Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Binzs in:
 • Resurrection Cemetery
 • Mendota Heights
 • Dakota County
 • Minnesota
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Rev Leo Binz
Birth: Oct. 31, 1900
Stockton
Jo Daviess County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 9, 1979
Maywood
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Roman Catholic Archbishop. Archbishop Binz was the sixth Archbishop of Dubuque. It is believed that he was the first priest of the Rockford, Illinois Diocese to become a Bishop. Archbishop Binz was ordained a Priest on Mar 15, 1924, and was ordained a Bishop in December of 1942. In 1942, Binz was named the apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Winona, Minnesota due to the failing health of Bishop Francis Kelley of Winona. In 1943 he was named the Coadjutor Bishop of that Diocese. While in Winona, Binz established The Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary, centralized all the offices of the diocese, and started the plans for building the first cathedral in Winona. In 1949 he was named the Coadjutor Archbishop of Dubuque at the request of Archbishop Rohlman. He then became Archbishop of Dubuque when Archbishop Rohlman died in 1957. Archbishop Binz helped to develop Catholic high schools, including Wahlert High School in Dubuque. Archbishop Binz also helped in establishing the North American Martyr's Retreat House in Cedar Falls, as well as helping to expand Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese. In 1962 Archbishop Binz was named Archbishop of the Saint Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese. He held this position until his retirement in 1975. (bio by: Jesse) 
 
Burial:
Resurrection Cemetery
Mendota Heights
Dakota County
Minnesota, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Jesse
Record added: Jun 26, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7623898
Rev Leo Binz
Added by: Jesse
 
Rev Leo Binz
Added by: Bonnie (Gallagher) Gilson
 
Rev Leo Binz
Added by: Bonnie (Gallagher) Gilson
 
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Cindy
 Added: Oct. 9, 2014
Happy Birthday & Happy Halloween
- Tracey Reid
 Added: Oct. 31, 2013

- Cindy
 Added: Oct. 31, 2013
There are 61 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.2 after 22 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service