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Josh Roubal has joined the staff of Hill Funeral Home and Cremation Services as a funeral director and pre-planning specialist. Roubal will devote time to all three of the business' locations, in Ellsworth, Prescott and River Falls. Bill Kirk photo

Funeral director true to rural roots with latest move

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Josh Roubal's experiences while pursuing his mortuary science career around the upper Midwest have taken him from the city to the country.


Still in college, Roubal worked at the Cook County (Ill.) Morgue in Chicago as part of his education practicum. After graduation, his first jobs were at funeral homes in the metropolitan areas of eastern and central Wisconsin.

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Bill Kirk
Bill Kirk has been editor at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, since 1988. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.
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