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Bill Ginder
Submitted by: Tim Dotterer

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Cherokee Municipal Cemetery

Bill Ginder, 82, prominent Cherokee lawyer and former state senator and county attorney, died July 22 at St. Mary's Hospital in Enid after a short illness. His funeral was at 2 p.m., Wednesday, at the First Christian Church wit the Rev. John Bloss officiating. Burial was in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery directed by Goodwin Funeral Home.

Ginder was born May 4, 1907, on a farm near Aline. He graduated from Aline High School in 1925 and attended Northwestern State College in Alva for three years.

He played pro-basketball for the Olson's Swedes of Coffeyville, Kan., and had a record of 80 wins and 7 loses in 1927-28.

He continued his education and received his degree in law at the University of Oklahoma. He served as Alfalfa County attorney for several years.

On June 14, 1936, he married Fae Balfour in Enid. She died June 11, 1985.

Ginder was elected to the State Senate for two terms. He practiced law and farmed in the Cherokee area until his death.

He was a member of First Christian Church and the Corinthian Lodge No. 307 of Cherokee and received his 50-year award in 1985.

He is survived by a son, Mark; a daughter, Vicki Coffman; a sister, Vera Strate, and four grandchildren, all of Cherokee.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andy and Norma Rector Hinder; his wife; a son, Kent; a granddaughter, Kentra Ginder, and three brothers.

Memorials may be made to a favorite charity or to the Kentra Ginder Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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