Brian Jacob Stice, 30, of Keokuk, died Saturday, March 26, 2011, in an industrial accident at Pinnacle Foods in rural Ft. Madison, Iowa.
Brian was born August 30, 1980, in Carthage, Illinois, the son of David and Lauren Luebke Stice. He lived most of his life in the Keokuk area. He was employed by Pinnacle Foods for the last four years. He enjoyed fishing, working with his hands, and living life to the fullest. He was a very talented artist and writer. He loved his children and enjoyed horseplay with them.
Brian is survived by his father and stepmother, David and Cimberly Stice of Keokuk; mother and stepfather, Lauren and Jason Roth of Osage Beach, Missouri; his fiancÃ© Karee Robinson of Keokuk; three children, Cole Stice, Jorja and Tyona Robinson; a brother, David Stice and his wife, Amanda, of Des Moines, Iowa; maternal grandparents, Bill and Carol Luebke of Hamilton, Illinois; paternal step grandmother, Donna Coffield of Keokuk; two stepbrothers, Brent Roth of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, and Jason Chad Roth of Bogota, Columbia; stepsister, Noelle Roth of New York; many aunts, uncles and cousins; fiancÃ©' parents, Darrell and Merri Wells of Keokuk, Iowa; and three special friends, Brad Bowden, Trever Billings and Jon Mead.
He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, John and Evelyn Stice, and paternal step grandfather, John Coffield.
A Celebration of his Life will be at 11:00 AM Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at DeJong-Greaves Celebration of Life Center on Blondeau Street with Pastor Jared Massey officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Keokuk.
Visitation will be Tuesday after 1:00 PM at DeJong-Greaves Celebration of Life Center on Blondeau with family meeting friends from 6:00 to 8:00.
Memorials are suggested for the education of his children.
Bro's in life and death. Love and miss ya
I don't know Brian, or I don't really remember him, but I remember Karee, and I can only say that I am truly sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts to the entire family and may God bring peace to your hearts during this tragic time.
I will miss brian very much he was like a son to me. he was a great father to my grandchildren.He loved, and took great care of my daughter. I will always be grateful to him for the happiness that he put in to their lives. GOD BLESS YOU !!
Thank-you all for your beautiful words of encouragement, thoughts and prayers. You have all been a blessing to us at this tragic time. We have been amazed at the love and support shown to our family. In Christ's Love, Laurie and Jason Roth (Brian's Mom and Stepdad)
Dave, Laurie and family, My deepest thoughts and sympathy reach out to you. May you somehow find peace and comfort in the days ahead. My prayers go out to you and your family at this difficult time and days to come.
Laurie and David,
We are so sorry to hear about Brian. We can only hope that you will be able to get through your greif as soon as possible and that you will be able to substitute it little by little with fond memories. Again, we know your hearts are aching and please know that our prayers and condolences are with you and your families. Peace, Steve and Vicki Varner.
Cim & family,
From all your friends in Room 428 at school, our hearts go out to you in deepest sympathy.
I hope that this family can look to the lord and feel relief knowing that this young man will be taken care of. God be with you all in this terrible time. I hope that you all find peace.
I am so sorry about what happened to Brian. I didn't know him but I knew his fiance Karee she's a dear friend and has been for a long time. I hope that the family will look to god and rest assure that Brian will be forever taken care of and he will be watching from above. God Bless this family.
So so sorry to hear about this tragedy. My dad works at the same plant and I know by talking with him that while he didn't know Brian that well, he still is sad to hear about this happening to a fellow coworker. It is sad when I hear about this and to hear about the little children it involves. May God be with your family in this time of need.
My heart goes out to all his loved ones, his beautiful Mother, who I hope has lots of arms around her, right at this minute, and who I would hold and give all the comfort to in the world, were I there. This is terrible news for all who loved him. Just hold onto his light.
To the Stice family, My heart goes out to you in your time of loss, please know my thoughts and prayers are for you and your family.
Please know that my thoughts are prayers are sent to my dear friend Laurie, the Luebke and Stice family. I am sorry for the loss of Brian and the overwhelming grief all of you are experiencing.
"The sun shall rise again with healing on its wings" Malachi 3:2
Karee, Dave, Cim and family. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
My prayers are with you all .
From the staff at River Hills Villiage we are very sorry for loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
To Brians Family... know that your son,daddy,brother,uncle,fiance,cousin,in-law,friend, was loved and will truly be missed by his coworkers. He was one hell of a kid.
David, Laurie, and David Jr.
I was very heart sick to hear of the loss of Brian. I remember the boys from church when they were little. Our prayers and thoughts are with you in this time. Please know that God is there for you and so are we.
