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William J Herbison

William J Herbison

William J. Herbison, age 75 of Plum City, died Thursday, December 15, 2022 at the Plum City Care Center in Plum City after a brief illness.

Bill was born on May 19, 1947. He was the son of James and Joyce (Ebensperger) Herbison and grew up in the Plum City area. Bill graduated from Plum City High School in 1965. Bill spent his whole life on the Ebensperger family farm in rural Plum City farming with his brother, Bob. He enjoyed playing softball and bowling. He also liked watching the Twins and being involved in fantasy sports. Bill also got heavily involved in genealogy, taking trips into Canada and across the United States to trace the family history. He was big into classic country music and Irish music.

Bill is survived by his siblings, Rita Dahms of Red Wing, MN, Linda Glampe of Plum City, Dan (Stella) of Silver City, NM, Clare (Peggy) of Prentice, Bob (Rachel) of Plum City, Rodney (Donna) of Tucson, AZ, Leslie of Eau Claire, Larry of Minneapolis, MN and Dave of Red Wing, MN, brother-in-law, Joe Fisher of Durand, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Joyce, and a sister, Diane Fisher.

Memorial Services will be 11:00AM December 21, 2022 at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand with Pastor Dan Richardson officiating. Burial will be in Free Home Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 10:00AM until the time of services at the funeral home on Wednesday.

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


  1. Steven Schultz

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Bill will be greatly missed.

  2. Dave and Kris Polzer

    Bob and Rachelle,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

    Dave and Kris Polzer

  3. Becky & Bob Turnbull

    We we so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bill’s family.

  4. Alison Oostendorp

    We, at Plum City Care Center and The Seasons, are thinking of you all, Our prayers are with you!

  5. Margie & Dan Biesterveld


  6. Joanne’McRoberts’ Hovey

    Sincere sympathy for the loss of such a nice man. Keep all the good times that make you smile close to your heart ????

  7. Suzanne Brunner

    I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  8. Wayne Lutz

    Very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was a wonderful man. Had a lot of fun growing up around him, playing softball, talking, or just visiting on the farm. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  9. Bill McRoberts

    I'm very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. We had so many good times playing softball and cards . I had so many good times laughing and telling stories. He will be missed.

  10. Deb Schwab

    My sympathy and prayers in your loss

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