Condolences for Russell W. “Bill” Binder

Kyle Arwe posted on 10/13/17

Pop Pop, you were an incredible man and a figure of strength in my upbringing. I'll always remember your youthful spirit and skilled hands. Thank you for helping to instill both a love of mechanical things and a strong work ethic through your example. Until we meet again... -Kyle


Scott posted on 10/12/17

Hey Pop, we're all thinking about you and missing you. And, while you may no longer be here with all of us physically you will forever be a part of who we are, what we think, how we act, and how we love. Thanks to you and mom - all of your guidance; your love and support; and, your teachings - we all obtained the best of who you are and mixed it together with who we are to ultimately become what we are today. Love you!


Steven Binder posted on 10/12/17

Grandpa I remember our last conversation like it was just yesterday. You called me just to ask how I was doing and check up on me. We spoke for a while and I told you that even though you were getting up there in age your mind was still sharp! I'm glad for the genes you've sent my way. I remember my last trip to your home several years ago and how you showed me your workshop in the basement and some of the model planes. You were so prideful of everything you had and your wonderful home, family, and wife. Keep looking after your family from heaven, we all have a new guardian angel. Love you Grandpa.


Brian Armston posted on 10/11/17

Pop Pop, You are greatly missed! I am very thankful that I had the opportunity to speak with you several times a year for the past 10 years or so. I always looked forward to our conversations. It meant a great deal to me that you had trust and confidence in me to allow me to look after your money. I will forever have fond memories from childhood from when we used to come visit you. I love you very much... -your grandson, Brian


Shawn Binder posted on 10/3/17

Pop Pop, I want to thank you for this amazing head of hair and for eyebrows that won't quit. You were always smiling or laughing whenever I was around you, and I will forever cherish the stories you shared with me. I distinctly remember the first time you shared with me the first book published by a Binder, it only cemented more the fact that I wanted to be a writer one day. You raised my father, who continues to inspire me and push me to be a better man. Thank you for being such a strong leader of this family, and may you rest in peace.


Linda Armston posted on 10/3/17

Words can never fill the void nor express my affection for you. Instead I choose to share this... that "Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, red solo cup in one hand, something to eat in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming, "Woo Hoo, What a ride!"" I believe that you, Dad, had quite a good 'ride' and I will raise my glass to you and pray that I may exemplify all you have taught me in this journey that is called life. Love you , Till we meet again-


Bill Binder posted on 10/3/17

Dad, You always provided for us, don’t know how you did it with such a large family, but you managed. We grew up in a nice neighborhood, in a beautiful house and we always seemed to have what we needed. I did not always understand you or some of the things that you used to make me do as a kid, until I was no longer a kid. Being a father is not an easy task and comes with great responsibility. I remember one of your favorite sayings … “The Apple Does Not Fall Far from The Tree”. You, as I tried with my own Children, tough me to work hard, respect my elders, do a good job and do it right, be honest, be responsible and to do my best. And, let’s not forget…. chew with my mouth closed. Yes, I still have some bruises… but I don’t crew with my mouth open any more. Our relationship may not have always been as close or strong as we may both have wanted it to be but I thank God that I had time with you towards the end. I think I understand you better now than I ever did. I’m so thankful that I was with you those last few hours. I think of you every day and the conversation we had “Father & Son” even if only through squeezing my hand. Dad, you were a good father and I’m proud to be your son. You will always be with me and a pray I keep making you proud. Tell Mom and Nancylee I love them and I pray I get the chance to tell them in person someday. Love ya Pop!



Carl posted on 10/2/17

I love you daddy! I miss you lots! Your always in my thoughts & Heart!


Carl Binder - Russell's Son posted on 10/2/17

My Dad was an amazing Man! Both a loving Father and a Wonderful person. Not a day goes by that I don't think of my father and the Wonderful memories of him growing up. I'm proud of my Father for being a World War II Veteran and for teaching me Right from Wrong. For being there for me whenever I needed him and for teaching me that value of hard work! I know my father is with me always! I miss you Dad! I love you dearly and heaven is a better place now that you and Mom are together again!