CHRISTY M. BINGGELI
Christy M. Binggeli, 98, of Fulton was called to his Heavenly home on Thursday, June 15, 2017.
Born in Portland on January 25, 1919, Christy was the son of the late Fred L. Binggeli and the late Anna (Kresl) Binggeli
Christy was united in marriage to Blanche Gaddy on June 29, 1946. They were happily married for 64 years.
Christy graduated from Mokane High School in 1937. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the South Pacific.
Christy began his career with International Shoe Company prior to the war. After the war, he worked for Central Dairy, Danuser Machine Shop, City of Fulton, and Central Electric Company. Prior to his retirement, he also worked the family farm in the evenings and on weekends. Christy was a member of IBEW Local 257 for over 50 years, American Legion Post 210, VFW Post 2657, IOOF, and Court Street United Methodist Church. He enjoyed playing music for over 70 years as a member of various bands including the Dixie Fox Trotters and the Kingdomaires. He volunteered with the Meals on Wheels Program, played music at The Fulton Senior Center, local nursing homes, and Missouri Veteran’s Home. Christy enjoyed nothing more than playing cards.
He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his three children, Christina Johnson (Jerry) of Flower Mound, Tx., Fred Binggeli (Ann) of Columbia, Mo., and Larry Binggeli (Pat) of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; six grandchildren, Carl Binggeli (Cary), Jeffrey Binggeli (Sarah), Julie Hicklin, Ryan Johnson (Brittany), Melissa Funderburk (John), and Michael Binggeli (Linda); eighteen great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents and wife, Christy was preceded in death by sister, Rosalee Schmid.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 19, 2017 at Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton with Pastor Bruce Williamson officiating. The family will greet friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at the funeral home. Interment with Military Honors will be in Callaway Memorial Gardens.
Memorial donations are suggested to Central Missouri Honor Flight, Fulton Senior Center, or Court Street United Methodist Church, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Boulevard, Fulton, MO 65251.
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