BACKEN, Olaf G. 1902-1978
BACKEN, GILL, ANDERSON, PETERSON
Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 3/7/2013 at 16:06:35
[Waterloo Courier, Thursday, April 27, 1978]
Services for Olaf G. Backen, 75, of 812 McCoy Road, will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Nicholas Catholic Church with burial in Calvary Cemetery. He died at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday at his home of a heart ailment.
He was born June 6, 1902, in Downsville, Wisconsin, son of Olaf and Anna Backen. He married Catherine Gill May 20, 1926 in Waterloo and she died in 1957. He was employed at Rath Packing Company for 43 years, retiring in 1967.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Beverly Anderson of 200 Gilbert Drive, Elk Run Heights; a brother, George Peterson of 517 California Street, Waterloo, 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
A scripture service will be Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at O'Keefe and Towne Funeral Home in Waterloo.
Black Hawk Obituaries maintained by Kermit Kittleson.
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