Dan was born March 22, 1948, in Milwaukee,to parents George and Charlotte Binsack. After graduating from high school in Milwaukee, he attended the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee for one year before deciding to enlist into the U.S. Army during Vietnam in 1968.
In October 1991, Dan retired from the military as a Master sergeant, though had held the position of 1st Sgt while at the DLI San Francisco. He spent many years at Field Station Berlin, which was a military intelligence outpost. He was an instructor at the Defense Language Institute in San Francisco, where he taught German from 1985-1988.While in the military, Dan' s two true loves were being an instructor and the bond he shared with the N.C.O. cadre at Field Station Berlin and the D.L.I.
Dan was also passionate about being a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He truly enjoyed the fraternal bond he shared with his fellow Knights of Columbus members. Dan was also a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.
He is survived by his son, Andrew D. Binsack of Madison; daughters, Marina (John) of Berkeley, Calif. and Emily and Claire Binsack, both of Madison; brother, David (Mary) Binsack, of Rhode Island; ex-wife, Mary Filippou of San Francisco, Calif.; and other cherished family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 1,2009, at ST. THOMAS AQUINAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 602 Everglade Drive, Madison,with a visitation starting at 9:30 a.m. at the church. Monsignor Donn Heiar will officiate. Burial with full military honors will be at Resurrection Cemetery, Madison.