Friday, August 21, 2015



AGE: 82

ADDRESS: 546 South 2nd Street Medford, WI 54451

PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Monday, August 24, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford, Wisconsin

OFFICIATING: Father Philip Juza

INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery in Medford

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Sunday, August 23, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford with a 7:00 P.M. Rosary Service. Also, 10:15 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, August 24, 2015 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 24, 1932 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota

EDUCATION: Everett attended high school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He then went on to graduate from Wisconsin State College, Milwaukee (now University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) and then studied Law at the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he graduated in 1961 with a Doctor of Jurisprudence.

MARRIAGE: on November 27, 1965 Everett married the love of his life, Pearl B. Wayerski in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

WORK INFORMATION/PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Everett enrolled in ROTC 1952, and served in the army infantry during the Korean War from February 1956 until June 1957 and later he attained the rank of Captain. Everett worked as an attorney for his entire career. He worked in private law practice, served as City Attorney in Manitowoc, Wisconsin 8and as Assistant City Attorney in La Crosse, Wisconsin. In 1981, Everett began working in Taylor County where he would work until his retirement in 2006. He worked as Assistant District Attorney, Family Court Commissioner, and County Corporation Counsel. As the Family Court Commissioner, he enjoyed performing many wedding ceremonies. Everett was a member of the Knights of Columbus at Holy Rosary parish where he also enjoyed his bible study group. He was very committed to practicing his Catholic faith and passed those values on to his family. To say Everett was a military history buff would be an understatement. He enjoyed collecting military artifacts and sharing their history from a young age. One of his favorite Saturday activities was what he would call “making his rounds” and visiting with the patrons and owners of local gun shops and taking his daughters to gun shows. Everett was able to share his love of history by teaching classes at local community colleges. He was also an advocate for pro-life issues and used his retirement to defend those who cannot speak for themselves with articles and opinion pieces. Most importantly he and Pearl made a home where his family knew they were always loved and accepted no matter what.

MEMBER OF: Wisconsin Bar Association, Knights of Columbus, Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Penny Club

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Pearl B. Hale of Medford, Wisconsin

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Ann (Brian) Bergmann of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, Barbara (Matthew Richlen) Hale-Richlen of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, Linda (Kevin) O’Brien of Colby, Wisconsin, and Jennifer (Adam Derr) Hale of Silver Spring, Maryland

# LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: Everett is the proud grandfather of Lauren and Alexander Bergmann; Pierce, Grant and Ava Richlen.

Everett is also survived by many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brother: Arlow Hale and Sister: Helen (Hale) Roth

DECEASED FATHER: Arlow Dunbar Hale


PALLBEARERS: Jim Roth, Terry Roth, Rick Roth, Bill Roth, Tom Roth, John Hale, Bill Frank and Dan Frank

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