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Paul Erich Robert Binder

Paul Erich Robert Binder passed away at his home June 2, 2011 in Springfield, Missouri. He was born December 21, 1938, in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Paul and Cecile (Morin) Binder.

He graduated from Cabool High School in 1956 and attended SMS in Springfield. He entered the United States Air Force, serving in Lackland, Montgomery and Minot Air Force bases in the field of pharmacy before pursuing a career in respiratory therapy at Saint Louis University Hospital, Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Minot, North Dakota, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Melrose Park, Illinois, and Saint John’s in Springfield, Missouri, retiring in July, 2008.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Trudy Trimble.

He is survived by his children, Brenda Binder and Deborah Kauffman of Minot, North Dakota, Charles Binder of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Mary Meador of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Andrew Binder and Alexander Binder of Romeoville, Illinois; grandchildren Jordan, Joshua and Isaac Kauffman of Minot, North Dakota, and Christian Binder of Highlands Ranch, Colorado; and siblings Barbara Spice of Springfield, Rev. Mark Binder of Piedmont, Misssouri, Marilyn Saler of Cabool, Missouri, and John Binder of Springfield.

A funeral Mass was celebrated in Saint Agnes Cathedral at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 6, 2011, with burial in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield.

Memorial contributions may be made in Paul’s memory to the St. John’s Respiratory Student Scholarship Fund, 1235 E. Cherokee, Springfield, MO 65804.

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