Thursday, May 22, 2014

Donald F. Bins

Donald F. Bins, age 86, passed away on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home, Union Grove. Don was born in Green Bay, WI, on November 26, 1927, son of the late Fred and Edna (Nee: Lang) Bins.

On May 29, 1948, at St. Edward’s Catholic Church, he was united in marriage to Betty J. McEachern. Don proudly served in the United States Army during the Occupation of Japan. Don was the manager of Porter’s of Racine for thirty-seven years until his retirement in 2005. He was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. Don was a “Mister fix it” who enjoyed golfing and socializing. He treasured time with his family and will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his loving wife of sixty-seven years, Betty; his children, Larry (Bonnie) Bins, Chris (Don) Tellefsen, Connie (Lonnie) Poffenberger, all of Racine; nine grandchildren, Joel (Kaia) Beyer, Leigh (Greg) Pitts, Lauren (Bill) Rushing, Dena (Ben) Serwe, Jenna (Mitch) Kuhlman, Julie Tellefsen, Ellen (Norm) Ask, Jennifer (TJ) Owen, and Brian Bins; 17 great-grandchildren; other relatives and dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert; and sister, Catherine (Robert) Richter.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, May 29, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 6400 Spring St., with Rev. Terrance J. Huebner officiating. Interment with Full Military Honors will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Thursday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass. Memorials to the Parkinsons Foundation or one’s favorite charity have been suggested.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Don’s caregivers at Gates Hall at the Veterans’ Home for their loving and compassionate care.

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