Birth Date: September 10, 1951
Death Date: March 7, 2018
Bette Grudichak-Binger, 66, of Decatur, IL, died Wednesday evening, March 7, 2018, at her residence.
Bette was born September 10, 1951 in Milwaukee, WI, the daughter of John and June (Mander) Grudichak. She married Rease Binger on December 29, 1975 in Rockton, IL.
Bette was a special education teacher at Roosevelt and Stephen Decatur Middle Schools and was a positive influence on the children she taught and tutored.
Surviving are her husband, Rease; step daughter, Jennifer Pace (Rob); step granddaughters, Alex and Korrina; brother, Tom Grudichak (Debi); sister, Carol Fitzpatrick; nieces and nephews, Kevin (Angela), Sean, Kate, Scott and bonus nieces Amber and Ashley.
Bette was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Karen and brother-in-law, Rick.
A prayer service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, March10, 2018 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, in Decatur, IL.
A Celebration of Bette’s life will be held Saturday, March 17th, from 2 – 4 PM at Old Kings Orchard Community Center, 815 N. Church Street, Decatur.
Memorials: Come Together, Let’s Walk – c/o Community Foundation of Macon County.
Bette’s family is grateful to TEAM BETTE and the many friends who supported us on this journey the past four years.
The Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Bette.
Condolences may be left to her family at www.gracelandfairlawn.com.