Obit: Will, Carol M. (1937 - 2019)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Bucher, Rudolph, Will

----Source: WIGM/WKEB Obituaries (Medford, WI) 5/22/2019

Will, Carol M. (8 SEP 1937 - 18 MAY 2019)

Carol M. Will, 81, of Medford, a former Town of Ogema resident, passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2018, at Our House Assisted Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 2 years, most recently under the care of Hope Hospice.

The funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, June 1 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake, with Father Otto Bucher officiating. Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Mount Olive Cemetery, Westboro.

Visitation will take place at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, June 1.

Carol was born on September 8, 1937, at Medford, to Walter Fred and Gertrude Mildred (Rudolph) Will. She attended various elementary schools, was a graduate of Prentice High School and received an associate’s degree in accounting from UW-Superior. She never married.

After her education, she worked at the Phillips courthouse as the Clerk of Probate Court/ Probate Register, Clerk of Juvenile Court and Court Commissioner for 44 years until retirement. She unveiled the portrait of Judge Bjork in a special court proceeding to memorialize Judge Bjork.

When she started as the Juvenile court clerk, they saw 23 cases per year then towards the end of her career there were 175 cases a year. She was the longest serving Register in Probate in the State in the summer of 1997. She witnessed the old Court House that was torn down and the new one built. She served as secretary of BB/BS of Price County for a time. She enjoyed playing and spending time with her nieces/nephews, playing cards, traveling, reading crossword puzzles and flower gardening.

Carol was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church of Rib Lake where she received an award for years of mailing bulletins to congregants who could not make it to church.

She is survived by sisters-in-law: Susan Will of Ogema and Leona Will of Prentice, along with many nieces and nephews.

Carol is predeceased by her parents and brothers Bruce & Clark Will.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the American Cancer Society, local chapter - 611 W Doege St, Marshfield, WI 54449.

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