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Matthew Binford 01/14/2023

Matthew Binford, age 68, of New Richmond, left us too soon on January 14, 2023.  He was born March 8, 1954 in Greenfield, Indiana to Doris and James Binford. He graduated from Stillwater High School in 1972 and started his career at Andersen Windows. In 2011, he retired from Andersen Windows after a 39 years.  Matt cherished being outside grilling for Mama and sitting on the porch together.  Matt loved to golf and treasured his time with family and friends. He was a great brother and best friend. His daughter said he was the best hand holder. Matt will be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend. He was everyone’s rock, and you could always count on “Binny” for a good laugh.  He may have had a tough exterior, but deep down he had a huge heart and was just a big teddy bear.  Through organ donation, Matt was able to give the gift of life to two other families.  Matt is proceeded in death by his parents, James and Doris Binford, his in-laws, Curt and Betty Bottolfson and grandson, Brayden Binford.  Matt is survived by his wife Kathy Binford; daughters, Harper (Andrew Zywiec) Binford and Hayley (Joseph) Needham; grandsons, Graham and Brigham Needham; brothers, Mitchell (Diana) Binford, Michael (Boyd) Binford and Mark (Kathleen) Binford; nieces and nephews, Carly (Erick) Ohman and family, Godson Cole (Stacy) Binford and family; sisters in law Debbie (John) Shattuck & family, Krissy (Randy) McCann & family; and Aunt Carol “Deano” Rihm, along with many other friends who he thought of as family.  Funeral service for Matt took place at First Lutheran Church, 218 County Road K, New Richmond, Wisconsin, on Monday January 23, 2023 at 1pm.  Visitation was at 11am.  Reception immediately followed the service and was held at the New Richmond Golf Course,  1226 180th Ave, New Richmond, Wisconsin. Arrangements with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

Click here to watch a recording of Matt’s service.


  • RONDA HEINBUCH Posted January 15, 2023 7:48 pm

    Thoughts and prayers

    • Susan Wallace Posted January 17, 2023 6:19 pm

      Such a Sad loss, Great Guy to work with, and for him, he will be missed… prayers to his family!

  • DWIGHT E WOLTER Posted January 16, 2023 2:04 pm

    oh my.. so sorry … he was a good man . I enjoyed working with him greatly…. my prayers to all …

  • Janet Wallace Posted January 16, 2023 2:19 pm

    Such an awful loss. My deepest sympathy to all the family!

  • Tim Larson. Posted January 16, 2023 2:45 pm

    My thoughts and prays go out to all that knew Matt. Family and friends, a great guy.

  • Dave Pettis Posted January 16, 2023 3:37 pm

    I am so sad to hear of this loss…he was a good friend/person and working partner, always fun and enjoyable to be around. A Husband, Father,Grandfather, and Friend that will be missed.

  • Denise Berman Posted January 17, 2023 8:31 am

    My heartfelt prayers go out to Kathy,Harper,Haley and the famil!y !

  • Kathy Fuller Posted January 17, 2023 11:50 am

    May you know that the Lords light is shining upon you all at this very difficult time! Your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers and will be for the upcoming days!!

  • Bob and Monica Bartkey Posted January 17, 2023 3:34 pm

    Great husband, father, and grandfather. Good man and a great friend. I will miss his humor and words of wisdom. I will miss him like you wouldn’t believe. I am heartbroken. Our thoughts and prayers for the family members. 🙏

  • James B Posted January 17, 2023 3:46 pm

    Matt was a great person, he always had something to either talk or laugh about, be it just me talking to him, or if Brayden. It’s been a hard time for Harper and her family these past few months, so thank you to everyone who has been supporting them!

  • Bob Bune Posted January 17, 2023 5:45 pm

    I’m sad to hear of Matt’s passing. He was a great friend. I’ll miss him forever. My prayers will be with his family for a long time.

  • Sam Rose Posted January 17, 2023 5:59 pm

    One of a kind for sure. Matt was a great person with some of the best humor a man could have. Good all around likable guy that I am proud to say was a friend. I’ll have a Budweisers or two for you my friend. RIP Matt.

  • Paul Mattson Posted January 17, 2023 6:02 pm

    Really sorry to hear this sad news. God speed

  • Susan Wallace Posted January 17, 2023 6:24 pm

    Sad Loss, Great Guy to work with and for, he will be missed, Prayers to the family!

  • Jean kelley Posted January 17, 2023 7:08 pm

    Kathy and girls So sorry to hear of your loss. What a difficult few months for all of you.

  • Marshall Boumeester Posted January 17, 2023 7:24 pm

    A great guy and infectious laugh or iconic chuckle if you will. Always fun to raise a beer with Matt and great golf teammate. Thoughts and prayers for the family. RIP Binny.

  • Janet Edin Posted January 17, 2023 8:03 pm

    So, so sorry Kathy and family

  • Craig Wahlquist Posted January 17, 2023 8:47 pm

    Great guy, RIP Matt

  • Bruce Lundeen Posted January 17, 2023 9:31 pm

    I am so sorry to hear the news of Matts passing.I injoyed working with him, he a great supervisor, and a great person.

