It was a pleasure to know him and to be one of his friends. My heart and soul go out to all of the Backensto family. Each and one one of you have been very special to me and Gwen. From our neighbors, to watching the girls, Cheryl and Kristen, become fine young ladies and mothers. As I said before, our heart's and soul go out to the family. My words can not express the sorrow that we feel. My God bless.