Clara Backes
 - 7/29/2003

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Clara Backes, age 94, of Columbus, Nebraska died Tuesday July 29, 2003 at the Columbus Community Hospital. Funeral Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday August 1, 2003 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus with Reverend Del Lape officiating. Burial will be in the St. Bonaventure Cemetery in Columbus. Visitation is after 4:00 p.m. Thursday with a 7:00 p.m. Vigil Service at St. Anthony Church. Visitation will continue Friday morning from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. also at the church. Memorials may be directed to donors choice.

Clara Backes was born May 22, 1909 in Lindsay, Nebraska to Frank and Isabelle (Schaefer) Albracht. She attended St. Bernard grade school. On February 25, 1930 she was united in marriage to Edward T. Backes at St. Bernard Catholic Church rural Lindsay. The couple lived and farmed near Lindsay until moving to Columbus in 1955. Clara worked for Dale Electronics for 20 years. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, St. Theresa Sodality, and St. Anthony Quilting Club. Clara enjoyed crocheting and quilting and made numerous afghans for wedding presents. She also enjoyed playing bingo, cards, baking pies and being with all her grandchildren who she loved very much.

She is survived by:

Daughter: Joyce (Erv) Wieser of Columbus, NE
Daughter: Carolyn (Ken) Cielocha of Columbus, NE
Daughter: Marilyn (Bill) Haney of Columbus, NE
Daughter: Joan (Bill) Kurtenbach of Columbus, NE
Son: Duane (Lois) Backes of Lindsay, NE
Son: Earl (Lenore) Backes of Arvada, CO
Son: Ken (Jane) Backes of Humphrey, NE
Son: Bill (Ginny) Backes of Milford, NE
Son: Dave Backes of Columbus, NE
Brother: Bill (Rose Ann) Albracht of Broken Bow, NE
Sister: Alvina Chevrier of Fremont, NE
Sister: Bonnie (Gene) Helmberger of Fort Morgan, CO
Sister: Darlene Korus of Lindsay, NE
Sister: Germaine (Ralph) Schmidt of Platte Center, NE
Close Family Friend: Donnie Wachal of Columbus, NE
37 Grandchildren and 78 Great Grandchildren

She was preceded by:

Husband: Edward T. Backes
Father: Frank Albracht
Mother: Isabelle Albracht
Daughter: Sr. Edna Backes
Infant Son: Jackie Backes
Grandson: Jonathan Backes
Brother: Alphonse Albracht
Brother: Clarence Albracht
Sister: Helen Breidert
Sister: Mildred Dalhauser
Sister: Gertrude Faltin
Sister: Loretta Finn
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