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MTA Hall of Famer, Herb "Grizz" Binsbacher Passes

Herbert E. “Griz” Binsbacher, Jr., 82, of Gravois Mills, MO, formerly of Kansas City, MO, passed away on March 17, 2018. Born March 9, 1936, to Anna Binsbacher (Hamm) and Herbert E. Binsbacher, Sr., of Stanton, MO, where he later graduated from Sullivan High School in 1953. Herb joined the US. Army in 1956, continuing to serve for 31 years, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer 4th class U.S. Army Reserve. A life-long gunsmith, Herb was a 25-year veteran of the Kansas City Police Department with career emphasis in firearm and ballistic science, firearm instruction, marksmanship excellence, successfully representing the department in multiple local, state and national firearms competitions.

Herb was an active member of the Missouri Trappers Association where he served many years as the treasurer. During the many years that he served in the association, he was later inducted into the MTA Hall of Fame. Herb loved his family deeply, lived an exceptionally full life, believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, and was a member of West Union Baptist Church. He is survived by two daughters, Mary Ann (Keith) Felts, Plattsburg, MO and Ruth Ann (Kevin) Kolb of Overland Park, KS; grandsons, Myron, Brandon, Reggie (Samantha) Felts; Scott (Crystal) Kolb, and great-granddaughter, Heidi Allene Kolb. Funeral services with full military honors will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 24th, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. The family will receive friends from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, at the funeral home. Private family graveside services and interment will be held in Stanton Cemetery in Franklin County, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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