daughter of Fred & Mary Imoehl Hagemann
Cornelia M. Bina, 95, of Spillville, passed away at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in LaCrosse, WI on Wednesday, November 13, 2013.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Spillville with burial at the St. Wenceslaus Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-7 PM at Balik Funeral Home in Spillville on Friday, November 15, 2013 with a rosary at 5 PM and a scripture reading at 6 PM.
Cornelia Marie Hildegard Hagemann was born on January 15, 1918 in Fort Atkinson, IA, the daughter of Fred and Mary (Imoehl) Hagemann. She was the oldest of four children. As a young girl, Cornelia was a "hired girl" for several farm families. She was united in marriage to Wencel (Jimmie) Bina, Jr. on Tuesday, September 6, 1938. They were the parents of six children.
Cornelia was well-known for her cooking. She worked 38 years as the St. Wenceslaus Catholic School lunch cook, where her maid-rites and homemade buns on Tuesdays were particular favorites of generations of children. Cornelia made hamburgers at the Inwood and cleaned after the dances, and was the cook during the night shift at the Red Vest in Calmar. She also made the best "Rice Krispie treats" for her grandkids.
In her later years, Cornelia enjoyed reading, playing cards and dominoes, doing puzzles, having flowers around her, watching "her birds", especially the cardinals, and making quilts and diapers for layettes and thousands of rosaries each year. Cornelia was a member of the St. Wenceslaus Ladies Guild, the Clarence Bily Ladies Auxiliary, and the Civic Improvement Association.
Cornelia is survived by her six children: Robert F. and Delores DeWilde Bina, Davenport, IA; Marcella M. McCormick (the late Walter V. McCormick), Waverly, IA; Paul C. and Linda J. Bina, Milwaukee, WI; James V. and Melvina J. Bina, Columbus, OH; Beatrice E. (Betty) Sbiral, Calmar, IA; and Mary Lou and Douglas Egeland, Ossian, IA; eight grandchildren: Jay V. McCormick, Julie M. and Travis Kneale, Mary Frances and Bobby Wright, Kelly M. McCormick, Kris A. and Steve D. Midthun, Keith R. Sbiral and Amy M. Gardner, Tami and Jeramy Monroe, and Amy and Grant Breitsprecher; and three great grandchildren: Michael R. Wright, Kathryn M. Wright, and Kenzie Monroe. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Sister M. Antonia Bina of Omaha, NE, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Wencel (Jimmie) Bina, Jr. in 1962; parents, Fred and Mary Hagemann; a son-in-law, Walter V. McCormick; two grandchildren, Dave and Deny Egeland; her brothers, Clarence Hageman, Virgil Hagemann, and Charles Hagemann; and numerous brother-in laws and sister-in-laws.
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