Robert E. Bingham

Mr. Robert E. Bingham of Boerne, Texas, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on January 24, 2012, at 3:45 P.M., at the Stone Oak Care Center in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 87.

Robert was born March 16, 1924 to Oscar L. Bingham and Martha Dollie Addison Bingham. He grew up and attended school in Kenedy, Texas. After graduating high school, Robert went on to serve his country in the United States Army. He was a proud World War II Veteran. Upon returning from the War, Robert returned to Kenedy and on, February 25, 1947, he married his beautiful wife of over 64 years, Ida Madsen Bingham.   Together, Robert and Ida started their family and had 3 daughters and 1 son.

Robert is survived by his beloved wife, Ida Madsen Bingham; his daughters, Lana Green of Fair Oak Ranch, Elaine Ahrens and husband Roger of Georgetown and Janet Switalski and husband Michael of San Antonio; is one son, Robert E. Jr., and wife Nola of Houston; his sisters, Aleene Goehlke and Faye Shock; and his 8 wonderful grandchildren and 4 beautiful great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; his 7 sisters; and his 4 brothers.

Visitation was held Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 11:00 A.M. – 12 Noon, with Funeral Services beginning at 1:00 P.M. in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Walter Hill III officiating. Burial followed in the Choate Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were, David Green, Daniel Bingham, Brannan Ahrens, Mark Petree, Nathan Petree, Paul Hefferman and Landon Smith. Honorary pallbearers were, Roger Ahrens, Michael Switalski and Craig Brown.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to, Choate Baptist Church Cemetery Trust Memorial Fund, 6335 HWY 239, Kenedy, Texas 78119.