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Evelyn Emma Henrietta Wagner Binger
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Birth: Apr. 22, 1900
Dodge County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Sep. 30, 2005
Antelope County
Nebraska, USA

Obituary - Evelyn Binger
Dates 4-22-1900 9-30-2005
Evelyn Emma Henrietta Wagner Binger was born at her parent's home in Hooper, NE, on April 22, 1900. Evelyn died on September 30, 2005, at the Neligh Nursing Center, having shared her life and love for over 105 years. Evelyn was the daughter to William and Anna Hankins Wagner and grew in the Hooper area, attending school to the eighth grade. She moved with her family to Neligh in 1914, where she went to sewing school to learn the skills and develop a talent that continued through the remainder of her life. She worked as a seamstress in Antelope County, near Neligh. Her sewing was a gift and work that she continued through her whole live. Sewing all her own clothes, her children's, grandchildren's and others. Evelyn was united in marriage with Phillip Lundquist on January 20, 1918 in the Court House in Fremont. They lived on a farm in Antelope County. Phippip died ten months later in the great flu epidemic of 1918.
On March 29, 1920, Evelyn was united in marriage to Walter Binger. They lived their life together on farms in Antelope County, and shared 49 years of marriage until Walter's death in 1969. Three children were born to their union, Darlene, Dwight and Darrell. In 1952, Evelyn moved to Clearwater, where she worked as a switchboard operator for the telephone company. After living in Clearwater for 7 years, Evelyn moved to Neligh, where she worked in the kitchen at Bernita's Café for 13 years. After her retirement, she continued to live in her down-home until after her 103rd birthday, when she moved in to the Neligh Nursing Center. Evelyn was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church, and later joined the United Methodist Church of Neligh, where she was an active member for over 20 years. She was a member of the Busy Bee Extension Club in Dutch Hollow, the Dutch Hollow Card Club, and the North Neligh Club. Evelyn was a whiz with a needle. She sewed, crocheted, tatted, and quilted. Her children and grandchildren have quilts, doilies, pajamas, and clothes she made for them. Evelyn loved her garden and flowers, and raised African violets. She enjoyed her family, never missed a birthday for any of them, and kept scrapbooks of memories to share. She kept a diary of her life from her teen years on. As a young girl she sang at weddings and funerals and enjoyed singing. She loved to visit and enjoyed having company so she could cook for them.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her husbands, her parents, her daughter, Darlene, her son-in-law Dale Jones, her brother, Clyde Wagner, her sisters Irene, Violet, Veronna and Wilma, a granddaughter, Mary Binger, and a great granddaughter, Misty Binger. Evelyn is survived with much love by her two sons, Dwight and Ruth Binger of Neligh, Darrell and Arlene Binger of Plainview, Ne; her sister Gladys Keil of Neligh; 8 grandchildren, Evelyn Von Kampen of Norfolk, Julie and Marlin Drovny of Lynch, Richard and Jerri Binger of Lockwood, Mo. John and Valerie Binger of Creighton, Gary and Donna Jones of Neligh, Judy Wagner of Elgin, and Gerald and Cindy Binger of Painview, as well as 18 great grandchildren and 24 great- great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, neighbors, and friends.
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Obituary - Evelyn Binger
Funeral services for Evelyn Binger, 105, of Neligh, were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 4, at the United Methodist Church in Neligh. The Rev. Sharee Johnson officiated with burial in the Laurel Hill Cemetery at Neligh. Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the Beyer Funeral Home in Neligh. She died Friday, September 30, 2005, at the Neligh Nursing Center.
She was born April 22, 1900, at Hooper, The fist of seven children born to William and Anna (Hankins) Wagner. She moved with her family to Antelope County in 1914. They stayed for a short time and then left, but returned in 1916. She graduated from the eighth grade and attended sewing school. She worked as a seamstress in her youth and loved to crochet and make Quilts. She had made over 226 quilts at last count. The nearly lost art of tatting was also one of her many talents. She loved to cook and baked her special lamb cakes for birthdays and other special events. She was married to Phillip Lundquist in 1918. They were married for 10 months when he died in the flu epidemic of 1918. She was married to Walter Binger on March 29, 1920. They lived on various farms in Antelope County where she raised a big garden and had a flock of laying hens. They left the farm and moved to Clearwater in 1952 when her husband became ill. In Clearwater, she was employed as a telephone operator until she moved to Neligh in 1959. She then went to work in the kitchen at Bernita's café for 13 years before she retired. Her husband, Walter, died November 22, 1969. She moved to the Neligh Nursing Center in 2003. Evelyn attended church regularly at the Neligh Methodist Church with the help of her daughter, Darlene, who drove her there. They also attended monthly meetings of the Busy Bee Club of which she had been a member since 1933 and served as its secretary and treasurer. She also attended the Golden Age dinners and went to the Senior Citizens Center on occasion. She also played a mean game of dominoes, just ask some of her grandchildren. She is survived by two sons, and their wives, Dwight and Ruth Binger of Neligh and Darrel and Arlene Binger of Painview; one sister, Gladys Keil of Neligh; seven grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 24 great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents; both of her husbands; one daughter, Darlene Jones, and her husband, Dale; one brother, Clyde Wagner; four sisters, Violet Good, Irene Lundquist, Verona Andersen and Wilma Beelart; one granddaughter, Mary Beth Binger; and one great granddaughter, Misty Binger.
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The Norfolk News (on-line)
Evelyn Binger
NELIGH -- Services for Evelyn Binger, 105, Neligh, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church here. The Rev. Sharee Johnson will officiate with burial in the Laurel Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday at Beyer Funeral Home in Neligh. Evelyn Binger NELIGH -- Services for Evelyn Binger, 105, Neligh, are pending at Beyer Funeral Home here. She died Friday, Sept. 30, 2005, at Neligh Nursing Center.
Family links: 
  William August Wagner (1873 - 1956)
  Anna Elizabeth Hankins Wagner (1878 - 1955)
  Walter J. Binger (1897 - 1969)*
  Evelyn Emma Henrietta Wagner Binger (1900 - 2005)
  Violet A. Wagner Good (1902 - 1992)*
  Irene E. Wagner Lundquist (1904 - 1996)*
  Verona Wagner Andersen (1906 - 1988)*
  Clyde Fredrick Wagner (1908 - 1996)*
  Gladys Wagner Keil (1909 - 2005)*
  Wilma A. Wagner Beelart (1913 - 2002)*
*Calculated relationship
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Antelope County
Nebraska, USA
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Record added: Jan 02, 2011
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Evelyn Emma Henrietta <i>Wagner</i> Binger
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