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Bernard “Bernie” Revels

January 24, 2020 | 11 comments

Bernard W. “Bernie” Revels, 57, of Lafarge passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse. He was born on December 1, 1962 to Verlo O. and Delores (Teal) Revels, in Hillsboro. He attended Hillsboro Schools and later received his GED.

Bernie started working at a very young age and worked for several employers around the Hillsboro area. His true passion was always farming. He had a love for all animals, especially his dog Bandit and his cat Chance. He also liked to help out at the Lafarge Farmers Market. He loved shooting pool and darts and would never turn down a cold beer and a warm bar stool.

He is survived by his longtime girlfriend Bonnie Henthorn; his children KaRae (Revels) Schaub, Mindy (Revels) and Euriah Brueggeman, Preston Revels, Dana Revels and Amanda Anderson and fiancé Jeff Stumpo; his grandchildren Reed, Alexis, Logan, Michael, Max and Makiah; his siblings Francis Revels, Edward Revels and Tammy (Revels) Karstetter. He is also survived by many aunts and uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his infant daughter Kady, his parents Verlo and Delores, brothers Verlo “Turtle” and Gary Revels.

Friends are welcome to join his family at the Mount Vernon Cemetery on January 30, 2020 at 3:00pm for his interment. A Celebration of Life will follow at the Hillsboro Fireman’s Community Center from 4:00 – 7:00.

The family would like to acknowledge Julie Gabel and Jim Herlitz for all of their help and support during the time our father spent in the hospital.



  1. Marsha Sullivan

    I am so sorry for your loss. It’s so hard losing a loved one. Hang onto all the memories and know he is resting with God. The Bible promises this so you will see him again.

  2. Michelle Heitmann

    Thoughts and prayers to the family. He will be missed and loved by so many but never forgotten.

  3. Butch hooverson

    Will miss u bud see in heaven sometimes

  4. Patrick Cunningham

    So sorry to hear of Bernie passing, our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  5. Tom Watson

    So sad to hear this,Bernie was a great friend of mine,we worked together and also tipped a few.My Prayers go out to Family,and all the good friends he has.God Bless us all. 🙏🏻

    • Pam buckta

      So sad to hear about Bernie. Known him many years. He was a nice man, always willing to help. May you Rest in Peace

  6. Linda Postel

    Sympathies to his family . Thoughts and Prayers with you all. RIP Bernie

  7. Jim clary

    My sympathies and prayers! As a former classmate I have fond memories!!

  8. Randy Oliphant

    Bernie was one of a kind. He had the heart of gold, and I am blessed to have known him.
    May he rest in peace.

  9. Joe Kelbel

    Rest in peace Bernie, you will be missed, one of a kind as they say. He was a good, gentle hearted guy that just kept at it. My condolences to the family.

  10. Mike Olson

    prayers to the family


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