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Clarence Milford Backstrom
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Birth: Nov. 19, 1911
Palo Alto County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jan. 27, 1973

The Laurens Sun
Thursday, February 1, 1973


Funeral services for Clarence M. Backstorm of Curlew were held Tuesday at the Hitchcock Chapel in Laurens with burial in Rush Lake Cemetery in Curlew.
The Rev. Thomas Parrot and the Rev. Lloyd Boomgarden officiated. Pallbearers were Robert Johnson, Donald Stokes, Joe Hood, Derryl Brodersen, Marshall Compton and Max Rouse.
Mr. Backstrom, 61, was killed Saturday in a two-car crash near Curlew. Authorities said he was a passenger in a car driven by Henry Grafe of Curlew, which collided with a car driven by another Curlew man, Raymond Smith.

BORN IN 1911
Mr. Backstrom, son of Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Backstrom, was born in 1911 at Curlew. He was married to Marjorie Vyonne Clark in 1934 and they made their home in the Curlew vicinity since that time. Mr. Backstrom was a member of the United Methodist Church.
Survivors include Mrs. Backstrom; three daughters, Mrs. Eldon Hurley of Curlew, Mrs. Steve Ericksen of Linn Grove and Mrs. Lloyd Nielsen of Greeley, Colo.; a son, Jerry Baxter of Spencer; and eleven grandchildren.
Also surviving are two brothers, Elmer and Reuben of Mallard; and three sisters, Mrs. Garth Hopkins of Laurens, Mrs. Jerry Kendall of Curlew and Mrs. Alice Birchrd of Gillett Grove. 
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  Marjorie Vyonne Clark Pieratt (1916 - 2006)*
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Rush Lake Cemetery
Palo Alto County
Iowa, USA
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Clarence Milford Backstrom
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Clarence Milford Backstrom
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