Richard "Dick" Marvin Binder

June 14, 1936October 8, 2020

Richard "Dick" Marvin Binder, age 84, of Merrillville, IN passed away October 8, 2020. Survived by his wife of 36 years Beverly, his children Sandra (Gregg) Pellot, John (Michael) Binder, Kristen Binder-Mitcheltree; five grandchildren Jennifer, Brian, Zach, Lukas, Amanda; four great-grandchildren; two sisters Diane (Tony) Hirsth, Judith (Dean), sister-in-law Carolyn (Craig) Meinbresse, foster sister Mary Lynn Wallace; many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 10:30 AM at the First Presbyterian Church (7898 Taft Street) Merrillville, IN; Rev. Paul Anderson officiating. Cremation to follow. Friends may visit with the family on Monday, October 12, 2020 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 8178 Cline Avenue (1/2 mile south of U.S. 30) Crown Point, IN. Friends may also visit at the church Tuesday morning from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM (time of service). Mr. Binder was a U.S. Navy Veteran Per Governors mandate masks are required and please practice social distancing


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    Tuesday, October 13, 2020


Richard "Dick" Marvin Binder

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Nancy Kolember-Westvang

October 13, 2020

Dear Sandi, Johnny and Kristen,

I’m so very sorry for the loss of your dad. May you and your families be comforted by the many wonderful memories that you have. May he Rest In Peace.

With deepest sympathy,

Kristen Mitcheltree

October 13, 2020

Thank you to everyone that came out tonight to say goodbye my father. We were so touched to hear stories about how he touched everyone he met . A lot of small world connections that we didn’t even know about. He was a wonderful father and grandfather, and apparently just an all around great guy from what I’ve heard. Thank you all, we really appreciated the kind words and gestures from all of you.

Tina Sanderson

October 12, 2020

Although we only met Dick a few times.
Once when he came to England to visit Sandi and her family another at Jenni and Micahs wedding.
We know how much he meant to his family and will be missed by all.
Love and best wishes from the Brits xxx

Tom and Martie Schultz

October 11, 2020

Lady Di.
So very sorry for loss of your brother. While We did not know him personally, we can only imagine he had to be a wonderful person, based on how we know you to be. Take care. Be safe. And know you have friends that love you like Martie and I.
Tom and Martie Schultz

Carl Caparrotta

October 11, 2020

I met Dick thru his daughter Sandra and realized what a nice man he was. We had some nice talks on the Naples pier. He was one of a kind . After our talks he nicknamed me Norton He will be missed

Michelle Skrabala

October 10, 2020

Marvin would come to Smartbelly every Monday - Friday for his coffee. I will miss his face, voice & talking with him. He will be deeply missed at the YMCA. I know Marvin is with Jesus now & My husband & I look forward to seeing him in heaven one day. Jay & I love you Marvin. May God Bless you & shine his face upon you all the days of his life. Amen

Mary Stooksbury

October 9, 2020

My heart goes out to Kristen and the entire Binder family during this difficult time. Even though he will be missed terribly by those left behind, know that he is now safe in GODs arms. Another Angel to watch over us.


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