June 27, 1930 - November 27, 2017
Service Date: December 5, 2017
Church Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery with military honors. Condolences may be conveyed to the family at behrenswilson.com
Robert Binegar, 87, Rapid City was born June 27, 1930, in Dixon, SD to Claude and Irene (Thompson) Binegar and passed away peacefully at his home on Nov 27, 2017.
His family moved to Rapid City in 1938. After high school, Bob entered the US Army as a Paratrooper, serving from 1948 to 1952. In 1956, he successfully graduated from Allied School of Mechanical Trades in Chicago, IL and worked as a draftsman and carpenter before starting his own construction company.
In 1959, he married Ann Moore at Canyon Lake Methodist Church in Rapid City. They moved to Nebraska and then settled in Gregory, SD, both working at Binegar Construction Co., while raising 4 children.
In 1975, Bob left Gregory and took his family to the Flathead V alley area in Montana where he enjoyed the mountains and wilderness area where he hunted, fished for salmon and picked huckleberries. When the children left home, he and Ann became snow birds and traveled to Arizona and Nevada, enjoying hiking, fishing and ting tinging.
In 1997, Bob and Ann moved back to South Dakota to be close to family and friends.
Bob is survived by sister-in-law Polly Binegar Rapid City SD, son Bart/Patty Binegar Houston TX, son Mark Binegar Box Elder SD, son Darc Binegar Kalispell, MT, daughter Tracey/Bob Scott Box Elder SD, 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Bob was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 53 years Ann, sister Marie Ellis, brother John Binegar, mother Irene Thompson Ibsen, step-father Elmer Ibsen and father Claude Binegar.