Chester Binkowski

Chester O. Binkowski, age 80, of Charlotte peacefully passed away into the loving arms of his Savior on Monday, February 6, 2023. He was born September 26, 1942, in Charlotte the son of Martin and Anna (Poskarbiewicz) Binkowski. Chet graduated from Charlotte High School with the class of 1960. He then went on to work in the experimental engineering department at General Motors for 31 years. On December 7, 1991, he married Fay Maggard in Woodland. Chet had a passion for preparing magnificent food and baked goods. It was this passion that led him and Fay to open Fay’s Evelyn Bay in Charlotte. Together they enjoyed watching their business grow while serving the people of their hometown. Chet had a deep love for the land and was always a true farmer at heart. He enjoyed playing cards and working in his garden. Chet’s first love was always his family, and his grandchildren held a special place in his heart.
Chet is survived by his wife, Fay; children: Craig (Maureen “Moe”) Binkowski of Coldwater, Eric (Norma) Binkowski of Woodland, Steven (Michelle) Binkowski of White Lake, Erica (Omar) Limas of Olivet, Jessica Dunn of West Palm Beach, Florida; grandchildren: Clay (Alyssa) Binkowski, AJ (Nicole) Binkowski, Gretchen (Jody) Worona, Andrew (Jess Koah) Hinz, Allie (Bill) Hrit, Ikaika Binkowski, Anela Binkowski, Steven Binkowski, Michael Binkowski, Christina Binkowski, Isaac (Kathy) Nisse, Marquise (Isabel) Zendejas, Myia Limas, Grace Limas, Hayley McLeod, Chandler Morris; great grandchildren: Sophia, Lincoln, Dwayne, Shelby, Warren, Ashley, Natalie, Madison, Aiden, Ava, Ivy, Cairo, Elio; sisters-in-law: Joan Binkowski, Helen Binkowski; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Elizabeth, Paul, Carl, Tom, Irene, Russell, Tony, and Shirley.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at 2 p.m. at the Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home with Pastors John Bailey and Steve Byrens officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral home just prior to the service.
Those desiring may make contributions in Chet’s memory to Eaton Community Palliative Care 2675 S. Cochran Rd., Charlotte, MI 48813.
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