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Joseph John Binder Jr.

07/25/1929 - 08/11/2023
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Joseph John Binder Jr., age 94, of Pickett, died, Friday, August 11, 2023. He was born July 25, 1929, in Oshkosh to the late Joseph Sr. and Elva (Rilling) Binder. Joe grew up in Oshkosh and graduated from Oshkosh High School. Throughout his middle and high school years, he managed his own vegetable garden so that he could sell his produce to help buy coal for the winter months. He also worked as a farmhand at Grandpa Rilling’s farm where he met a neighbor who became the love of his life, Kathryn Egan. After high school and a brief time with Kimberly-Clark, Joe was drafted by the Army for the Korean War, where he was stationed in Japan. On August 18, 1951, Joe and Kathryn were married, prior to Joe departing for the service. In 1956 Joe and Kathryn purchased their farm and expanded in the mid ‘60s to what is now the Joseph Binder Dairy Farm. His passion for farming and his incredible work ethic helped his family have a very successful farm life. Having milked cows for nearly 40 years, he sold his cows in the mid 90’s and turned to cash cropping for another 10 years. While retired from farming, Joe still enjoyed watching the crops grow. In 2001 Kathryn died in a car accident. Joe later met a very special friend, Maryann Kautzer.

Joe is survived by four children, Mike Binder, of Oshkosh; Vonnie (Maurice) Fisher, of Oshkosh; Barb (Richard) Stockheimer, of Green Bay; Mary (Mark) Neumann, of Peshtigo; grandchildren, Katie Fisher, Kelly (Keegan) Nesvacil, Cole (Anika) Stockheimer, Andrew Stockheimer, Chloe (Jake) Crocco, Ross (Ashley) Neumann, Brad Neumann, Claire Neumann; great-grandchildren, Kaydence Fisher, Darcy and Max Stockheimer, Lena Crocco, Carson Nesvacil; sister-in-law, Sister M. Sylvia Egan; special friend, Maryann Kautzer; and other relatives and friends. 

Along with his parents and wife, Joe was also preceded in death by a sister, Dora Mae Binder; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Edward and Dorothy Egan.

A visitation for family and friends will be on Friday, August 18, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. until Noon at St. Raphael Catholic Church 830 S. Westhaven Dr. Oshkosh. A funeral Mass will be held on Friday at 12:00 p.m. at the church with Fr. Tom Long officiating. Burial will be in the Omro Cemetery.

Mueller Funeral Home-Winneconne is assisting the family. If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfh.net.  

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