Orpha Binder

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Funeral services for Mrs. Orpha Binder, 89 of Spencer, formerly of the Linn Grove and Rossie area, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 26, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. Paul Hansen will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday with the family present from 4-6 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.

A private family burial will take place in North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer.

A lunch and time of fellowship will be held at Grace United Methodist Church immediately following the services at the church.

Mrs. Binder passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer.

Orpha Maxine Binder was born November 29, 1920, in Ida County, Holstein, Iowa, to John and Lillie (Wiese) Rohlk. Orpha attended country school in Galva Township and graduated from Quimby High School in 1938.

On March 24, 1944, she married Norval Binder at Elk Baptist Church. They were blessed with four sons: David, Stephen, Randy and Brenton. They farmed west of Rossie for 50 years after Norval returned from the Army during WWII. They observed their 50th wedding anniversary in 1994. Orpha loved quilting and fancy work, and her flower garden was always her joy. She shared plants from her garden with many friends and family. Orpha was a wonderful cook with her pies, potato salad, mashed potatoes/gravy and cinnamon rolls to name a few. Orpha was very active in the Rossie United Church of Christ and the Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. She was a 50-year member of the Lincoln Willing Workers Club and active with 4-H girl's club activities.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Lillie Rohlk; her husband, Norval, (12-29-2000); her son, Randy; and three brothers: Eldon, Robert and James Rohlk.

Those left to cherish her memory include sons: David and Kathy of Sioux City, Stephen and Lori of LaQuinta, Calif., and Brenton of Grand Rapids, Mich.; 11 grandchildren: Chad, Todd, Grant, Ross, April, Kelsey, Zachary, Damon, Adam, Dana and Jason Binder; four stepgrandchildren; soon to be nine great-grandchildren; five sisters: Zetta Nielsen, Jeanette Trimble, Joelle VerHoef, Phyllis Craig and Jane Johnson; three brothers: John, Kenneth and Gary Rohlk; many nieces and nephews, extended family and many friends.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.