John E. Binger

June 8, 1959 – Sept. 10, 2021


John E. Binger, of Milford, was born June 8, 1959, to Dwight and Ruth (Huelle) Binger in Central City.

He graduated from Grand Island High School in 1977. On July 11, 1981, John married Valerie Appel, and to this union was born a daughter, Elizabeth. They lived in the Plainview/Creighton area. John worked for Thrivent as a financial advisor. In his free time, he enjoyed Husker football, singing, playing cards and gardening/landscaping. John passed away Sept. 10, 2021, in Milford, at the age of 62 years, 3 months and 2 days.

He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Binger, Lincoln; ex-wife, Valerie Binger, Lincoln; siblings, Richard (Jeri) Binger, New Cambria, Kansas, Julie Drobny, Staplehurst, Evelyn Von Kampen, Norfolk; many nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members. John was preceded in death by his parents, Dwight and Ruth Binger; sister, Mary Binger; brother-in-law, Marlin Drobny; niece, Crystal Von Kampen.

The funeral service was Sept. 14 with burial at the Laurel Hill Cemetery in Neligh. Memorial contributions are suggested to Our Redeemer Lutheran Ministry Center or the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. Condolences may be left for the family online at


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