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Bill Monteith 07/02/2023

Bill Monteith, age 80 of Osceola, WI, died on Sunday, July 2, 2023 at the Osceola Medical Center in Osceola, WI. Bill was born the son of Robert and Genevieve (Johnston) Monteith on October 12, 1942 in River Falls, WI. He grew up in the Star Prairie, WI area, graduating from New Richmond High School with the class of 1961. Bill served 4 years in the Airforce. When he returned from service, he became a carpenter, working for a couple different contractors before starting Star Construction in 1985. He was married to Yvonne Halverson on January 29, 1977 at Christ Lutheran Church in Somerset, WI. He ran Star construction until retiring up North in 1996. Bill and Yvonne also owned the Holiday Motel in New Richmond, WI and the River Valley Inn & Suites in Osceola, WI. Bill was a member of the Lions Club in Osceola. He enjoyed collecting jokes, teasing the grandchildren, and talking with friends and family. He liked watching the birds and squirrels at his feeders and playing golf. He was a knowledgeable, quiet and honest man with a quick wit and great sense of humor. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Genevieve Monteith; sisters, Janice LeCander, Kathie (Paul) Anderson, Linda Johnson; and in-laws, Howard and Evelyn Halverson. Bill is survived by his wife, Yvonne; children, Eric (Julie) Monteith, Aimee (Travis) Roddel, Howie (Kelsey) Monteith; grandchildren, Kate (Trevor) Schuler, Logan Monteith, Karly Monteith, Emily Roddel, Isaac Roddel, Mason Montgomery; brothers, Jim (Dianne) Monteith, Joe (Donna) Monteith, Mike (Kele) Monteith; brothers-in law, Howard LeCander, Lyle (Ruth) Halverson; sister-in-law, Colleen (Craig) Benson and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A Celebration of Bill’s Life was held on Monday, July 10, 2023 at 12 noon at Christ Lutheran Church 510 Germain Street Somerset, WI. Visitation was also Monday, July 10, 2023 from 10 am – 12 noon at the church. Military Honors were provided by the Somerset American Legion Post 111. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

Click here to watch the recording of Bill’s service


  • Angela Anderson Posted July 4, 2023 4:58 pm

    Yvonne, Tom and I were just talking about you two Sunday night. We went past Pappy’s and we thought of you two. I loved Bill. He was the best maintenance person ever!! He was truly a treasure. I remember sharing a concern with him and I could see the wheels turning, shortly after that he’d have a solution. I was so blessed to have him in my life. I’m so sorry for your loss. He will be so missed. Hugs to all of you!! Howey I’m so sorry. You were all blessed with a wonderful talented man in your life. He would talk about all his kids and grandchildren with pride and love. He was proud of all of you. God bless you all. I will be praying for all of you.

  • JoAnn DeWitt Posted July 5, 2023 10:28 pm

    Yvonne, I am so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I think of you at times . . .. SCHC , , , years ago. Be well. I remain in NR but moved to the new Deerfield complex and love it here; had been in my house for 50 years. God bless you and your family.

  • Ted Sue Cook Posted July 7, 2023 9:22 am

    He was a good hard-working man I’m sure he will be missed thanks for keeping all updated

  • Leanne Brown Posted July 8, 2023 11:09 am

    Yvonne and family, so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Vicki Johnston Posted July 8, 2023 5:53 pm

    Dear sweet cousin Bill – pray that your spirit is at peace.
    Love that you would feed birds & let squirrels join in.

    Donations in your name to 2 Wisconsin wildlife sanctuaries :
    Northwood Wildlife Center in Minecqua, WI and Wild Instincts in Rhinelander, WI

    Journey on dude. Run with the wolves.

  • Cecile Thoen Posted July 10, 2023 12:25 pm

    Sorry I couldn’t be with you Yvonne & Family at this difficult time. Hold tight to all the wonderful memories. Bill touched the lives of so many. What a beautiful service. May Bill Rest in Peace. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs!

    • Yvonne Posted January 14, 2024 2:38 pm

      Just reading your comments. Wishing it is warmer outside
      Missing you stopping in. Please send me your phone number!

  • Diane Konsela Posted August 1, 2023 8:07 pm

    Hi Yvonne and Eric, Aimee and Howie,
    So sorry for your loss. I just saw this Obituary. Wish we would have known of Bill’s passing, we would have attended his “Celebration of Life”.
    Deepest Sympathy.
    Al and Diane Konsela

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