Joseph William Babinat, 66, of Marshalltown and formerly of Clutier, passed away Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Iowa River Hospice in Marshalltown. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 10:30 AM at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama with Chaplain Harlan Nuss officiating. Interment will follow at Oneida Cemetery in rural Clutier. Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 31, 2021, from 5-7 PM at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home.
Joseph was born on October 16, 1954, in Waterloo, Iowa, the first son born to John and Thelma (Schares) Babinat.
He graduated from North Tama High School in 1972.
Joseph was married to Darlene Bette Brown in 1976. Darlene passed away of cancer in September of 1996 at the Marshalltown Hospital.
On December 11, 1997, he married Betty J. Riemenschneider. He became stepfather to Jacob Kent and Jason Wayne Riemenschneider.
Joseph was employed at the Clutier Elevator and then by EC Henningson. He moved to Marble Rock, Iowa and worked for John Solomon building lagoons. Afterwards, he moved back home to Clutier and then moved to Texas and worked at Parker Brothers Quarry for nine years. In 1984, he came back to Marshalltown and started working at Manatt’s for thirteen years. He also worked for Jasper Construction in Newton, Iowa for three years and worked for Clint Vos doing welding and odd jobs for 1½ years. He retired from Jeld-Wen Windows at the age of 62.
Joe enjoyed his yard swing watching the cars go by and watching old Westerns on TV. Playing with his grandchildren, Holden and Harper Riemenschneider, was a very special time for Joe.
Joe is survived by his wife of almost twenty-five years, Betty J. Babinat; stepsons, Jacob Riemenschneider, and Jason Riemenschneider (Cassie Knecht); step-grandchildren, Holden and Harper Riemenschneider; three brothers, Robert (Joyce) Babinat, John (Nadine) Babinat, and Leo (Lisa) Babinat; four sisters, Nancy (Richard) Bloom, Julia Babinat, Margaret Babinat, and Rita Babinat (Todd Eichhorst); aunts and uncles; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his first wife; stepdaughter, Micki Brown; baby brother, Martin; and two sisters, Linda and Mary Babinat; and goddaughter, Linda Babinat.
Memorials may be directed to Iowa River Hospice.