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Beverly M. Wakershauser

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(7-7-14) Beverly M. Wakershauser, age 74, of Black River Falls, WI died Monday, July 7, 2014 in Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in LaCrosse.

Bev was born on April 20, 1940 in Black River Falls to Melvin and Berneice (Knutson) Johnson.

She graduated from Black River Falls High School in 1958.

On October 12, 1958, she married Dean Wakershauser at the Black River Falls Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Following their marriage, the couple resided in Milwaukee from 1960 until 1968. They moved back to Black River Falls in 1968.

Bev enjoyed babysitting her grandchildren, doing crafts, crocheting, painting, quilting, flower arranging, and going shopping.

She was a member of the Squaw Creek Lutheran Church.

Surviving Bev are her husband, Dean, 2-sons, Robert (Karen) Wakershauser, and James (Hilary) Wakershauser, both of Black River Falls, 2-daughters, Valerie (Karl) Henthhorn, Camp Douglas, and Peggie (Joel) Busse, Black River Falls, they raised their grandson, Greg Gerzsik, 1-brother, Victor (Betty) Johnson, Black River Falls, 1-sister-in-law, Bonnie Harmes, Black River Falls, 10-grandchildren, and 14-great grandchildren.

Bev was preceded in death by her parents, one grandson, Bobby, and one brother-in-law, Tom Harmes.

Per Bev's request there will be no public visitation or funeral service. A private family graveside service will be held at the Squaw Creek Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the Squaw Creek Lutheran Church.

Buswell Funeral Home of Black River Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to www.buswellfuneralhome.com.



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