Eva M. Binstock, 94, peacefully left this world with the angels to eternal life on Sunday morning, July 15, 2018, at St. Luke’s Home in Dickinson. Visitation for Eva will be 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, at Stevenson Funeral Home with a rosary and vigil service being held at 6:00 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 19, at Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Msgr. Tom Richter celebrating. Burial will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery in South Heart.
Eva was born June 24, 1924, on the family farm near South Heart, the eighth of nine children born to Frank and Elizabeth (Goetzfriedt) Froehlich. She attended rural school near her home and graduated from St. Pius High School in Scheffield, ND in 1941. She had a love for learning and went on to Dickinson Teachers College to obtain her teaching certificate and taught in the Daglum community from 1942 to 1947.
Eva married Ralph Binstock on June 4, 1946, and together they raised eight children on a dairy farm south of South Heart. Eva loved the farm and was a hard working farm wife, a loving mother and grandmother. She was an excellent seamstress who created many beautiful embroidery and crocheted items which she shared with her children, grandchildren and friends. Eva excelled in cooking and always had delicious meals and baked items (particularly kolaches, caramel rolls and German potato salad). Eva had a special “green thumb” and loved working in her vegetable and flower gardens. Playing cards and Bingo with family and friends brought her much joy and many laughs.
Eva was a Stark County resident her entire life and a strong farm community supporter. She worked diligently to ensure the South Heart Senior Citizen Center was successfully organized and served as president for several years. She always found time away from the busy farm to volunteer for many years as an election worker for Stark County. She was also a member of the St. Anthony Club and the Christian Mother’s Society at her local parishes. For twenty years (1967-1987), Eva’s strong faith and dedication to the Lord helped her prepare children for their First Holy Communion at South Heart’s St. Mary’s Catholic parish. One of her greatest achievements was winning a new car through her work selling subscriptions during the early years of the Dickinson Press. In 1988, Eva and Ralph retired to Dickinson, where she continued to dedicate her services as a home health care provider for St. Joseph Hospital, Evergreen and Easter Seals.
Eva is survived by her daughters, Gladys (Rex) Mitchell of Fort Collins, CO; Marcy Schmidt of Elgin; Judy (Jerry) Tuhy of Killdeer; Paula (Fred) Lengowski of Dickinson; sons, David (Joyce) of Dickinson; Dale (Jane) of Bismarck; Jeff (Lori) of South Heart; and Mike (Sara) of Dickinson; 20 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.
Eva was preceded in death by her husband Ralph in 2007, her parents, her siblings, Frances Schmidt, Joseph Froehlich, Rose Roeder, John Froehlich, Monica Heck, Cecilia Binstock, Anton Froehlich and Barbara Binstock; and a son-in-law, Dennis Schmidt.
A special thank you to the staff of St. Luke’s Nursing Home that took special care of her. As mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, aunt and friend to many, she will live on in our hearts forever.
In lieu of flowers, Eva’s family suggest making a donation to a memorial of your choice.
Burial Date: July 19, 2018
Funeral Home Dickinson, ND
Church Queen of Peace Catholic Church
Funeral Mass: 9:00 a.m., Thursday, July 19, 2018, Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Dickinson, ND.
Rosary and Vigil: 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 18, 2018, Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson, ND.