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Elizabeth S. Binz

08/14/1953 - 09/29/2021
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Elizabeth S. Binz, age 68, of Winneconne, died Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at Azura Memory Care in Oshkosh; she was diagnosed with dementia when she was only 57. Elizabeth was born August 14, 1953, in Urbana, Illinois to the late Leo and Marie (Bunton) Clennon. On May 14, 1983, she married Lee Binz in Philo, Illinois. Beth earned a Master’s of Reading Education from UW-Oshkosh. During two summer institutes she studied with Lucy Calkins at Columbia University in New York. Beth worked for the Appleton Area School District as a Reading Specialist. Beth loved to teach reading, to read, and had volunteered at the Winneconne Elementary School. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Winneconne.

Elizabeth is survived by her husband of 38 years, Lee Binz, of Winneconne; daughter, Amanda (Brett) Felsman, of Avon Lake, Ohio; sons, Alex (Becky) Binz, of Sun Prairie; Thomas Binz, of Richmond, California; grandchildren, Mallory Felsman, Kinsley Felsman, Hudson Felsman, Aria Binz, Riley Binz; a sister, Ann Clennon; and a brother, Thomas Clennon.

A visitation for family and friends will be on Thursday, October 14, 2021, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church 210 Pleasant Dr. Winneconne. A funeral Mass will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Fr. Kevin Ripley and Deacon Paul Vidmar officiating.

If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfh.net.

Penny Johnson wrote on October 20, 2021
I got to know Beth when I student taught across the hall from her classroom and during my first years of teaching. She was always so warm and friendly, and a good mentor for new teachers.

Kathy & Dan Reiland wrote on October 14, 2021
Lee and family: We are so sorry to hear of Beth's passing. She was a kind and remarkable person. We met you through Appleton North Wrestling. Beth was always willing to share her talents with us as the wrestling families spent many hours together. We especially enjoyed the fudge she shared with all. She was quiet throughout all of Alex's wrestling matched, except for one time when she lost it. Alex was wrestling his senior year and it was an important match for him and his family. Every Appleton North wrestling parent was watching his match. However some Mom from the other team happened to sit a few rows below us and Alex must have been wrestling her son because she kept standing up and yelling. Beth could not take anymore of this disruption, she stood up and told the lady, "Sit down or I'll pin you!!!" You could have heard a pin drop in our section of the bleachers - it was great!!! Way to go Beth!!! She is now is God's outreached arms and watching all of you from heaven. Our prayers to all....

Tom and Mary Klein wrote on October 11, 2021
As your neighbors from Rosewood Dr., we will never forget you all coming over to help us build our house. Such great neighbors you were. We are so sorry to hear of Beth's passing. She was such a sweet and wonderful woman. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family Lee.

Nan Bunnow wrote on October 11, 2021
Lee and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Beth was an amazing educator, colleague, and friend; she made a significant difference through her work. She will be greatly missed by so many. May the love and support of family and friends surround you during this difficult time.

Donna Hodges wrote on October 10, 2021
I worked with Beth in AASD. She was so highly respected for her knowledge, work ethic, and success working with staff and students alike. You can be assured that she was sorely missed when she retired due to her illness. Please extend my condolences to her family. She was one of a kind, a true leader, not to mention, kind, thoughtful and always willing to share her knowledge and skills.

Mike, Bev, Matt & Jacob Wyka wrote on October 7, 2021
What a beautiful woman, we are sorry we never got to meet her. Praying for comfort & peace you your family. The pain from her loss is ever present but your mom is now free!

LISA M CURTIS wrote on October 7, 2021
First off I would like to express my deepest sympathies to Beth's entire family. Beth had such a vibrant spirit, even in her latter years with dementia. She became my friend and we made so many lovely memories for me. My only wish is that I made a difference in every day for her, the way she did for others for so may years. I know she is free now, which makes me smile but the emptiness without her with take a long time to heal. May you all find comfort in knowing she was loved by many, many people.

Tom & Cherie Cain, Philo, IL wrote on October 7, 2021
We are so sorry to hear about Beth. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and help you find peace.

Lynn Larson Hildabrand wrote on October 7, 2021
To Lee & all the family - I am so very sad… Beth was an amazing person, teacher, & friend - may the angels wrap you in their wings & comfort you - I have so many funny & good memories of Beth… wish I could be half the person she was…

Sr. Ellla Binz wrote on October 6, 2021
We have lost a dear family member. Beth, my Sister-in-Law, was very talented and loved her family. I will miss her and look forward to being with her again in heaven. My condolences to all the family, especially Lee, Amanda, Alex, Tom, and Sr. Ann. My love and prayers to all.

Mike and Mary Lynn Larson wrote on October 6, 2021
Lee and family We are so saddened to hear of Beth's passing. Know that we will keep you all in our prayers during this challenging time. May your memories help you through this difficult time. Love and prayers Mike, Mary Lynn, Alex and Matthew Larson

Derryl Block and Steve Greenfield wrote on October 6, 2021
We were so sorry to hear about Beth. We lived across the street on Heritage Court and our children played and celebrated birthdays together. Derryl remembers taking walks with Beth and Beth talking about the excitement of teaching children to read and her love for her family. Once when Derryl was out of town, Steve came down with a bad flu, and Beth gathered up Ryan and Jeremy to care for them in your house until Derryl returned. Beth was so kind and you were wonderful neighbors. May her memory be a blessing.

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