Obituary: William L. Webster
William L Webster, age 87, of Minocqua, and formerly of Harshaw, died on July 22, 2015 at the Howard Young Medical Center. Bill was born on August 31, 1927 in Harshaw, WI to Elmer and Grace(Isley)Webster. He attended schools in Rhinelander graduating from the Rhinelander High School. After his schooling he went to work farming, first on the family farm and then on his own. In 1969 Bill started Webster Well Drilling which he owned and operated until his retirement in 1989. Bill married Helen Yungerman on December 23, 1972 in Rhinelander and they enjoyed almost 43 years of marriage. Bill enjoyed playing golf and was a longtime member of the Pinewood Country Club. Earlier in life he enjoyed watching his son Mike play with the Badgers and Pittsburgh Steelers. Bill is survived by his wife Helen of Minocqua, his two daughters Jayne (Timothy) Dupke and Wendy Klade both of Merrill, his three sons Reid Webster of Rhinelander, Joseph Webster of Michigan, and Timothy Webster of Pardeeville, WI, his many grand and great grandchildren, a step daughter Diana McLernon of Elkhorn, WI, a step son Arthur (Katie) Mawhinney of Waterford, WI, his two sisters Mary Edmondson of Venice, FL and Glada McCardle of Highlands, NC, nieces, nephews, other family and many friends. Bill was preceded in death by his son Michael Webster, a step daughter Sandra Kilkenny, two sisters and three brothers. Funeral services for Bill will be held on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 12:00 Noon at the Carlson Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, and from 11:00 AM until just prior to the services on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, all at the Carlson Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Union Grove Cemetery in Cassian. You may leave your private condolences for the Webster family at www.carlsonfh.com. The Carlson Funeral Home (715-369-1414) is handling the services for the Webster family. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, support of a memorial in Bill’s name for the benefit of the American Lung Association would be appreciated and contributions may be directed in care of his family.