“Joe, Marie, Ed and Greg, I just want to say that it was an honor to know your Dad, he was a kind, generous man. Please accept my sincerest condolences, and may your memories of him bring you peace and consolation.
“Joe, Marie & family,
Our condolences to you all. Leon was a wonderful neighbor. We will miss talking with him and seeing him work in the garden. He was a good man. Hold the memories close to your hearts.
“Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
“To Marie, Joe & family,We are glad that we knew Elby and all the stories he could tell. He will be missed by many people that got the pleasure of knowing him. Time will pass but the memories will always be there.
“Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
“Greg and family,
We are extending our sympathy in your time of
Grief. It is hard to loose a strong family leader. We will be praying for all of you.
Cindy deutsch-sellen and pete
“Marie, Joe and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. Your Dad was certainly one of a kind! We both enjoyed the talks we had with him. May the memories of him bring you comfort and the love and support of family and friends bring you strength.
“Dear Marie, Joe and family,
My deepest sincere sympathy to all of you of the passing of your father. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this sorrow.
Sincerely, Elizabeth Wagner (Lizzy)
“Mr. Backes, thank you for your service. My deepest sympathies to the Backes Family.
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Backes, Leon J. "Elby" 82, of Big Rock, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on July 10, 2013. He was born on December 22, 1930 in Aurora, IL the son of Matthew and Alice Backes. He proudly served his country during the Korean War with the United States Air Force. Leon spent...Read More