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Vincent Frank Backes

Vincent "Vince" F. Backes, age 84 of Bonnots Mill, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at Autumn Meadows Skilled Nursing Facility in Linn.

Vince was born December 25, 1928, in Bonnots Mill, a son to the late Leo and Louise (Bescheinen) Backes.

Vince attended school in Bonnots Mill. He also served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict.

On June 6, 1953, he was united in marriage to Rosanna Meamber in Bonnots Mill. She survives at the home.

Vince was employed by the Missouri Pacific Railroad for 9 A½ years than for the Missouri Department of Corrections as a cook supervisor, where he worked for 33 years, until his retirement in 1989.

Vince was a member of St. Louis of France Catholic Church in Bonnots Mill; he was a "Golden Eagle" in the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2653 in Jefferson City, and a member of American Legion Post #5 in Jefferson City.

Vince enjoyed gardening, woodworking, fishing, camping and traveling. He was an excellent cook and loved to have his family over to eat. Vince was known as a "jack of all trades". There wasn't anything that he couldn't fix.

In addition to his wife of 59 years, Rosanna, he is survived by: one daughter, Debbie Jaegers and her husband Leroy of Loose Creek; one son, Daryl and his wife Debbie Backes of Jefferson City; three brothers, William "Bill" and his wife Nancy Backes of Jefferson City, Donald "Donnie" and his wife Jane Backes of Holts Summit, and James "Jim" and his wife Carol Backes of Bonnots Mill; one sister, Bette Pfahl and her husband Edward "Eddie" of Loose Creek; six grandchildren and spouses, Tanya (Kurt) Huber, Derek (Tami) Jaegers, Jennifer (Cory) Brondel, Devin (Mery) Jaegers, LeAnn (Mark) Hoelscher and Justin (Sarah) Backes; 17 great grandchildren, Kaylie, Chase, Garret and Trenton Huber, Lexi and Lani Jaegers, Reese and Blake Brondel, Noah, Faith, Hope, and Landon Jaegers, Brody and Brylee Hoelscher and Lexi, Asher, and Grayson Backes.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Bernice Backes.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 3, 2013, at Morton Chapel in Linn.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 4, at St. Louis of France Catholic Church in Bonnots Mill with Fr. George Kramer as the celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. Louis of France Parish Cemetery with full military honors.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

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Rosanna Reading the New Tribune this morning, I read the obituary for (Pooch) as I knew the name. I did not know this took place and want to tell you how sorry I am to read this. What a wonderful long marriage you two had and Knowing from experience, still not enough time. I will keep you in my prayers, and If you get to JC and have time, maybe we could meet. I thank you for our friendship and good memories. Friend Betty Edwards

Betty Edwards Feb 25 2013 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. You have our deepest Sympathy.

Lonnie & Mary Ann Hartman Feb 2 2013 12:00 AM

We wish to extend our sympathy Rosanna and the family. May God bless you.

Al & Mary Kremer Feb 1 2013 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Steve & Helen Kliethermes Feb 1 2013 12:00 AM

Vince You will be sadly missed by wife , Children and your Family. RIP

Donald @Jane Backes Jan 31 2013 12:00 AM

Dear Backes Family, My Grandmother was a first cousin to Vince's Mother. I want to express my thoughts and prayers for you at this time. Peace, Michael Stephen Steve Jackson

Michael Stephen Steve Jackson Jan 31 2013 12:00 AM

To Rosanne, Betty Lou, Don, and all the family, I am so sorry. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Maryann Samson Jan 30 2013 12:00 AM

I am sorry for your loss. Will keep all of you in my prayers.

Rosie Mantle Jan 30 2013 12:00 AM

We are sorry for your loss

Kenny & Jolene Backes Jan 30 2013 12:00 AM