Laurie and David and family: I'm so very sorry to hear about this tragedy. Please know that I am thinking of you and lifting you up in prayer that you will find peace and strength. With very much love, Laurie (Swisegood) Wery
Our condolences go out to the family.
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Brain was the most laid back person I've ever met.He was a great guy and co-worker!
My heart goes out to Brian's family and all his friends.
Karee, David and family, please accept my condolences for your loss. I pray God bring peace and comfort to you all during this difficult time. May you look to him for strength in next days,months and years to come. Brian will deeply missed. God Bless each one of you.
Oh my gosh, what a terrible accident. What does one say about such a thing except for "we are so very sorry about your loss". Things like this are not supposed to happen. We pray that Brian's children and other half can get through and move forward in time. Just know that one day you will all be together again. God Bless, Kathy McMurrin and daughter Sara Stice (Matt's daughter)
I remember when Brian first came to middle school he was a very polite and nice guy. I wasnt very close to him but he had so much of his life left. Our heart goes out to Karee, the kids and Brians family. We are so sorry for your loss.
Laurie and Family, We are so sorry about the loss of your son. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
My heart is broken for the loss of Brian. My prayer is that his family and friends feel the presence of God during this time.
My special memories of Brian are from when we were young. We often went to visit my grandparents. All of us cousins would get together and hang out. One thing that sticks out in particular is when we would get mad at each other. My grandparents had a staircase, and whenever Brian was mad, he would go to the top corner of the staircase to be by himself. We would feel bad, and start doing things to get him to laugh. It always worked. I remember a lot of times of going to children's church with him, David, and his parents. It was a lot of fun.
We are so sorry for your loss. We cannot even begin to imagine your sorrow. Just know, Laurie, that you and your family are in our prayers. Though it has been so many years, you and your family have never been forgotten.
Dave, Cim & Family, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Will keep you in our prayers.
Jan & Jim Phillips
Sally & I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. I will pray to give you strength to get through this difficult time. You will always be one of the best friends I have ever known.
The staff from Room 230 would like to offer our condolences to Cim and her family in this time off loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Cim & David - I am so sorry for your loss! You will be in my prayers!
Please accept my sincerest condolonces for the loss of Brian. May the love of family and friends and warm memories of Brian surround you during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Wishing you God's peace.
Please accept my sincere condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
So sorry to hear of your tragic loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
My heart goes out to the all of the family, friends and co-workers that was a part of Brian's life. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless
David and Cim: So sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Dave, Cim and family, We are so sorry to hear about Brian. May God be with you all at this time of sorrow.
So sorry for my cousin Karee and the kids and to the family members of Brian! He will be missed!
I worked with Brian at Pinnacle and he was just a great guy. He never had too much to say, but he was always willing to lend a hand wherever needed. I'm going to miss that 'cat-that-ate-the-canary' grin of his! He will be missed by the entire Pinnacle "family".
His family has my deepest condolences.
David and Cimmie, I am very sorry for you're loss. It sounds like Brian was alot like you David. A good man. My prayers and thoughts are with you and Cimmie and the entire family and friends
David,I don't know if you remember me or not,but we are 2nd or 3rd cousins.My dad and your dad were 1st cousins,I ran around with Tim when we were teenagers.I just wanted to express my condolences to you for the loss of your son.We lost our son 10 years ago and know the pain you are going through.If you ever feel the need to talk to someone who has been through what you are going through,don't hesitate to call on me.
Mike & Pam Byrne
i went to school with Brian at WACO high school in wayland ia, i alway remember riding around with Brian and Danny after school we always drovethe alleys cuz Danny only has a school permit. riding 4 wheelers with him. Shawn Reimers
Karee,we were shocked to here about Brians passing.While we didn't know him personaly,we've heard a lot about him and understand that he was a good man who loved you and the kids very much.Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss.If you need anything don't hesitate to call on us.
Mike & Pam
I remember when Brian joined my class back in middle school. He was always a quiet guy and polite. I wasn't very close with him, but I know Karee and feel so sorry for her. Brian didn't deserve this and it wasn't his time to go. May he rest in peace and may his family find the strength they need right now.
I had the pleasure of knowing Brian from my years at Pinnacle Foods. The first time I was around him it was obvious he was a very hard worker! Brian was very reserved, it took me a few months to get to know him but it was well worth the effort! I will always remember running the Treet fillers going crazy with all the quirks and looking down at Brian on inspection just to get his crooked smile looking back at me. When I lost my job in 2009 and moved 1000 miles away I actually thought of him and wished him well. Tonight when I heard the news of this horrible loss I was literally sick to my stomach. Brian was one of the most laid back,genuine people i have ever met. I wish my words and thoughts to be comfort to his family though I know they will not. Nevertheless I pray his family will find peace in this tragedy.
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