Larry Bina

Obituary of Larry Bina

Larry Joseph Bina, 75, of Perry, IL passed away on January 30, 2017 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL surrounded by his family. He is survived by his bride, Marsha, stepdaughters Yvette (John) West of Midlothian, TX, Patti (Joe) Saxer of Jacksonville, IL and Alisa Fernandes of Merritt, IL, as well as four granddaughters: Cassi Ruyle, Cydny Saxer, Carmyn Saxer, Eden West, and a grandson Caleb West. A sister Betty Jean Patterson of Wichita, KS and several nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Mary Ann Strecker of Topeka, KS and his mother in-law Mardell (Bill) Lidgard of Chambersburg, Illinois.

Larry was born on February 28, 1941 to George and Emma (Oborny) Bina outside of Lincolnville, Kansas. The middle child and only boy of three children, he was raised farming and causing mischief, playing baseball, racing motorbikes, and doing Old West character reenactments in Abilene, Kansas. Along with helping on the family farm, he ran bulldozers for a total of 45 years, eventually starting his own excavation company, Bina Dozer Service. During the 90s, he also began raising emus on his Twin Feathers Emu Ranch. His favorite pastimes included polka dancing, fishing, hunting, skeet shooting, and flying with his brother in-law Lloyd Patterson who preceded him in death.

He married the love of his life, Marsha (Lidgard) Fernandes, on June 29, 1996 and inherited a ready-made family after a whirlwind romance blossomed long distance via a precursor to online dating. He became a boyfriend, fiancée, husband, dad, and grandfather all within 12 months and he took it like a duck to water.

He loved spending time watching his grandkids play sports, sing in school programs and passed his love of the outdoors and guns along to them and his daughters.

Larry was a loving, caring, compassionate, generous, understanding and ever patient husband, father and grandpa and his easy going, instantly likable, funny (and mischievous to the end) personality will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be held at 11am on Friday, February 3, 2017 at the Chambersburg Christian Church with burial to follow in the Oakland Cemetery in Meredosia. Visitation will be from 9-11am on Friday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the family. Online condolences may be left to the family at The Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Pittsfield is in charge of arrangements.