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William M "Bill" Weisenbeck

William M "Bill" Weisenbeck

William M. “Bill” Weisenbeck, age 72 of Nelson, died Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at his home in Nelson with his family by his side.

Bill was born on August 8, 1950 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Wabasha, MN. He was the son of William E. and Margaret (Weiss) Weisenbeck. Bill grew up on the family farm in Urne and graduated from Durand High School. Bill farmed with his family all of his life. He especially enjoyed farming with his three sons. Bill married Linda Sabelko on August 25, 1973 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima. After marriage, they continued farming and raised their family.

Bill enjoyed going for rides in his Corvettes over the years. He also liked to collect toy farm equipment and do odd jobs with all of his utility tractors. Together Bill and Linda enjoyed traveling the country with friends. Bill loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren which he shared a special bond with.

Bill is survived by his wife of 49 years, Linda; four children, Jason; Paul (Jodi); William J. “Billy” (Bridget); all of Durand and Tessa (Eric) Unser of Mondovi; ten grandchildren, Owen; Cole; Karlie; Bailey; Hallie; Billy; Reece; Grant; Beck and Eva; family member, Paula Weisenbeck of Durand; siblings, Mary Helmueller of Wabasha, MN; Sharon (Pete) Malin of Kentucky; Monica (Doug) Stuart of Oklahoma and Michael (Kathy) of Chippewa Falls; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Ed Helmueller.

Memorial Mass will be 11:00AM Saturday, September 3, 2022 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Durand. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00PM-8:00PM Friday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.

Memorials are preferred in Bill’s name to St. Mary’s Assumption School or St. Jude’s Hospital.

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


  1. Patti Blount

    I'm sorry to hear about the passing of Bill. Sympathy to the family especially Linda and her children during this difficult time.

  2. Keith and Donna Jones

    Linda and family, You all have our prayers and deep sympathy in the passing of Bill....may your Faith and memories be sources of comfort in the days ahead.

  3. Judy and John parr

    A ver good person sorry for your loss hugs and prayers for all

  4. Diana and Dan Bauer

    Our sincere sympathy to Linda and family.

  5. Audrey Bussow

    My sincere condolences to Linda and Family. May the memories sustain you as you grieve this great loss.

  6. Alice Auth

    My heartfelt sympathy to all. Thanks to Bill for allowing Neil and sons to accompany the journey of building Burnside Acres-his great legacy. ????

  7. Paul, Amanda, Devin and Clare Glaus

    Bill, Bridget, Billy, Reece and Grant and the whole Weisenbeck Family. We are so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. We pray that the memories you have we give you comfort and peace during this most difficult time. Keeping you in our prayers.

  8. Barb Gibson

    My Sympathy to Linda and family.

  9. Greg & Roxie Glaus

    Our deepest sympathy to Linda and family. We will pray for strength, comfort and peace for all of you.

  10. jeff kopp and the crew at Tractor Central Mondovi

    We will all miss Bill. Always enjoyed Him when he came in and a great guy to work with. Our prayers go out to your family.

  11. Roger and Mary Poeschel

    Offering our condolences and prayers during this difficult time of loss to Linda and family

  12. Rodney & Pamela Weiss

    We are so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Our prayers go out to you and your family, Linda.

    Rod & Pam

  13. Jeff and Jenny Tulip

    Jeff and I are thinking and praying for your family during this difficult time. Bill will be truly missed - wonderful man. So sorry for your loss.

  14. Rita Gruber

    Linda and family. Linda my sympathy to you especially as I know the emptiness that you are feeling in your heart and life. So sorry. Rita

  15. Jerome&Sharon Klevgard

    Weisenbeck family,
    Sorry for your loss, sympathies to all.
    Jerome&Sharon Klevgard

  16. June Baker

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you Linda and your family.

  17. Tim and Julie Milliren

    Deepest sympathy to the entire Weisenbeck family. So very sorry for your loss.

  18. Michelle Norgan

    My sincere condolences for your loss. May the love of family and friends sustain you at this time of grief.

  19. Tim Carlisle

    So sorry to hear about Bill, prayers and hugs to all

  20. Nick and Sue Sperger

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  21. Maralyn Anderson

    Thoughts and prayers are with you, Linda, and family, during this difficult time. Love to you all.

  22. Marlene Weisenbeck FSPA

    Sympathy and prayers as you mourn and celebrate Bill’s life. May he meet his Creator in the most kind and joyous way, having fulfilled his life’s purpose in full generosity. Blessings and peace to all!

  23. Marcia Cox

    Our deepest sympathy to Linda and family. May your memories & love give you strength in the days aheapmykzsy

  24. Deb Curtis

    So very sorry! Never enough time with our loved ones! The Curtis Family.

  25. Pat Petrie / Kurth

    My condolences go out to you all as you are probably already recalling all the awesome memories. God bless all of you!

  26. LuAnn Hayden

    I am so sorry for your loss. May the awesome memories you have carry you through this difficult time.

    LuAnn and Randy Hayden

  27. Karin (Sabelko) Kongpien

    All my thoughts and prayers. I hope you find happiness in the many wonderful memories you shared with each other.

  28. Terry & Connie Weber

    Sending sympathy & prayers to you all ????Lots of great memories shared, watching the success your family has created!

  29. Rhonda Krisik

    So sorry to learn of Bill's passing.
    Deepest Sympathy to you, and yours Linda...

  30. LeAnn Malin

    So very sorry for your loss! Praying for the family!

  31. Sue Richardson

    Sending my heartfelt sympathies to you Linda...and families!! Hugs to you!????????????????????

  32. Bobbi Sedlmayr

    Sending my heartfelt sympathy To you Linda and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Bobbi Sedlmayr

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