Wood River park supervisor Otto Rice dies suddenly

Sep 19, 2008 Full story: Alton Telegraph 8

Otto Rice, the superintendent of the city's Park and Recreation Department, has died.

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#1 Sep 23, 2008
I am so sad to hear about Otto, he has always been nothing but kind when I have encountered him.. he will be missed by MANY people.
May his soul rest in peace.

Saint Peters, MO

#2 Oct 1, 2008
I could not have said it better.
You always hear, "He's a great man", "He's was so kind", "He was a good soul", "The nicest man I ever knew"....when someone dies and you just mark it down to being nice and speaking good of the dead. Well...that WAS the case with Otto...he was one of a kind. I think they need a statue of him in Central Park, right in front of the Roundhouse.
Paul Light

Saint Louis, MO

#3 Oct 7, 2008
I got to know Otto when we had the LightHouse ....he would sub in at the door for Dave whenever we needed help. He was a very nice guy who would give you the shirt off his back.

Argyle, TX

#4 Oct 21, 2008
when did this happen?
Friend of Otto

Saint Peters, MO

#5 Oct 27, 2008
On a very sad day:

September 18th, 2008.

Oden Rice

Collinsville, IL

#6 Apr 27, 2009
Otto passed in Sept 08. He had a heart attack.

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you.
alex dorman

Edwardsville, IL

#7 Jul 14, 2009
Otto was a great guy,he was really the nicest guy i have ever met.My uncle knew him from working for the city of wood river,my uncle was shocked when i told him the news,and my uncle told me the same thing,Otto was the coolest,funny,and nicest guys he has ever met.

also the round house has bracelets for sale in memory of Otto.

May Otto rest in peace.

Edwardsville, IL

#8 Apr 5, 2010
He was the most caring guy in the world. He was family, a bestfriend, a all around good guy. Too many people loved him for him to really die. He lives on i still hear his name and want to cry over a year after it happened. I had a job from him the day after he died, my friends told me at school but i would not believe them until we had announcments and i found out he really did. I loved the man like a dad and hope he rest in peace.

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