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William "Bill" H. Beskar

William "Bill" H. Beskar

William H. Beskar age 72 of Menomonie, passed away unexpectedly on Monday December 31, 2018 at Oro Valley Hospital in Oro Valley, AZ.

Bill was born July 7, 1946 in Red Wing, MN.  He was the son of Harold and Viola (Milbauer) Beskar.  He graduated from Prescott High School in 1964.  Bill attended and graduated from University of Wisconsin-River Falls.  Bill taught math and chemistry in New Prague, MN for ten years.  Bill married Pauline Wolbert March 24, 1979 in Bloomington, MN.  In 1980 they moved back to the Menomonie area and began dairy farming just east of Menomonie.  In 1986 they sold the dairy farm and moved to the Township of Tainter where they operated Beskar Farms.  Bill started a bean processing business “Bes Bean Co.”  and began crop farming north of Wheeler.  They also operated Badger Grain Supply and was in a partnership with, Beskar Partners.   Bill’s passion besides his wife and family was farming.  He loved what he did, and he did it well.

Bill and Pauline enjoyed wintering in Tucson, AZ area the last few years.  He enjoyed playing cards, especially Euchre and Sheepshead, camping, fishing, being a member of an antique car club and spending time with family and friends.

Bill is survived by his wife, Pauline, his children, Jeffrey (Tina) Yaeger of Rochester, MN, Kristin (Lee Gunderson) Yaeger of Chippewa Falls; grandchildren, Cody, Ryan, Rebecka (Andy Henricks), Jade, Brady; a brother Robert Beskar of Hudson; mother-in-law, Jerane Wolbert of Menomonie, several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, John and James, a sister Carol Pechacek, a sister-in-law, Mary Beskar, two beloved pets, Kipper and Boo.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Monday January 14, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Menomonie with Rev. John Mano officiating.  Burial will be in Halverson Cemetery in Menomonie.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Sunday at Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.


  1. Judith Everson

    So sorry to hear about Bill. He sure was a good farmer, we enjoyed talking with him when we would stop to see him at his farming business.

  2. Josh Rynes


    So sorry for your loss. Bill was an amazing man and will be missed. His passion for farming is something that I will never forget.

  3. Bob Milligan

    Pauline and family, My sincerest condolences to you and your family. Bill was a client of mine who I respected greatly. I also considered him a friend. He was a great man! He will be missed by everyone who knew him. I will be in Chicago at a family event and so will reluctantly miss the calling hours and funeral.

  4. Colin Laberee

    So sorry for your loss Pauline, I always enjoyed talking to Bill at our reunion about farming and Corvettes. I admired all the the accomplishments he made in his lifetime.

  5. Donald and Janis Lyon

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Bill rented our land for many years. He was always so very kind and accommodating. He will be missed.visy

  6. Sally wolfe

    Sorry on your loss of Bill. My husband Ken worked for Bill many years enjoyed working for him. Said he was a hands on man. May he rest in peace.

  7. Karl and Susanne Auleciems

    Susanne, myself and our kids are most sad about Bill's death. Bill allowed us to begin a hunting tradition on the farm and he will always have a special place in our hearts. Pauline you and your family are in our prayers.

    The Auleciems

  8. Ronb and Margaret Melick

    Ron and I are keeping you and the family in our prayers. May he give you comfort at this very hard time.

  9. Linda Crosby

    My deep sympathy to you Pauline and your family.
    I will miss his friendship.

  10. Judith Felts

    My condolences on the loss of Bill. My Prayers for you and your family, Pauline. May God give you peace.

  11. Kristine Q

    Although this is a very tough time for family. No that Bill himseyhad the best day of his life. He woke up at the feet of Jesus. God bless his family. Pauline I’m here if you need (Kristine with the pinto in the cat club here)

  12. Donnie & Deb Dillon

    Our Sincere Condolences To Your Family. Bill was a wonderful & caring man, he will be dearly missed by all.

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