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Janet K. Binde
May 08 1943 - Oct 25 2010
Janet K. Binde

       A memorial visitation for Janet K. Binde, age 67, of Watertown, SD, will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 28, 2010, at the Crawford Funeral Chapel in Watertown. A private committal service will take place on Friday at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Watertown.  Rev. Stephen Lauricella will officiate.  Janet lost her two year battle with lung cancer on Monday, October 25, 2010, at her residence.  She was the widow of Omar Binde.

     Janet Kay Binde was born on May 8, 1943, at the Bartron Clinic in Watertown, SD, to Carl and Roberta (Leaver) Udseth.  She was baptized at the Lutheran Church in Summit, SD, on October 17, 1943.  Janet spent most of her childhood in Summit and Northern Minnesota.  She was confirmed at the Summit Lutheran Parish on June 15, 1958.  She attended several grade schools between Minnesota and South Dakota.  Janet graduated from Summit High School on May 26, 1961.

     On August 10, 1963, Janet married Omar Alfred Binde in Summit, SD.  To this union, two sons were born, Troy Orin Binde on April 27, 1967 and Trent Wayne Binde on October 22, 1969.  Janet was employed for many years as a waitress at various restaurants which included The Other Place and Stone’s Grainery.  She also worked as a sales clerk for Red Owl, Woolworth’s and 81 Liquor.  

     Janet enjoyed spending time at the lake with her sons during the summer in her younger years.  As she grew older, she enjoyed crocheting, knitting, playing cards and board games, and spending time with her family and friends.  Janet’s grandsons became the sunshine in her days and stole her heart.  She spent a great deal of the last part of her life spoiling them.  Janet always loved animals and rescued many who were ill or in need of a home.  She especially loved her two dogs, Precious and Peaches, who helped her through the difficult times of her life.  Precious was very protective of Janet and her home, so she would spend time in lock-up when anyone came to visit.  She enjoyed walking her dogs until her health didn’t allow her to. Janet was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. She spoke highly of the caring staff at the Prairie Lakes Cancer Center. Her family would like to thank and is grateful for the support and care from Prairie Lakes Hospice.

     Grateful for having shared her life are her two sons: Troy (Cynthia) Binde and Trent (Becky) Binde and her two grandsons, Zachary and Zandar Binde all of Watertown, SD; and one sister, Joan Remboldt, of Guthrie Center, IA.

     She was preceded in death by her husband, Omar, in 2007; and her parents.



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Comment posted by: Lester and Alice Nelson
Fri 29th Oct 2010 04:09 pm
We sure are sorry for the loss. Janet was a great person and I have great memories of her while we were in Summit High. I know she will be a great lost to alot of family and friends. May she rest and peace. She will be missed
Les Nelson
Comment posted by: Elanora Welch
Fri 29th Oct 2010 10:02 am
I was so sorry to hear of Janet's death. She was so young. Dick died at 75 and I felt that was too young to leave us. I remember her as a good friend, and a good mother. Hope as the sadness fades you will go back to the good years you had to enjoy her. May she rest in PEACE. Elanora
Comment posted by: lee osterloh
Thu 28th Oct 2010 02:23 pm
troy and trent and families, just read on the internet the passing of your mom. i am so sorry to hear about that. i lost my mom about a month ago also, so know how hard it is. she was a great lady and always enjoyed spending time with her at work and at your home. my sincerest condolences.
Comment posted by: Marian Cleveland Neshiem
Thu 28th Oct 2010 10:51 am
My sincere sympathy to you both and your families on the loss of your dear mother and my dear life-long friend.It had been a joy to be back in her life these past 3 years even though we were miles apart, close in spirit. Many wonderful memories of your Mom and her laugh was contagious.May these wonderful happy memories sustain you both during your loss. Our last conversation she told me that her life journey had just begun and now she is on her way. God Bless Marian Cleveland Neshiem Georgeto
Comment posted by: Cindy Musch
Wed 27th Oct 2010 08:20 pm
She was like walking into a hug. Not everyone has that gift. Heaven is a sparkling place with her there.
Comment posted by: Greg Rames
Wed 27th Oct 2010 04:09 pm
Troy, my sympathy goes out to you and your family. Was always nice visting with her.
Comment posted by: Cindy Michlitsch
Wed 27th Oct 2010 01:57 pm
Trent and Troy and families, I got to know your mom through 81 Liquors. She was a very dear woman and was always concerned about others. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Give Peaches a hug for me,also.
Comment posted by: Val and Mark Bauer
Wed 27th Oct 2010 11:24 am
Trent, Becky, Zachary and Zandar,

So sorry to hear about Janet. Cherish all of the memories from over the years and all of the time you were able to spend together. I think back to the times when I was around your family and Janet, and I remember her voice and her laughter and how Zach and Zandar were the world to her. My girls continue to talk every year about Grandma Janet and her pool. She will be missed by all who knew her.

I leave you with this:

Gone from our sight,
but neve
Comment posted by: Skip Ronke
Wed 27th Oct 2010 10:12 am
Hey guys sorry to her of the loss of your mother--she was a heck of a great gal---Again sorry--Skip
Comment posted by: Randy and Laurie Benson
Wed 27th Oct 2010 09:29 am
Trent and Troy:

We were sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. Having been through the same type of illness with Randy's Mom last year, we know how difficult these last months have been for you and for her. Our thought and prayers are with all of you.
Comment posted by: Dan Udseth
Tue 26th Oct 2010 09:45 pm
Trent Troy and Family,
I am sorry for your loss. Janet and I grew up together in the early 60's. She was a very sweet person. I learned a lot about the world from her when I was a teenager. Someday if you'd like look me up on facebook I'll share some stories about your mother's formative years. --Danny Udseth
Comment posted by: Lucille Theye
Tue 26th Oct 2010 06:20 pm
We would like to extend our sympathy to the family of Janet. I've known her for many years.
Lucille and Richard Theye
Comment posted by: Darcy Dahlgren
Tue 26th Oct 2010 04:54 pm
I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember the great times we had working together at the Grainery and what a good friend she was to me. She will be missed.
Comment posted by: Holly Miller
Tue 26th Oct 2010 06:32 am
Trent, Troy and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Janet's passing. She was a very dear friend to me and so many others and I will miss her so much! Take comfort that she is no longer suffering and that she is now with Omar! Each time I hear an Abba song~ I will think of her.

Holly Paulsen-Miller
Comment posted by: Monica and Lew Feuerstein
Mon 25th Oct 2010 07:26 pm
Trent, Becky, Zachary, and Zandar, We are so sorry for your loss. Please know we are with you in spirit. We know Janet was loved, and will be missed. She was a good Grandma and a very good Mother.

Troy and Cindy we are sorry for your loss.
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