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Bernadine "Bing" M. Asher

Bernadine "Bing" M. Asher

Bernadine “Bing” M. Asher age 90 of New Richmond, formerly of Elmwood, passed away on Tuesday October 15, 2019 at Deerfield Gables Care Center in New Richmond.

Bing was born May 6, 1929, in the Township of Eau Galle. She was the daughter of Fredrick and Florence (Styer) Hartung and grew up in the Eau Galle community.  Bing graduated from Durand High School in 1947.  After high school, she attended secretarial school in Eau Claire and then worked for a law office in Durand.  Bing married the love of her life, Raymond L. Asher, on May 3, 1949, in Menomonie.  They bought the family dairy farm from Ray’s parents near Elmwood in an area called Farm Hill. Together they farmed for nearly 40 years and raised five children.  After the children were grown, Bing began working at Erickson’s Pharmacy in Durand as a Pharmacy Technician for several years.

Bing enjoyed playing cards, and they belonged to a card club that played Euchre for over 60 years.  Bing was a faithful and active member at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Sacred Altar and Rosary Society.  Bing enjoyed gardening, baking, entertaining, music, dancing, following her children and grandchildren’s sports activities.  However, her favorite sports team was the Green Bay Packers and the Milwaukee Brewers.

Bing is survived by her husband of 70 years, Ray; five children, Patricia (Steve) Werner, Ken (Rita) Asher, Julie (Jerry) Cognetta, Cheryl (Steve) Spicer, Bob (Karina) Asher; 17 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; two brothers, Gerald (Marge) Hartung, Richard (Kris) Hartung; one sister, Joan (John) Lewis; a sister-in-law, Lorraine Hartung, several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Donald Hartung; three sisters, Lorraine Weber, Jean Weber and Elaine Weber.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Friday October 18, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elmwood with Rev. Amir Stanislaus officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until the time of the services at the church on Friday.


  1. Maribeth (Bates) Brunner

    Sorry sorry to read of Bing's passing. She was a wonderful lady. Sending prayers.

  2. Kathi Jensen

    Such a sweet lady. My sympathy to Ray & the Asher family.

  3. Jane (Asher) Poeschel

    Dear family..... I’m so sorry for your loss .
    What a beautiful lady and a life lived well!
    “Aunt Bing” was always an inspiration to me! To this day, when I make and smell buttermilk pancakes frying my brain gets flooded by memories of Bing’s farm breakfasts and all the summers spent on the farm....times still treasured of nearly 50 years ago. I’m sorry I couldn ‘t make the services and see everyone but know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace dear sweet Bing????♥️

  4. Dave and Tammy Pellett

    Our thoughts are with you on this sad day. We are out of state today and unable to attend services but wanted Ray and family to know how much we enjoyed our visits with Bing.

  5. John & Cindy (Lecheler) Keller

    Our deepest sympathy to Ray and family. So many memories growing up with our farms so close. Bing was such a wonderful person and good friend to my parents, Albert and Joan.

  6. Kathy Hutter-Messier

    So sorry to hear of Bing's passing. She was an awesome person! I had the pleasure of working with her at Ericksons Pharmacy and also attended several gatherings at her home. Such a beatiful lady inside and out. My condolences to the family

  7. Kelly Woodford/Mary Roycraft

    So sorry for the passing of Bing. Our heart goes out to Ray and family. I remember a happy smiling person. Visited their home once, bringing Jean and George for Christmas,and was so warm and inviting. Prayers.

  8. Kathy & Bob Geraets

    Our condolences to Ray and all extended Asher families Kathy & Bob

  9. Jayne & Jerry Holt

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Asher family.

  10. Laverne and John Werner

    Our deep condolences to the Asher family.

  11. thomas biles

    sorry to hear of bing's passing..prayers to the family

  12. Jodell & John Marson

    Our deepest sympathy to the Asher family. Thinking of you and wishing you the peace that comes from knowing the memory of the one you loved will shine forever.

  13. Marianne & Jim Hedin

    Julie, we are so sorry for your loss. I know age doesn't matter when it is your mom. We are thinking of you and praying for you and your family during this difficult time. All our love

  14. Suzi Crownhart

    My sympathy to the Asher Family. Bing was a wonderful lady.

  15. Pam Reitz

    Love and hugs to all of Bings family. She was a wonderful lady. She was my next door neighbor and I grew up with her kids. I spent many happy hours up at the farm. The neighborhood hasnt been the same since they moved. God has a very special place for her in Heaven!
    Pam Reitz

  16. Sue and Dan Ducklow

    Heartfelt sympathy to Ray and the entire Asher family.

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