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Carl Reuben Backstrom
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Birth: Aug. 2, 1898
Death: Jan. 6, 1978

The Emmetsburg Democrat
January 12, 1978
page 8


Mallard - Lifetime Palo Alto County resident Carl Reuben Backstrom of Mallard died Friday, Jan. 6, 1978, at the Palo Alto County Hospital. He was 79.
Funeral services for Mr. Backstrom were held Monday, Jan. 9, from the United Methodist Church in Mallard. The Rev. Dale Batcheler officiated over services.
Burial was in Rush Lake Cemetery, Mallard, with Schellhammer Funeral Home of Mallard in charge of arrangements.
Casket bearers were Harold Birchard, Jerry Backstrom, Garold Hopkins, Dick Johnson, Harry Matthiesen and Keith Horsman.
Carl Backstrom was born Aug. 2, 1898, at Curlew, the son of Olaf and Anna Backstrom. He grew up and received his education in Curlew.
On Dec. 10, 1924, Elberta Grass and Carl Backstrom were married. The couple farmed near Mallard until 1965 when Mr. Backstrom retired and the couple moved into the town of Mallard.
Surviving are his wife, Elberta; and children, Ronald of Ayrshire, Dean of Curlew, Mrs. Arlene Wills of Mallard, Mrs. Dean Peterson of Sanborn and Mrs. Frank Bramley of Vail, Ia.
Also surviving are 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Esther Kindall of Mallard and Mrs. Garth Hapkins of Laurens.
Mr. Backstrom was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, one sister and one granddaughter. 
Family links: 
  Alberta J. Gross Backstrom (1905 - 1990)*
  Ronald Earl Backstrom (1925 - 2006)*
  Dean Leroy Backstrom (1927 - 1987)*
  Jean Jeanette Backstrom Peterson (1933 - 2005)*
*Calculated relationship
Rush Lake Cemetery
Palo Alto County
Iowa, USA
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Carl Reuben Backstrom
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