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August 11, 2022

7/5/2022 12:55:00 PM
Rule, William E. "Will"

William E. "Will" Rule, age 72, of Mineral Point, WI passed away peacefully surrounded by his beloved family on Thursday evening, June 30, 2022, at his residence. He was born on July 21, 1949, in Dodgeville the son of Elden and Donna (Yeager) Rule. He was united in marriage to the love of his life, Paula Zimmerman on March 7, 1970, in Mineral Point.

Will graduated from Dodgeville High School. He joined his father and began working at Rule Construction as a heavy equipment operator. When Rule Construction was sold, he worked for G.A. Watson and then later, James Construction until 1982. He and Paula decided to return to the family farm, where they raised beef cattle and hogs. His passion for farming began when he was a young boy and a part of the 4-H group. He had a deep love for his livestock, muscle cars, and his Blue Heeler dogs. Will also established a custom combining and hay business. "No Till Will from over the Hill" some may say.

Will also had a love for cars; a good car would bring a "Sparkle to his eye". He enjoyed car cruises, shows, and going on the Hot Rod Tour. Will also enjoyed bonfires, music, and to dance. He was often the life of the party. Will's deep love for his family, dedication to friends, and being a wonderful teacher about life will be cherished forever.

Will is survived by his wife of 52 years Paula of Mineral Point, two daughters; Angela Udelhofen (Tim Kaiser) of Benton, and Joyel Rule of Mineral Point, four grandchildren; Callin and Casen Udelhofen and Hunter Hubbard, and Zander Simenson, Mother Donna Rule Ralph of Cobb, brother Charlie (Betty) Rule of Mineral Point, and sister Rhoda Rule-Anderson and fiancé Kurt Kroll of Dodgeville, two aunts: Mary Jane Rideout of Mineral Point and Joyce Harris of Blue Mounds.

Will was preceded in death by his father Elden Rule, mother and father-in-law Naomia and Paul Zimmerman.

Visitation will be held from 1:00-6:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon July 9, 2022, at the Soman-Larson Funeral Home in Montfort. Immediately following visitation, a "Celebration of Life" gathering will be held at "The Linden Store" with food and fellowship. Burial of cremated remains will be held at a later date in Rock Church Cemetery rural Livingston. Online condolences may be made at

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