Bruce Binder

Profile Updated: September 10, 2015
Bruce Binder
Residing In: Oak Creek, WI USA
Spouse/Partner: Kathy
Occupation: Retired
Children: Brent, born 1975 and Brian, born 1979 from first marriage. No children from 2ND marriage. Three grandchildren, More…Brandon, Logan, and Isabella. However Logan passed away shortly after birth. My youngest son Brian, and his wife Melissa just had a baby girl, Genevieve Irene, on 8/26/15. Happy to be grandparents again!
Military Service: Marine Corps  
Yes! Attending Reunion

I went in the Marine Corps right after High School, and spent a year in the states and a year in Vietnam, came home and married Bonnie. We divorced in 82. Got married again in 86. Worked at the VA in West Milwaukee from the time I got out of the Marines. Got an apprenticeship as a Mason and did that for about 5 years, then became a Supervisor in charge of Grounds Maintenance and Transportation. I had up to 50 people working for me until they started cutting back, and back and back. When I retired 2 years ago, we were down to 17 people. I had to contract allot of the stuff out that we use to do. A sign of the times. I met Kathy at the VA, and she still works there. She has a little over 4 years to go. She works in the Fiscal area, and is in charge of all the credit cards. We spend most of the Summer cruising around the state on the Harley, and usuallly spend a few weeks in Florida during the Winter. Alan Spiegel and I have been close all these years. He retired a year before me, and we spend allot of time together fishing and hunting. It's good to be retired!!!

How often do you get back to Milwaukee, or are you still living in the area?

We're still in the area. When Kathy and I got married, we moved South a little, and then ended up buying a home in Oak Creek about 11 years ago.

What did you want to do or think you were going to do when you finished high school?

I was tired of school and had made up my mind to enlist in the Marine Corps.

What did you always want to do that you haven’t done yet?

We have allot of close friends that are also Harley riders, so we want to plan a nice trip along the Mississippi. There's allot of beautiful country out there to see.

High points of your life since high school?

Outside of the obvious, like the second marriage and the grandchildren, I would have to say last year Kathy and I got to ride in the 105Th Harley Anniversary Parade. That was like a once in a life time experience. Really something to be a part of. Seeing all of those thousands of people yelling and cheering and waving flags. Really overwhelming.

Bruce's Latest Interactions

Hide Comments
Bruce Binder has left an In Memory comment for Walter Price.
Feb 08, 2019 at 3:33 PM

My condolences to Becky and the family.  It is really hard to believe he’s gone.   Wally, Al Spiegel, Jack Goodwin, Kerry Donnell, John Pollack and I did many, many wild and crazy things together, during and after high school, and when they were in college.  We always had great times together.  I’ll never forget those times.  I’ve shared many of the crazy stories with my two sons, and other friends.  They always bring smiles and laughs.  Wally and I met a few times at the Harley Anniversaries.  Always a good time.  We emailed each other.  I  asked him how the weather was just the other day.  He said skiing in the mountains is great…Rest in peace my friend.  God Bless.

Bruce Binder posted a message.
Jan 24, 2019 at 11:49 AM

Have a Great day young lady, and an even better New Year!!

Bruce Binder has a birthday today.
Dec 08, 2018 at 3:33 AM
Bruce Binder has a birthday today.
Dec 08, 2017 at 3:33 AM
Bruce Binder has a birthday today.
Dec 08, 2016 at 3:33 AM
Bruce Binder has a birthday today.
Dec 08, 2015 at 3:33 AM
Bruce Binder added a comment on Profile. New comment added.
Sep 14, 2015 at 7:50 AM

Posted on: Sep 10, 2015 at 5:36 PM

Retire in 2011 and loving it.
Bruce Binder updated profile. View.
Sep 10, 2015 at 5:34 PM
Dec 08, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Happy birthday buddy. Now you are as old as Wally. I'm next. What's going on? We are should have been dead a long time ago. Merry Xmas too.

Bruce Binder has a birthday today.
Dec 08, 2014 at 3:33 AM