Obituary for Donald Binder

Donald A. Binder, 83, Marshfield, passed away surrounded by family on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at Marshfield Medical Center.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Bakerville, where a gathering for family and friends will be from 9:30 am until service time. The service will be livestreamed at Rev. Keith Kitzhaber will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Rembs Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Donald was born on May 7, 1939 in Bakerville, to Alois and Edna (Schmitt) Binder. He married Barbara A. Blanke on December 27, 1969 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Marshfield.

Don was employed for Wisconsin Gas Co. for over 30 years until his retirement. During that time, he also owned and operated Don’s Electronics. If he wasn’t working, he was doing projects around the house and for family and friends.

Don enjoyed fishing with family on Leech Lake, MN, hunting with family in Bevent, WI, gardening and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He was a lifelong member of Corpus Christi Parish and a member of the Knights of Columbus John Eisen Council 1799 and the Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Assembly.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara and children, LeAnne (Thomas) Murphy of Clear Lake, MN, Jolene (Chris) Chapp of Northfield, MN, Melanie (John) Gawronski of Oconomowoc and Mark (Maureen) Reinhardt of Neillsville. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Gavin, Keegan and Nolan Murphy, Ceci and Sam Chapp, London Gawronski, and Nicole, Lauren, Ethan, and Luke Reinhardt, and three great grandchildren.

He is further survived by his siblings, Jeanette Andres, James (Sue) Binder of Rhinelander, Paul (Dorene) Binder, Mark (Kathy) Binder, and Mary Binder, sisters-in-law, Maeve Binder of South Carolina, Nancy Binder of Marshfield, Judy Binder of Hayward and Rita Binder of Marshfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Keith, brothers John, William, Peter and Thomas Binder and a brother-in-law Don Andres.

A memorial will be designated at a later date.

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