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ARCHIVED: Public is Invited to Retirement Celebration for Tim Rice

Sep. 19, 2022: The public is invited to a retirement celebration for Tim Rice, president and CEO of Lakewood Health System. The three-hour social event will take place on Sunday, October 2nd, 2022 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Timbers Event Center (1220 2nd Ave. NE, Staples).

Desserts will be served throughout the event and there will be a program at 2 p.m. No RSVPs are required, and all are welcome to attend.

Rice is retiring from Lakewood after over 42 years of service. He started as Lakewood’s hospital administrator in 1980, after moving to the Staples area from Olivia, MN. Rice is a graduate of Minneapolis Business School and earned his Bachelors and Master of Arts degrees from The College of St. Scholastica. He is very active in the Staples community, taking part in several different committees and organizations, including the Staples Area Men’s Chorus, LEAP, and Staples EDA.

Rice and his wife, Lynn, reside in the Motley area. They have five adult children and eight grandchildren. In his free time, Rice enjoys traveling, going to movies, golfing, and spending time with family and friends.