NAME OF DECEASED:
BERNARD L. SELBY
ADDRESS: Town of Hammel Resident
PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 1:39 A.M. Tuesday, December 20 at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Wausau where he had been a patient for the past 1 day.
TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 A.M. Friday, December 23 at Our Saviours Lutheran Church, Holway
OFFICIATING: Rev. Kris Bjerke-Ulliman
PLACE OF BURIAL: Our Saviours Lutheran Church Cemetery, Holway, where full military honors will be pefrmed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team.
VISITATION AT: 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Friday, December 23 at Our Saviours Lutheran Church, Holway
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 7, 1922 in the Town of Hammel
EDUCATION: Attended Sawyer Dam School in the Town of Grover
MARRIAGE INFORMATION: On October 8, 1942 in Hanover, Ill. He married Lillian A. Rickaby, his childhood neighbor in the Town of Grover and she preceded him in death on April 8, 2008.
PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: In his teen years Bernard worked as a logger and then entered the U.S. Army where he served from 1942-1945 in the European Theater. After he returned from his time in the service Bernard continued logging. He and Lillian also owned and operated a dairy farm in the Town of Grover. During this time he also drove pulp truck for Armin Buehler for a couple of years and worked for the Taylor County Highway Dept. for a time. In 1978, on their retirement from farming after 33 years, the Selbys built a home in the Town of Hammel where he currently resided. He also continued to be a logger until 1996 after which he enjoyed working for a number of years for the Forest Service Senior Employment Program. He was an avid horseshoe pitcher and dartball player. Bernard enjoyed cutting firewood, hunting, traveling, and reminiscing. He enjoyed all sports, especially playing and watching softball, where he was a past player for the Sawyer Dam Softball Team.
MEMBER OF: Our Saviours Lutheran Church, Holway and Klossner-Dietzler VFW Post #5729, Medford
SURVIVING CHILDREN: Son: Michael Selby of Medford
Daughter: Yvonne (Lyle) Schwarz of the Town of Grover
Son-In-Law: Richard Campbell of King George, Va.
CHILDREN DECEASED: Laurel “Laurie” M. Campbell in September 2011
6 GRANDCHILDREN: Gena (Bob Haglund) Selby of Green Bay, Leslie (Joe) Karls of Blue Mound, Polly (Matthew) Bray of Huntersville, Ala., Douglas (Erin) Campbell of Charlotte, N.C., Paul (Nancy) Campbell of St. Leonard, Md. and Andrea (Darren) Krzanowski of Mosinee
11 GREAT -GRANDCHILDREN:
SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 1 Brother: Lester (Martha) Selby of Greenfield
DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: 1 Sister: Ethel Baur
3 Brothers: Harlan, Eldon and Ray Selby
DECEASED FATHER: Charles E. Selby
DECEASED MOTHER: Esther Ottosen
PALLBEARERS: Douglas and Paul Campbell, Joe Karls, Matthew Bray, Darren and Ethan Krzanowski and Bob Haglund
OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorial’s can be made in Bernard’s name to Our Saviours Lutheran Church W7809 Apple Avenue Medford, Wisconsin 54451
Hemer Funeral Home of Medford is assisting the family with arrangements
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