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Beverly M Risler

Beverly M Risler

Beverly M. Risler, age 79 of Elmwood, died Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Advent Health Hospital in Durand with her family at her side celebrating her life.

Bev was born on October 1, 1939 at home in the Town of Lima, rural Durand. She was the daughter of Henry and Barbara (Bauer) Bauer. Bev grew up in the Lima area and graduated from Sacred Heart High School. After high school, Bev took a job at Clara’s Café in Durand. She married Roger Taylor on October 21, 1961. Together they had three children, Todd, Tim and Rhonda. Roger died a in car accident in 1963. On October 10, 1964, Bev married Thomas “TR” Risler, the love of her life, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Durand. Together they had two children; Tammy and Randy. After marriage they lived and raised their family in the Town of Eau Galle. Bev was well known for her potato salad, bartending in Eau Galle, catering weddings and spent 40 years working the Jack Harmon Chicken Dinners.

Bev enjoyed playing cards, putting together puzzles, crosswords and word finds. Most of all, Bev loved to spend time with family and friends.

Bev is survived by her husband of 54 years, Tom, her children; Todd (Rayma) of Joplin, MO, Tim (Jaclynn) of Elk Mound, Rhonda (John Schneider) of Menomonie, Tammy (Duane “Dewey”) Sinz of Durand and Randy (Tanya) of Colfax, 13 grandchildren; Ryan (Stacey), Kevin, Landan, Jaden, Emma, Justin (Alena), Tucker, Katelynn, Derek (Katie), Jessica (Brandon), Jordan, Kali and Taylor, seven great grandchildren, one sister-in-law; Kathryn “Kay” Bauer of Menomonie, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband; Roger Taylor, one sister; Sally Happe and two brothers; Norbert (Lorraine) Bauer and Darrell “Foozy” Bauer. 

Memorial Mass will be 11:00AM Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at St. Henry Catholic Church in Eau Galle with Rev. Joseph Okine-Quartey officiating. Burial will in the church cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 10:00AM until the time of services at the church on Tuesday.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Gary & Judy Anderson(Brenner)

    We are both very sorry for your loss. Bev was a good lady.

  2. Donna Karshbaum

    So Sorry for your Loss of a Great Women, We will Keep you in our Prayers,God Bless !cxme

  3. Kristine Polzer

    Bev was such a wonderful lady who will be missed by many. Sending sincere sympathy to her family.

    Dave and Kris Polzer

  4. Dennis and Karen Ring (Brenner)

    My deepest sympathies to you and everyone in the family.

  5. Patrick Baier

    Sorry to hear of your loss. We will always remember Bev and will keep her and your family in our prayers.

    Pat and Ruth

  6. Dan and Jan Schuler

    So sorry for your loss. M

  7. Dan and Pam Distler

    Sorry for your loss. Your entire family is in our prayers.

  8. Dick & Jan Bates

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Bev will be remembered in our prayers.

    Dick & Jan

  9. Paula

    To the family of Bev rissler. So sorry for your loss my prayers are with you all

  10. Tim and Kristy Weber

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. Janet Bauer Simpson

    I remember many times going out to the farm where she was raised and playing with her when we were kids. Also would see her occasionally when we got back to Durand. Remember one day going to see her and she was busy making that famous potato salad. May she rest in peace.


    Bev was not only a cousin but a really good friend. I will miss knowing she was there whenever I could get home to WI. My sincerest condolences to all the family.

  13. John and Judy Parr

    Sorry for your loss. Hugs to all

  14. JI'll (Bundy) Anderson

    So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to all the family.

  15. Marcia Cox

    I am so sorry for your loss.I will always remember Bev and how kind & happy she always was...she loved to be busy...

  16. Diane Mack

    So sorry and deep sympathies to all the families! Bev was such a sweetheart, and so loved by many.

  17. Donna and Richard Karshbaum

    Bev was a Great and Wonderful Person, Sending HUGS and PRAYERS to the Whole Family, God Bless!

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