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Richard Bice Ventrucci
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Obituary for Richard Bice Ventrucci

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Resurrection Catholic Church, Eveleth. Celebrant will be Fr. Frank Perkovich. Visitation will be one hour before at the church. Interment will be in Eveleth Cemetery.

Richard Bice Ventrucci, 88, of Eveleth, died peacefully Sunday, February 5, 2017.

He passed away at his residence at White Pine Senior Living in Mendota Heights, Minn. He was born on February 28, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois to Mario A. and Alicia (Bice) Ventrucci. Bice graduated from Eveleth High School, class of 1946 and was proud to be a member of the 1945 Eveleth Hockey Team that won the 1st State High School Hockey Tournament. He went on to graduate from Eveleth Junior College and received his degree in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota Duluth. He was a United States Army and Air Force Veteran. Bice was united in marriage to Myrna Jean Murphy on November 3, 1951. Bice was a vice president of First National Bank of Gilbert and was a member of Resurrection Catholic Church and Frank A. Mancina Council #2583 Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed his home and spending time with his family.

He is survived by son, Kevin (Jeralyn) Ventrucci; three granddaughters, Carmen (Drew) Peterson, Cheri (Alex Blaha) Ventrucci and Susan (Brett) Richards; six great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, along with other beloved family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrna and brother, Thomas.

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Mass of Christian Burial




11:00 AM
Resurrection Catholic Church

301 Adams Avenue
Eveleth, MN

Cemetery Details


Eveleth Cemetery

Park Ave/County Road 142 near Hat Trick Ave.
Eveleth, MN


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