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William H. Appleyard

former owner and operator of Appleyard’s Home for Funerals, Rice Lake, Wisconsin, died February 28, 2013, at age 77. Appleyard resided in Milwaukee and later Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, where he was employed at Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home. He moved to Rice Lake in 1968 and worked for Mason Funeral Home until establishing Appleyard’s Home for Funerals in 1976 with his late wife, Patti. They operated the funeral home until Patti’s death, and he continued to serve families until his death. He is survived by son Kent, daughters Kimberly and Krista, and four grandchildren.