November 7, 1933 - April 3, 2017


Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in St. Wendel for Leonard J. “Lennie” Binek, age 83 of Avon who passed away on Monday, April 3, 2017 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Reverend Eugene Doyle will officiate. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.
Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph and one hour prior to services on Saturday at the church. Parish Prayers will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Lennie was born on November 7, 1933 in Avon to Joseph and Frances (Pierskalla) Binek. He served honorably in the United States Army. Lennie married Alice Kraemer on November 20, 1956 at St. Wendelin’s Catholic Church in Luxemburg. He was a farmer all of his life. He also worked for St. Joseph Mutual as an Insurance Adjuster and was Vice President of the Board of Directors for 43 years. Lennie was a member of St. Columbkille Catholic Church.

He enjoyed hunting, golfing, playing cards, played baseball and umpired softball for many years. Lennie especially loved all the time spent with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years; children, Dale of Avon, Karen (Wayne) Parker of St. Cloud, Mitchell (Donna Jackels) of Sartell, Dean (fiancée Sue Erickson) Binek of Winsted, Becky (Scott) Poepping of Rice; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Lennie was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Angie Korman and brother, Ted Binek.

A Special Thank You to the Holdingford Fire and Rescue, Gold Cross Ambulance, St. Cloud Hospital Heart Center Nursing Staff and Doctors for the care given to Lennie.