Walter “Wally” Joseph Bina, age 76 of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2019 at St. Marks Living in Austin, MN. Wally was born in Davenport, Iowa, to Aloysius Sr. and Helen (Cook) Bina on May 23, 1943. He went to grade school in Davenport, Iowa, then he attended Pine City High School in Pine City Minnesota. On August 30, 1960 he enlisted in the Navy. While in the Navy, he obtained his GED. On July 2, 1964, Wally went into the Navy reserves where he served until his honorable discharge on October 12, 1966. He worked for General Motors in Michigan for 3 years. On June 14, 1997, Walter married Jacqueline (Engbrecht) Martin at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Austin, Minnesota. He spent all of his adult life as a roofer working for various companies including Charley’s Roofing. Walter’s hobbies over the years consisted of reading, raising children, and socializing in coffee shops, his favorite coffee shop was the Steer Truck Stop and Sportts Restaurant. He also liked to play pool, and loved to go hunting and fishing. Walter will be missed by all that knew and loved him.
Survivors include his wife, Jackie Bina of Austin, MN; children, Boyd (Pat) Bina of Vadnais Heights, MN, Anthony Bina of Tennessee, Joezette (Ken) Havemeier of Cambridge, MN, Tara (Todd Oestreich) Thomas of Stacy, MN, Jerid Swanson of Mounds, MN, Jason Bina of Austin, MN, Jamie (Nathan) Florence of Kentucky, Amber Martin of Austin, MN, Marissa (Dominiqut Farrow) Perez of Austin, MN and Cody (Nicole Rieman) Perez of Austin, MN; 21 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; siblings, Joan Sanders, Margaret (Johnny) Haug, Barbara Romp, Aloysius Bina Jr., Julia Reed, Helen Schmidt, Theresa Sawatzke, Charley (Kim) Bina, David Bina, Michael (Patty) Bina, Daniel (Sue) Bina, Rosemary (Gordon) Lynch, and Mark (Denise) Bina; sister-in-law Sandy Bina; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Aloysius Sr. and Helen (Cook) Bina; sister, Florence “Sue” Bina; brothers, Thomas Bina and Raymond Bina; brothers-in-law, Tom Romp, Roger Reed, Allen Schmidt.
Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Cedar Valley Services in Austin. A reception will be held immediately following the service. Pastor Dale Christiansen and Pastor Kim Bina will be officiating. Military honors are by American Legion Post 91 and V.F.W. Post 1216 promptly at 1:00 p.m. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.