Dale Backer, 81

Published 11:22 am Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Funeral mass for Dale Backer, 81, will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at St Patricks Catholic Church in LeRoy with Father Steve Peterson officiating. Burial will take place in the Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. till time of service at the church.

Dale W. Backer, age 81, of Brownsdale and formerly of LeRoy died Sunday Sept. 5, 2010, at Austin Medical Center in Austin.

He was born Nov. 14, 1928, in Ashton, Iowa, to William Backer and Henrietta (Kappes) Backer. He attended and graduated from Ashton High School and graduated from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. Dale lived with his parents for the majority of his life. He was an avid gardener and worked for Libby’s in Rochester for many years.

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He is survived by three brothers, Elmer (Deloris) Backer of St. Paul Park, Clarence Backer of Sioux City, Iowa, and Leon Backer of LaMirada, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Gene and Gerald and a sister Elvira.

Condolences may be left at www.Hindtfuneralhomes.com