James Clifford Binder

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Jim Binder, 62, of Unionville, our joyful and most kind-hearted brother, uncle, and devoted friend was born into eternal life on Thursday, October 17, 2018 at his home. Jim was born in Bay City on February 24, 1956, the son of the late Arthur and Helen (Bambach) Binder. He was employed with Michigan Sugar and for over half of his life was the owner and operator of Binder’s, a bait shop and gas station in Unionville. Jim was always there to do anything, for anyone, from any walk of life. He enjoyed building, boating, spending time outdoors, and above all, spending time with his friends and family. His presence would light up the entire room, and he will be deeply missed. Jim was like a father/brother/uncle/best friend to his nephew, Dennis Binder; Jim was always known for his kind and thoughtful ways. Jim leaves to carry on his legacy, his siblings: Dick (Betty) Binder, David (Gerry) Binder, Janet (Andy) Canepa, Joyce Berglund, Marilyn Reedy, and Berniece Binder, along with many nieces, nephews, friends, and his beloved dogs, Bear and Rocky. In addition to his parents, Jim was welcomed home to heaven by his brother, Ronald Binder and brother-in-law, Dean Reedy. Jim’s family will be present to receive visitors on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 12:00 Noon until the time of his 5:30 PM Funeral Ceremony at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Humane Society of Bay County. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.

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  1. Oh, Jim. So happy we connected last winter when up ice fishing after so, so many years. Our visit with you made us smile so much. Such was your life, taking care of and making others smile. And so many wonderful dogs you cared for! I still remember Herc. Love to your family and of course to Bear and Rocky. May you all find peace in your wonderful memories. Bless your kind soul, Jim Binder. You will be missed. ??

  2. Sorry to hear of the passing of your brother, Dick. Praying for you, Betty and family. God Bless and take care of you during this time is sadness.

  3. So sorry to here we lost a great man God be with you and all his family rest in peace my friend trapper Dave

  4. I have so many stories
    , all were tales of adventure. Thanks Jim for all the memories.
    See you at the campfire in Heaven.Tears falling . Rusty

  5. I have not seen you in many years but it sounds like you had a great life. A lot of fishing and hunting I’m sure. Can remember driving on the bay ice in that old freezing Volkswagen Beetle. You went too soon. See you on the other side .

  6. Fish Point will never be the same without you brother. Man we had many great times. It’s funny I was just telling someone about the nat that got caught in your ear canal. It think about you telling me that story I still laugh. Miss you brother.
    Greg Kralik

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