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Ervin Eugene Backen
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Birth: Sep. 16, 1927
Dunn County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Aug. 18, 1963
Cedar Rapids
Linn County
Iowa, USA

Ervin Eugene Backen, 35, Waterloo, Iowa, a former resident of the Downsville area, was drowned in the Cedar River in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Sunday August 18.
The son of Arthur and Velma Backen, he was born September 16, 1927 in Downsville. In 1961 he married Carol Anderson.
He is survived by his wife, Carol, a son, Larry, and a daughter, Kathy all of Prosser, Washington; his mother, Mrs. Lewis Bolles, Menomonie; and a sister, Alice, (Mrs. John Slotvig), Wilson.
Graveside services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 21 at Riverview Cemetery, the Rev. Robert E. Johnson officiated.
The Goodrich Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Obituary is from unknown newspaper.
Information is from Carol Strayer's research:
Ervin is the son of Arthur and Velma Backen and the grandson of Ole and Anna (Brostrom) Backen and the great grandson of Nicholas and Louisa (Dahlberg) Brostrom. His grandparents and great grandparents immigrated from Sweden. Ervin is the 2nd Cousin of Robert Fagerlind who married Carol Strayer's 3rd Cousin Elmonda Johnson.
Ervin served in the U. S. Coast Guard during WWII. 
Family links: 
  Arthur L Backen (1893 - 1949)
  Velma Mae Bailey Bolles (1903 - 1992)
  Alvin Backen (1925 - 1945)*
  Ervin Eugene Backen (1927 - 1963)
  Alice M Backen Slotevig (1934 - 2008)*
*Calculated relationship
Riverview Cemetery
Dunn County
Wisconsin, USA
Plot: Section 35
Created by: Carol Strayer
Record added: Mar 10, 2009
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Thank you Ervin for serving your country. Rest in peace.
- Carol Strayer
 Added: Mar. 10, 2009

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