Frank H. Binder, III
Sep 19, 1937 – Sep 10, 2017
VISITATION will be from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday, September 14th at Heafey, Hoffmann, Dworak, and Cutler Bel Air Chapel, 12100 W. Center Rd. (former Richman Gordman Building). FUNERAL SERVICE will be held on Friday, Sep. 15th at 4pm at Emmanuel Fellowship, 8345 Crown Point Ave., Omaha. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Transport for Christ.
Frank Binder was born on September 19, 1937 and passed from death into life at home on Sunday, September 10, 2017. We trust the words, “Well done good and faithful servant” were spoken as his heavenly father welcomed him with open arms. He leaves his wife of 58 years, Kathryn, and four children: Theresa (Ron) Buskey of Chicago and their children Judy and Joshua Buskey, Mary Lu Hunter of Omaha and her children Vanessa Hunter Regis and Erica Shea Hunter, Fran (Kelly) Hutson of Logan, IA and their children Ann Fouts, Megan Dieken, Karen Ettleman and Paul Hutson, Ted (Joy) Binder of Syracuse, NY and their children Jacob and Lucas Binder. He also leaves four great-grandsons: Hunter and Ryder Regis, Benaiah Ettleman, and Connor Fouts.
Frank loved fishing, hunting, boating, skiing, going to grandkids’ sporting events, and Kathy’s brownies; but most of all he loved God and his salvation in Jesus Christ. Frank was raised in Omaha and was in the first graduating class of Westside High. He attended Iowa State where he participated in track, was an avid weight lifter, and was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. It was here that he met Kathy Thurow, and they were soon married.
Frank loved to learn. He graduated from Iowa State with an undergraduate and Master’s Degree in geology and later received Master’s Degrees in physics AND mathematics. He had a full library and was a wealth of information. You could ask him a question about any topic, especially history and theology, and you would get an extensive answer in return. However, he was humble enough to sometimes say, ‘I don’t know enough about it to give you an answer’.
The Binders lived in many different places, Omaha being their longest stay. The majority of Frank’s career was as an electrical engineer for General Electric in Syracuse, NY; designing sonar systems for the navy. He also worked for Hughes Aircraft in southern California, Texas Instruments in Dallas, and Shell Oil in the south.
Frank was an elder at three of the churches they attended over the years. His wisdom and independent thinking, his dry sense of humor and generosity, and his careful honesty and dependability will be missed by friends and family alike.