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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He was a good friend for many years. My best condolences.

 Posted June 23, 2017 - 5:27pm
Tami (McKinney) Maxwell

I met Christy 3 years ago, when I was visiting in Fulton. We are cousins and he gave me information & stories of the Binggeli family and my Great Grandmother Anna. I am so blessed to have met him, my prayers go out to everyone in the family.

 Posted June 23, 2017 - 1:15am
Margaret (Mallinckrodt) Gergen

Blanche & Christy (Mr and Mrs Binggeli) always welcomed me into their home and Christina's friend and classmate, as I am sure they did all their children's friends, as well as their own friends, neighbors and families. Their hearts were open and caring as evidenced by the many community-building organizations they supported with their time and energy. I am sorry to hear of his passing.

Mother (Betty Bates) was saddened that she was unable to attend the visitation and services and asked me to let you know that she sends her condolences to all of you. We recalled so many good qualities about Christy when we talked yesterday - his steadfastness, his kindness, his quiet generosity, his loyal participation in so many good causes. We are all fortunate to have had him touch our lives.

Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of loss.

 Posted June 20, 2017 - 6:20pm
Joe & Doris Hackman

Many fond memories of Christy and family. listening to the music he made, visiting on Albert and Rosalee's porch. Being part of the family dragging a net for fish in the shallow waters after a flood. But biggest memory of Christy is the friendly, family loving, people loving person that He was. Spent many years away when we lived in Belton and Grandview but as soon as Christy saw you it was like you had never been away. Christy will be remembered by all as the friendly, loving man he was. Deepest sympathy to the family, we have lost a sweetheart of a person but heavern has a new angel.

 Posted June 20, 2017 - 6:15pm
Charles F.( Fred) Case

We were neighbors for many years on Grand Street in Fulton. Sorry that I missed today, just found out about Mr. Binggeli. You all have my deepest sympathy.

 Posted June 20, 2017 - 12:19am
Mary Walker

By reading the obituary he lead a full, productive life. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you who will miss this fine father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

 Posted June 19, 2017 - 8:28pm
David & Dorothy Kleindienst

Chris has been a friend of our family for many years and a fellow musician. I ( Dorothy) always enjoying dancing waltzes with him and the last time I saw him he left him walker and we danced. Our thought and Prayers are with his family..

 Posted June 19, 2017 - 10:26am
Jane Bell

What a lovely man! He always had sparkle in his eye and a smile on his lips. I know he'll be missed by all. He loved life.

 Posted June 19, 2017 - 9:51am
Willie Boyd

Mr. Binggeli led a wonderful, useful life. He set a great example for all of us to try to follow. We will all miss him.

 Posted June 19, 2017 - 9:14am
Leanna Stupperich

Sorry to hear of his passing. Unfortunately we can't make the funeral, but will keep everyone in our thoughts and prayers. Aunt Grace also sends her love.

 Posted June 19, 2017 - 12:40am
Sandra Tharp Fritz

Deepest sympathy to each of Christy's children & grandchildren, to all of his family. I am saddened to learn of his passing.
My Dad, Westwood Tharp, and Christy were lifelong friends, probably worked at the shoe factory together in the 30s & played in bands together for decades. I heard Christy's name a lot around our home because of the music & their friendship.

When my Dad had a light stroke in the early 90s, he gave up his guitar playing. Your Dad visited him & tried to get Dad to take up steel guitar because he thought it would be a way for Dad to keep playing. Also, about 10 years after that, sadly Dad had to reside at Fulton Manor Care Center. Your Dad & several other musicians played there for the residents once a week. It was a highlight for Dad & I would always take Mom out on those evenings to listen & visit with your Mother, too. Those are sweet & precious memories of your Dad for me. He was reaching out to bring that wonderful gift of music to Dad & the others, including my Mom :& me. We are indebted to him for that especially.

Again, deepest condolences to each of you.

 Posted June 18, 2017 - 11:39am
Julie Calfee

Sorry to hear of Christy's passing.

 Posted June 16, 2017 - 4:46pm

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