LOIS M. BINZ, 84 ROCHELLE - Lois M. Binz, 84, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Shabbona, Illinois. Lois was born November 19, 1929, in rural Rochelle to John and Rosa (Brauer) Stein. She married Andrew D. Binz on January 26, 1957, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Rochelle. Lois graduated from Ashton High School in 1948, and then graduated from Swedish American Nursing School in 1950, as a registered nurse. She worked at Swedish American Hospital until 1958 and then took a position at the Rochelle Community Hospital until she retired in 1990. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew, on April 18, 1998, and siblings, Rogene Schade, Pauline O'Brien, Robert Stein and Shirley Young. Lois is survived by her son, Nick Binz of Rochelle; daughter, Janice (Arnold) Madsen of Rochelle; one granddaughter, Andrea Madsen; two sisters, Mary Lou (Paul) Henry of Rochelle, Joyce (Don) Gilbert of Kingwood, TX; brother, Duane (Linda) Stein of Rochelle; brother-in-law, Robert Young of Rochelle; sister-in-law, Wanda Stein of Naperville; along with many nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at St. Patrick Catholic Church of Rochelle, with Father Juan Ayala officiating. The visitation will be from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Tuesday prior to the funeral. Burial is at St. Patrick Cemetery in Rochelle. Memorials may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church or to the Rochelle Community Hospital. Visit www.ungerhorner.com to sign the online guestbook.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Mar. 21 to Mar. 22, 2014