|Harold J. Bindel, 96, died at 2:35 p.m. Thursday, January 5, 2012 at Rosewood Care Center. He resided with his daughters the past ten years.
He was born April 4, 1915 in LaMar, Missouri, the son of Joseph and Magdalene (Weske) Bindel. He married Elfreda R. Boerger on February 17, 1942 at Salisbury, Missouri. She preceded him in death in 1995.
Surviving are three daughters, Kay (LeRoy) Shoop, Wataga, Sandra (Charles) Young, Peoria, and Shirley (Ron) Williams, East Moline; one son, Jerry (Kevin) Bindel, Rogersville, Missouri; 11 grandchildren; Lori Ponce and Amy Donovan of Galesburg, Alicia (Ken) Erdman, Mary (Kyle) Horn and Abbey Young of Peoria, Spencer (Lyn) Young of Springfield, Luke Young of Louisville, Kentucky, Erik (Natalie) Malvik, Springfield and Jean (Jason) Wardlow of Coal Valley, Joe Bindel and Rebecca Bindel of Kansas City, Missouri., 13 great-grandchildren, Courtney Donovan, Kelvin Hawthorne, Hannah and Brennah Ellis, Kendra, Andrew and Janelle Erdman, Tyson Horn, Joseph, Matthew and Coy Young, and Ethan and Ella Wardlow, step-grandchildren, including Brian (Erica) Williams, Nicole (Brad) Elwell, and Misti (Mark) Williams, and step-great-grandchildren, including Jessica, Kalliene and Reese Williams, and two half-sisters, Sarah Silvers in Pennsylvania and Irene Dempsey in Missouri. His parents and four brothers preceded him in death.
Harold farmed in the Knoxville and Spoon River areas. He also worked at the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Office in Galesburg. He was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church and was a past elder, usher and member of the building committee. He enjoyed playing cards, fishing, being with his family, watching TV and the stock market and gardening.
Funeral services will take place on Monday, January 9, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church with the Rev. Dan Smith officiating. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, January 9, 2012 at Mt Calvary Lutheran Church. Burial will take place in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Galesburg. Memorial donations may be made to the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church or donors choice. The Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home and Crematory in Knoxville is handling the arrangements. Online condolences and sympathy cards can be made at www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com