Connie Binkowski, 74Constance Joy "Connie" Binkowski, age 74, of Plum City, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 2, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, after a battle with cancer, with her family by her side.
Constance Joy "Connie" Binkowski, age 74, of Plum City, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 2, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, after a battle with cancer, with her family by her side.
Connie was born on April 17, 1938, in Plum City, to Vernon and Beatrice (Clifford) Ingli. She was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Plum City, where she played the organ for Sunday services and special occasions for several years as a young woman.
Connie graduated from Plum City High School and within a few days started work at Security National Bank in Durand, where she remained for 46 years serving in various capacities. She was a senior vice president at the time of her retirement in July 2002. Connie enjoyed working with the customers, and her goal was to give the highest quality of service possible.
Connie married John Binkowski in 1957. They shared many good times going dancing with their friends in the younger years and enjoyed traveling throughout their married life. Connie served on the Chippewa Valley Technical College Board from 1986 to 1993, Pierce County Library Board from September 2003 to July of 2011, and currently was serving on the Plum City Library Board.
After retirement, Connie spent some time volunteering at the elementary school. She enjoyed working with the young children. Education was always very important to Connie, so when the formation of the Educational Foundation presented itself, she became one of its organizers in 2004 and was currently serving on the board as president.
Connie loved music from the time she was a little girl taking piano lessons, starting in 3rd grade through high school. Some of her happiest moments were participating in school concerts and then going to school concerts to see first her son and then her grandchildren perform. Her family was her pride and joy and was most precious in her life.
Connie is survived by her husband of 55 years, John; one son, Corey (Amanda) of Plum City; three grandchildren, Zachary, Hayley (fiancé Brandyn Seipel), and Paige, all at home; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Jim Ingli; one daughter-in-law, Sandy Binkowski.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand. Rev. Daniel Pfaffe will officiate. Burial will be in the Free Home Cemetery in Plum City. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and 1 hour prior to services at the funeral home on Thursday.
Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family. Condolences may be made online at www.rhielfuneralhome.com.
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