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Aretha Mae Binder

Feb 19, 1939 - Apr 16, 2024


Aretha Binder was born on February 19,1939 in Logan County, West Virginia and passed away on April 16, 2024 at the age of 85. She moved to Sheboygan in 1967 to start a new life. When all the children were in school Aretha went to work at Wigwam Mills as a Knitter for 19 years. Aretha then moved to Nashville, TN where she had to learn how to drive before moving. After several years she then moved back to Sheboygan to be with her grandson, Paul, her very favorite to the end and everyone knew it. Aretha met the love of her life, David Binder, and they were united in marriage on September 13, 1997. They enjoyed many adventures together over the years. Aretha enjoyed her housekeeping jobs at Memorial Hospital, Progressive Nursing Home and Harmony of Sheboygan. She also enjoyed her bear collection, lunches with her friends, and more than anything, she enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Aretha is survived by her husband, David; children, Donna Holbrook Fischer and Donald Holbrook (Cynthia Walton); mother-in-law, Theresa Beinemann; grandchildren, Paul Fischer, Ryan Holbrook and Emily Holbrook (fiancé Devin Gavin); adopted daughter, Debra Grois Livermore; nieces and nephews, William (Vicki) Oney, Robert (Lori) Oney, Bradley (Lisa) Oney, Minda (Tony) Schmitz and Zeff Oney. She is preceded in death by her parents, Rex and Donnie Oney; brothers, Orville and Roger Oney and aunt, Pauline Lanham.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 26, 2024 at Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th St., Sheboygan, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. A memorial fund in Aretha’s name has been established.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at St. Mary’s Hospital in Green Bay for their care of Aretha.


Date: Friday Apr 26, 2024
Time: 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]

Funeral Service

Date: Friday Apr 26, 2024
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]



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Julie Rios

Hi David, it’s your cousin Julie, Maryanns daughter,, just sending our condolences from my brother Tom and I. We are so very sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful lady. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers, sincerely, Julie Rios and Tom Brachmann.

John & Joyce Messner

We are saddened to hear of the loss of your wife, mother, and grandmother. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

Joel Fischer

Your mother was a kind, honest and wonderful person and it was an honor knowing her!

Nanci Vreeke -Enders

David & Family; I'm sorry to hear about Aretha's passing . I always enjoyed our visits. Such a strong gal who endured so much. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with each of you,