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January 27, 2013
Funeral Mass for Edna Binek, 84, of Dickinson will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 1, 2013 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, with Father Shannon Lucht celebrating. Burial will take place at St. Joseph?s Catholic Church. Visitation will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Stevenson Funeral Home Dickinson with a prayer service being held at 7:00 p.m. Edna passed away Sunday, January 27, 2013 at St. Benedict?s Health Center, Dickinson. Edna Pflepsen was born January 10, 1929 to Peter and Natalie (Marthe) Pflepsen in Richardton, ND. She grew up on the family farm near Richardton and attended grade school in Taylor and Richardton. Edna attended high school in Yankton, SD, graduating from Mount Marty High School. She returned to Dickinson and began working as a cook at Binek?s Rec Center. It was here that she met Theodore Binek. They were married on October 26, 1948. The couple made their home east of Dickinson where they raised their children and operated Binek?s Coal Mine. Later, Edna worked at the KC and American Legion clubs in Dickinson. Her most rewarding job came as a school bus driver. Edna thoroughly enjoyed the challenges of the job and the responsibility for getting the children safely to and from school. She retired from driving bus in 2001. Edna enjoyed reading, fishing, playing cards and taking care of her dog Missy. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the ARC. She was among the group of mothers and other individuals in the community who worked to establish the ARC chapter in Dickinson in the early 1960?s. Edna met the challenges of her life with good spirit, humor and perseverance. Edna is survived by: a son, Tim Binek, Dickinson, ND; daughters, Eileen (Sylvester Fernandez) Binek, St. Paul, MN and Clarine Binek, Dickinson, ND; a brother Raymond Pflepsen, Richardton, ND; a sister, Gladys Fandel, St. Cloud, MN. She was preceded in death by: her parents; sons: Lawrence, Gerald and Kevin; a daughter, Ann Margaret; five brothers and sisters; and beloved dog, “Missy”. Edna?s family prefers Mass Memorials to be given to the donors home parish. in Edna?s name.