February 9, 1930 - December 22, 2019
Mary Wileden Binning, age 89, passed away at her home surrounded by family on December 22, 2019. Mary was born in Madison, WI to Arthur and Harriet Wileden. She graduated from Madison West High School where she was the editor of the school newspaper. She graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin at Madison with a BS in Home Economics. She married fellow Badger, Robert C. Binning in 1952, recently celebrating 67 years together. They resided in Fond du Lac, WI at the time of her death. Mary was a teacher in the Cincinnati, Madison, and Fond du Lac (Sabish) school districts. She was an active volunteer and lifelong learner, working with many community programs including Campfire Girls Inc. in Marshfield as a leadership trainer and council president, Master Gardeners, delivering meals and visitations to Oakwood Retirement Community, and as an instructional materials aide at elementary, middle, and high school levels in Madison and Marshfield. She loved to camp, teach and create, sewing including several family wedding dresses, weaving on a loom, gardening, and cooking different cultural dishes. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Fond du Lac. Throughout her life she was active in the churches she was a member of, serving as a Sunday school teacher, deacon, and elder. She leaves behind her husband, Robert C. Binning, three children, Susan Hamilton (Scott) of South Charleston, WV, Marcia Obukowicz (Tim) of Rhinelander, WI, and Thomas Binning (Roseann) of Watertown, WI and grandchildren Amanda Hamilton and Eric Hamilton, and by her brother, John (Donna) Wileden of Madison, WI. She is also survived by international students hosted by Marica and Tim Obukowicz: Dmitry Deniskin, Elías Thorbjornson, Okan Yunusoglu, Alena Inkova, Jorge Araya Rivas, and Lin Su. She was preceded in death by her parents. VISITATION: Friends and family may call on Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM at First Presbyterian Church, 1225 Fourth Street, Fond du Lac. SERVICE: A memorial service will take place on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 11:00 AM at First Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Presbyterian Church of Fond du Lac or Agnesian Hospice Hope.
Mary Wileden Binning, age 89, passed away at her home surrounded by family on December 22, 2019. Mary was born in Madison, WI to Arthur and Harriet Wileden. She graduated from Madison West High School where she was the editor of the school... View Obituary & Service Information
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