BINDER, John L. 1882-1949
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Date: 10/26/2016 at 20:26:23
John Binder Dies; Was Long Time Conrad Merchant
John L. Binder, a long time Conrad business man, died last Friday. He would have been 67 years old had he lived until the 11th of next month. He spent more than a half century in Conrad and vicinity.
In Business In Conrad 39 Years
Mr. Binder was in business in Conrad for 39 years. Very few men remain so long and so actively at one post as did he and during all those years he was known as a man who believed in honest dealing and all of those customers during the years became his friends.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Conrad Sunday afternoon. Rev. W. G. Warren had charge of the service. Burial was in the Conrad cemetery.
Music was by Mrs. Clyde Newton and Mrs. Vane Graham, Miss Evelyn Stevens was pianist. The flower bearers were Mrs. Ray Gravenstein, and Mrs. Earl Shepard. Casket bearers were Wm. Franzenburg, Francis Alexander, D. C. Reece, Calvin Crouse and C. M. Evans.
John Lawrence Binder was born near Connersville, Indiana, Oct. 11, 1882, son of Tobias and Barbara Binder. At the age of 11 years, he moved, with his parents, to a farm 2 miles west and 1 mile south of Conrad. It was on this farm that he grew to manhood. After attending the Conrad public school he entered Highland Park College in Des Moines, where he attained his degree in pharmacy.
He was united in marriage to Bessie Adel Middleton at Conrad May 15th, 1905. To this union were born five children, three having died in infancy, preceding him in death.
In 1907 he purchased the Trumbull Drug Store in Conrad and remained in business here until his retirement August 15th, 1946. Through these many years he succeeded in serving well those who sought his services. He will be greatly missed by the host of associates who came to know him.
He is survived by his widow, Bess Binder of Conrad, one daughter, Mrs. Grace Johnson of Conrad and one son, Franklin T. Binder of Des Moines.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 22 September 1949, sec 2, pg 1
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