mullet that left others jealous. Inwardly, he was sensitive, caring, loving, and giving, all while dealing with his own struggles that he hid well from his family, friends, and “wolfepack.”

Steele was well loved by so many and has left an impact on his surviving family; father, Jeff Rice; mother. Lynette (Hulke) Krueger; step father .Ray Krueger; grandmothers, Teresa Siry and Faye Hulke; grandfather, Lane Rice; sister, Kristina (Rice) Parlier (Dustin Parlier) and niece, Abigail Parlier; brothers, Stone and Sayer Krueger. He leaves behind aunts, uncles, a plethora of cousins, and a multitude of friends. Steele’s legacy lives on in his only child, Jayce David Rice, and Jayce’s mother, Reace Morrison. The list of family and friends whose lives Steele touched is as high as the mountain ranges and as deep as the Alaskan waters that Steele ventured on. His memory will continue to live on in his family and beloved son, Jayce David Rice, who brought so much joy to Steele.

Steele was preceded in death by his grandfather, Floyd “Butch” Hulke.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made in the name of Jayce David Rice.

A celebration of life will occur Saturday, May 8, at the VFW in Wasilla at 4:00 p.m. and Steele’s final resting place will be shared at a later date by his family and loved ones.

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