A Family Funeral Home

William Robert Lister

September 21, 1946 - December 7, 2021
Racine, WI


Graveside Service

Wednesday, December 29, 2021
10:00 AM CST
Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery
21425 Spring Street
Union Grove, WI 53182

Celebration of Life

Saturday, January 8, 2022
2:00 PM CST
The Lanes on 20
6501 Washington Avenue
Racine, WI 53406

Life Story / Obituary


William Robert Lister, “Bill”, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at Houston Medical Center, Warner Robins, GA. He was the son of John and Rägna (Nee: Larson) Lister, born on September 21, 1946, in Madison, WI.

Bill graduated from Rockford East High School, “Class of 1964”, and immediately left to join the Air Force and deployed to Vietnam. He was united in marriage to Beverly Ann Bruchert on April 3, 1976. Bill proudly served in the US Air Force for 26 years retiring in September 1992. He was stationed in Vietnam, Thailand, Tinker AFB, Robins AFB, Scott AFB and ended his tour in Panama. Following the Air Force, he earned his Associate and Bachelor’s Degrees in Computer Science from MATC. He was an active member of VFW Post 6605. His passion was bowling and coaching. He will be remembered for his love for the Air Force, Bowling, and his smart-ass remarks. Above all, he treasured the time spent with family and will be dearly missed.

Bill is survived by his wife of 46 years, Beverly; children, Kari (Matt) Lilly and Melissa (Greg) Wroblewski; grandchildren, Katy Lister, Damien Lilly, Parker and Jacob Wroblewski; great grandchildren, Nichalas and Addalyn Rose Ballman; siblings, Karen Love and GeorgeAnn Bringe; in laws, Diane (Jerry) Moede, Fred (Linda) Bruchert; Jerry (Nancy) Bruchert, Barb (John) Evrard; nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, John and Rägna Lister; brothers, Richard Wipperfurth, Jack Lister and Hal Lister; sisters, Margaret Campbell, Gayle Elrod, Geri Relph and Georgia Lister.

A public Interment with fully military honors will be held on December 29, 2021 at 10am at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery in Union Grove, WI.

A public Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January 8, 2022, 2 pm at The Lanes on 20, 6501 Washington Avenue.

The family extends a special thank you to his family of friends in Georgia