|Birth: ||Jul. 2, 1921|
|Death: ||Jun. 28, 2010|
St. Paul Pioneer Press (MN) - Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Age 88, of Oakdale Died June 28, 2010. Preceded in death by her infant son, Barry. Born July 2, 1921 to Olof and Minnie Anvid in Blackduck, MN. She had two brothers, Richard and Robert.
Her rural Depression era upbringing fostered a deep appreciation for the simple things in life. She loved God, family, nature, music and dancing. She always gave thanks for her many blessings, great and small, and she lived by the golden rule of "do onto others as you would have them do onto you".
Florence graduated from Bemidji State Teachers' College. It was while teaching in Staples, Minnesota she met the love of her life, Leroy Backberg. They married on December 17, 1944 and shared 65 wonderful years of love and devotion.
Together they raised their four children Brian, Bruce, Bonnie and Blaine who love both parents dearly. Florence's passion for music and religion culminated with her days in the First Lutheran Church choir in Duluth, MN, where she sang in many beautiful and moving choir performances.
Her appreciation for birds, song, humorous expressions, and competitive game playing combined with respect, dignity and love will live on forever in her extended family. In addition to Leroy and her children, her family includes Kathy (Brian), Cindy (Bruce), Mia (Blaine) and Susan Daniels (Bonnie); 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grand-children. Florence cherished all special moments spent with the children. Visitation at Willwerscheid Funeral Home, 1167 Grand Ave., St. Paul 4:30-8 PM Thursday. Service 1:00 PM Friday at Faith Lutheran Church, Staples, MN, with a visitation at church 1/2 hour prior to service. Interment Staples Cemetery.
Leroy Chris Backberg (1923 - 2012)
Barry Backberg (1958 - 1958)*
Evergreen Hill Cemetery
Created by: Janine Pellman Seis
Record added: Aug 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96232759