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Carol Arlene Binder

07/02/1936 - 02/01/2020

Carol Arlene Grunert Binder, 83, passed away while surrounded by loved ones in her home in Mesa, Arizona on February 1, 2020.  Carol was born on July 2, 1936 in Stamford, Nebraska to Irwin and Hazel Grunert.  She attended country school in Princeville, Illinois and graduated from Princeville High School.  Carol settled and raised her children in Peoria, Illinois .  She worked at Pabst Brewing Company, retiring after over 20 years of service.  Carol married LaVerne Binder in 1982 and they became Arizona snowbirds.  They loved the retirement life and eventually made Arizona their permanent home.

Carol led a fulfilling and active life.  She had a great sense of humor and a ready smile.  She loved the outdoors, bingo, theater, making favorite foods and desserts for family gatherings and just being surrounded by friends and family.

Carol will be missed and was greatly loved by all those she left behind including her four children: Bill (Carla) Carter & Ann Reed, both of Arizona, Susan (Gary) Fraase & Shelley (Mark) Davis both of Illinois.  Grandchildren: Matthew (Karen) Carter, Mark (Jenna) Carter, Alex Reed, Heather (David) Greer, TJ (Kelly) Fraase, Brittany Cashdollar, & Lindsay (Nathan) Wineinger.  Great grandchildren:  Amber, Anthony, Blue, Lincoln & Daisy of Arizona & Cole, Corgan, Cannon, Ali, Adi, Aurora, Bella, Layla, Ruthie, Tessa, & Joanna of Illinois. Sister: Bertha (Walter) Hulvey.  Nieces: Lynne Hulvey and Patty (Jason) Lantz.

Carol was preceded in death by grandson Jeremy Reed and husband LaVerne Binder.


  • I am so sorry to get this news. I have a sense that love runs deep between each of you & your mom and grandmother, and she was wildly in love it all of you. Ever cheerful, easy-going… she was a good friend. Sending my love to you all & holding you in my heart. Linda

  • All of you are in our thoughts and prayers as you celebrate the life of your dear loved one!! May your memories of her beautiful life comfort you!
    Love, Randy and Linda Dayhoff

  • Krista Sheridan

    I was lucky enough to meet this wonderful woman through her grandson Mark. She was always smiling and happy when I would get to see her at family events. I know she will be looking down from heaven on all of her family with a big smile on her face.

  • Jeff and sandy gauwitz

    May she rest in peace

  • I worked with Carol at Pabst…she was a good friend and a sweet and gentle person. You have my sympathy.

  • What a wonderful person, she had a great sense of humor and was one wise woman! Rest in peace, Carol.

  • Judy and Jim Carter

    We are saddened by the passing of your Mom and Grandmother. She always had a beautiful smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. RIP

  • Dear Ann and Bill,
    Your mother was such a warm and friendly person. Her radiant smile and caring heart always made me feel and without a doubt many others loved and appreciated. Carol just had a way about her that was so sincere and adored by her family and her friends. Carol will continue her legacy through the two of you, her grandchildren and great grandchildren. What an honor to have known her and to have called her my friend. Endless blessings to you, Bill and Ann and your families.

  • Rosemary and Carl Zilch

    Carol was a very sweet sister in law and always a happy and positive person to be around. Will alway remember all our many camping trips together where our children played together and had so many great times together. She has left us now but her memories will live on with us for all our lives. We love you Carol, and will miss your ready smile. She raised two great kids, Ann & Bill, and we will keep you both in our prayers while God is healing your hearts from your great loss. Love, Aunt Rosemary and Uncle Carl

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