|Capt. Frederick Donald Stice USMC, Ret. 90, of Galesburg died at 6:14 p.m. Wednesday February 16, 2011 in Seminary Manor.
He was born January 10, 1921 in Rio, Ill. the son Benjamin F. and Minnie May Cope Stice. He married Rosalee Nelson on July 23, 1941 in Beaufort, S.C. She survives.
Frederick served in the US Marine Corps for 23 years retiring as Captain. While serving during WWII he was stationed on the USS Springfield for 2 years. He retired from the Marine Corps in 1963. He received two letters of appreciation from General Officers, PUC, GCM W/2*, Amer DEF, Amer T, Asiatic Pacific W/3*, China Services, NAV Occupation, Philippine Liberation, WWII Victory, KSM and UNSM. After retiring from the Marine Corps, he was a golf professional and golf course superintendent at Countryside Golf Club in Mundelein for 17 years and two years as Club Manager at the Del Rio Country Cub in Brawley, Calif. He graduated from Corpus Christi High School in 1939 and had attended Knox College and Western Illinois Teachers College. He was a member of the US Blue Jackets, CL 66, a charter member of the #172 Marine Corps Mustang AGS, he also was a lifetime member of the Marine Corps Association, TROA, the Brawley American Legion Post, the Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post 285 and the Brawley Elks Lodge. Frederick was a member of the Professional Golf Association of America, Quarter Century Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.
Graveside services are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Saturday, February 19, 2011 at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Galesburg with Military Rites by Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post 285. Mrs. Eleanor Landon will officiate. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the Spoon River Young Marines. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.