  • Dave Hobbs Posted January 17, 2023 11:57 pm

    Sad to hear we’ve lost a great guy! Matt was one of my favorite supervisor to ever for work for. Enjoyed talking golf with him and he had great sense of humor. He’ll be greatly missed

  • Daniel Sittlow Posted January 18, 2023 2:53 am

    Rest In Peace Matt, you will be missed by everyone who knew you. My prayers go out to all of your family. God bless you all.

  • Jim Stepan Posted January 18, 2023 5:19 am

    Sorry for your loss Matt was a good friend who will be missed by all that knew him.

  • Tim and Sandra Meyer Posted January 18, 2023 8:12 am

    Absolutely one of the nicest, funniest guys I’ve ever known. I was lucky enough to have known him, work with him. Both Sanra and I are thinking of you and the entire family, such an incredible loss for all!!

  • Bill & Sandy Burtzlaff Posted January 18, 2023 8:34 am

    So sad. A best friend forever. Prayers and condolances to Kathy and the entire family. Rest in peace my friend from the Coot.

  • Gayle (Heimann) Briceno Posted January 18, 2023 1:35 pm

    I knew Matt ever since Junior High as he hung around with my brother and they became the best of friends. He was a wonderful person. My prayers and thoughts are with the family and friends he left behind. RIP Matt, you will be missed.

  • Brad Swanson Posted January 18, 2023 2:16 pm

    RIP Matt! Marshall mentioned his chuckle,,so infectious. I got to know Matt right after he graduated high school, and started at AW! He was a wonderful steady guy. Always good for a laugh, he loved to make others smile. Kathy you and your family have Kim and my sympathies.. We lost a good friend.

  • Greg hamble Posted January 18, 2023 5:49 pm

    What a great guy .. was my foreman at Andersen windows . I have some great memories at and out of work .. so sorry for the families loss .. god bless ..

  • James Olson Posted January 19, 2023 5:48 am

    My condolences

  • Roger Robidou Posted January 19, 2023 10:18 am

    Sad to hear of Binnys passing. My condolences to the family. Matt was a fun person to talk to, his humor always brought a smile to me. He will be greatly missed.

  • Dan Olson Posted January 19, 2023 10:28 am

    So sad to hear of Matt’s passing. My deepest sympathy to Kathy and the Binford family.
    Rest in Peace Matt.

  • Brenda Midbrod Posted January 19, 2023 4:32 pm

    Kathy and families. My heart weighs heavy for all of you. He did leave way to soon! Prayers and Hugs to you all. RIP Matt.

  • Dave Junker (the one in Texas) Posted January 19, 2023 7:09 pm

    This is such heartbreaking news. You don’t meet many people like Matt in your life and I feel grateful to have known him. He was truly hilarious with a devious sense of humor and an infectious laugh. A great storyteller. He was also a beautiful soul with compassion and integrity. My deepest condolences to Kathy and the family. Binny left us too soon but He will be a legend forever.

  • Danielle & Shaun Sipple Posted January 20, 2023 12:22 pm

    Hayley and Family,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. It sounds like he was a great guy. Please know that we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers!

  • Sallee Sullivan Posted January 20, 2023 12:59 pm

    My condolences to KThy and her family. I’ll always remember Matt fondly on his brother Michael’s birthday party in Key West. He was a wonderful companion and caregiver to me. May God be with you Matt. You’ll be a wonderful addition to heaven ❤️ ✨️ ♥️ 💕.

  • Satch Posted January 20, 2023 2:45 pm

    You left way too soon Binny but the memories will last forever. Hockey on Sunday mornings in Hudson. Golf on Sundays in New Richmond with Mitch and Bert’s. Whenever I saw you it was “hi Satchmo or with a big smile on your face you’d say “how’s it going Cheesehead”. You were one of a kind and I’m so glad I got to spend a little time with you. You leave behind a great family. God bless them all.

  • Heidi Smith Erspamer Posted January 22, 2023 11:08 am

    My sympathies go out to the Binford family. My parents became good friends with Jim & Dorsey when they moved to Stillwater from Indiana. Many great family memories were made over the years. I will always remember Matt as having an ever present twinkle in his eyes and a grin on his face. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.

  • Jeff Wieden Posted January 27, 2023 12:29 pm

    Binny was one of the good guys and I am so sorry for the family’s loss. I counted Binny as one of my really good friends. So many memories, Valley league baseball, High School sports and many years of fast pitch softball. He was always so much fun and he could make anyone laugh. He was in my wedding and I still remember what a wonderful person he was. Matt had so many friends and he will be missed. Rest in peace my friend.

  • Jeff & Terrie Heimann Posted January 31, 2023 1:11 pm

    I considered Matt my best friend for 57 years. He was always there for you when you needed him. All who knew him knew his great sense of humor and compassion for others. He came from a great family Mom, Dad, 3 brothers and their families. He and Kathy made a wonderful family with Harper and Hayley and his grandsons. He was fun to golf with, fish with, converse and chuckle with and have a drink with. A truly great person to all. Gone way too soon. RIP my Bro. We will love and miss you forever. Here’s to you Matt…a CC and water! “The Spirit is in the sky…”

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