CARTER — Louis (Louie) John Bindl died May 2, in Urie.
He was born to Norbert and Marian Bindl on June 11, 1940, in Carter. Louie attended elementary school in a one-room school in Carter and finished his high school education in Mountain View. As a young man, he was employed as a sheepherder and enjoyed trapping.
“Louie” joined the military in May 1962 and immediately went to Naval Station San Diego, from there he went to Great Lakes, Ill., and from there went and served in the Vietnam War as a motorboat driver. After returning from the service, he went back to herding sheep, trapping and being a “cowboy.” He became good friends with many people in the area.
In 1963, he married Elaine Rickert, and they began their life together in a cozy little sheep camp, herding sheep in Uinta County. Later they moved to Mountain View where Louie became a range detective for the Uinta County Sheriff’s Officet. He was active in and continued to remain active in the American Legion.
As part of Louie’s job, he was very active in Search and Rescue. Several stories are shared about his adventures. If you were lost, “Louie” was the one to call – he was known as ‘Search and Rescue.’ You were never alone in the hills as he always had your back whether you knew it or not.
He is survived by his brother, Edward (Claudia) Bindl Sr, Post Falls, Idaho; sisters: Bonnie Dahlquist, Pocatello, Idaho’ and Nancy Scholz, Raeford, N.C.; sisters-in-law Vernita Bindl, Manila, Utah; Delean Bindl. Lander; Sally (Del) Lamb, Mountain View; stepbrother Butch Irving, Lander; brother-in-law, Phillip (Pam) Snow, Urie; numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine (Rickert) Bindl; parents, Norbert Bindl and Marian (Bindl) Irving; and two brothers, Halley Bindl and Ronald Bindl.
Services will be at the American Legion Hall in Fort Bridger Wednesday, May 7, at 11 a.m. with viewing one hour prior to services. Leonard Hysell will conduct the funeral ceremony. Craig Hysell will escort the riderless horse.
In lieu of flowers you can donate to Uinta County Youth Camp at 307-783-0313 in Louie’s name.
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