Bill Benedict

Funeral Director, Crematory Operator & Owner

Bill Benedict

Bill was born and raised in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He became interested in funeral service before attending college, and worked part-time for a funeral home in his hometown. Before entering the Program of Mortuary Science at the University of Minnesota, Bill was employed by The Northwestern Casket Company in Minneapolis as an office manager and casket sales director for over eleven years, serving funeral directors throughout the upper-Midwest. Bill is a licensed funeral director in both Minnesota and Wisconsin, a certified crematory operator, and licensed pre-need specialist.

Bill and Lisa are delighted to call River Falls and Pierce County “home”. They met while attending mortuary school, and were married in September of 2001. Bill and Lisa have two sons, Marcus and Gavin, along with a pet Corgi named Lambeau. Collectively, they bring decades of compassionate care and funeral service experience, and feel honored to be owners and serve families in River Falls, Ellsworth, Prescott, and the greater Pierce County area.

Active in the communities he has lived in, Bill has proudly served as a firefighter for the City of St. Anthony Village (MN) Fire Department, the City of Fridley (MN) Fire Department, and the United Fire & Rescue District, Baldwin Station. Bill is also a member of SPAAMFAA, the Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America, and has an affinity for antique fire trucks, especially those with open cabs and round fenders.


When away from work, Bill enjoys spending time with family, sporting events and activities with his sons, and wild turkey hunting. He also likes listening to many different kinds of music, working around the yard, road trips on his Harley-Davidson Road King, and taking in the fall colors. Bill is always a fan of a good Bloody Mary, and the Green Bay Packers.