It was a beautiful service for a beautiful man. The family thanks all our family and friends who joined us to celebrated the unique life of Duane Binnall. There will be a hole where he once stood in our lives but our hearts will be full of love for him always.
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In lieu of sending flowers the family appreciates donations made in honor of Duane to the following associations:
Duane Ralph Binnall, 75, passed away on Monday, October 18, 2010 in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Funeral services were held at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Westmond Ward, with Bishop Ben Thompson conducting. Burial will be in Whispering Pines Cemetery.Duane was born on June 29, 1935 in Griswold, Iowa to Ralph and May Binnall. He graduated high school in Baldwin Park, CA, and attended Mt. San Antonio College in Pomona, CA. He went on to serve his country in the National Guard.
Duane married Peggy Byrne on November 5, 1955 in Yuma, AZ. The couple made their home in Rancho Cucamonga, CA and Duane worked as an electrical contractor for over 40 years. In 1994, they retired to North Idaho and moved into their home at Bottle Bay on Lake Pend’Oreille.
Duane was an accomplished private pilot, earning his license in 1954. He logged hundreds of hours in his plane, including many trips into Idaho’s backcountry airstrips. He is a member of the LDS Church, Westmond Ward, and loved being of service to his church. He was also a member of the Aircraft Owner and Pilot’s Association. He enjoyed his family, flying, and traveling.
He is survived by his wife Peggy Binnall of Sagle, ID; one son Brent (Lucy) Binnall of Sagle, ID; three daughters Cynthia (Chris) Carr of Acton, CA, Lisa (Gary) Snyder of Spokane, WA, and Jillene (Claude) Straub of San Diego, CA; nine grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one brother Eugene (Myrna) Binnall of El Cerrito, CA; and mother-in-law Frances Byrne of Rancho Cucamonga, CA.
Memorial donations may be made in Duane’s name to the American Heart Association, 710 2nd Avenue, Suite 900, Seattle, WA 98104, or the Idaho Aviation Foundation, Inc, PO Box 2016, Eagle, ID 83616.
Please feel free to sign Duane’s online guest book.