|Birth: ||Apr. 23, 1920|
|Death: ||Sep. 19, 2010|
Dorline Backlund, 90
Dorline M. Backlund, 90, died September 19, 2010. She had lived the past few years at Knute Nelson home, with declining health.
Dorline was born April 23, 1920 in Glenwood to Theodore and Minnie (Prottengeier) Neumann. Dorline graduated from Villard High School in 1938. She worked in Minneapolis for a time and then married Boyd Backlund on June 18, 1944. The couple lived in the Alexandria area the rest of their lives, most of those years at their home in Country Club Heights.
Dorline was a mother and a homemaker and was self-employed, first in a tourist laundry service, and then making custom draperies and lampshades. Most recently, she designed silk bridal arrangements for weddings in the Alexandria area.
Some of the things Dorline enjoyed were her family, sewing, canning, gardening, crafts and woodworking, as well as fishing and boating at the family's lake cottage on Lake Ida. She also loved music and was a long-standing member of the First Lutheran Church choir.
Dorline is survived by her two sons, Alan (Sandy) Backlund of Lafayette, CO, and Curtis (Robin) Backlund of Alexandria; five grandchildren, Paige (Oscar), Betsy (Richard), Corey (Jill), Jay and Lindsey (Pete) Bruzek; three great-grandchildren, Tait, Sidney and Christian; and her sister, Marcella (Marcy) Melby of Alexandria.
Dorline was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd; and brother, Martin "Mike" Neumann.
A memorial service was held September 30 at First Lutheran Church in Alexandria with the Rev. Sherry Billberg officiating. Music was provided by Colleen Anderson, Bob and Pat Peterson and Randy Morken.
Inurnment was at Kinkead Cemetery. Honorary urn bearers were Dorline's grandchildren.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.
Echo Press, Published October 01, 2010, 12:00 AM
Boyd Alan Backlund (1919 - 1986)*
Created by: Wilfred Alan Revering
Record added: Jun 24, 2011
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