H. Harrison "Binks" Saathoff

Friday, June 25, 2010

H. Harrison "Binks" Saathoff, age 83, of Storm Lake, passed away Saturday, June 19, 2010 at the Methodist Manor Retirement Community in Storm Lake.

Funeral services were Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake. Burial was in the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.

Harrison Saathoff, son of Henry M. and Alice Saathoff was born June 10, 1927 on a farm south of Storm Lake. Growing up he attended and graduated from Hayes Consolidated School in 1944.

On Aug. 10, 1948 he was united in marriage to Dorothea Marie Grotjohn at the Evangelical and Reformed Church of rural Schaller. This union was blessed with two children, Sharon and Rick.

Binks was an active member of the United Methodist Church where he was baptized and confirmed. He took great pleasure in spending time with his family. He enjoyed many years of farming in the Storm Lake and Rembrandt areas. He was associated with Farm Bureau Insurance Company for many years. Binks had a passion for restoring antique Farmall tractors.

Binks was a gentle and kind man who enjoyed telling stories and having friends stop by his shop for a visit. He will be deeply missed and will remain in our hearts forever.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Dorothea (Dot); children, Sharon (Jay) Butterfield of Storm Lake and Rick (Joan) Saathoff of Canton, S.D.; grandchildren: Ryan (Jill) Lalone; Sherae Lalone; Becky (Jesse) Coudron and Beth Saathoff; great grandchildren, Aubree and Katelyn Lalone; a brother, Clifford (Patsy) Saathoff of Texas and a sister-in-law, Ruth Saathoff of Arizona and many nieces and nephews.

Binks was preceded in death by his parents, Alice and Henry; and a brother, Harold (Fritz) Saathoff.