Sigfred A’Dare Backlin

Backlin, Sigfred A’Dare, Age 93 of Bloomington, MN died on June 11, 2020.

Sigfred was born on a farm at Holmes City, MN to the parents of Sigfred and Olga Backlin. Graduated from Alexandria High School. Served during WWII and the Korean War. He was a railroad engineer for M&STL as well as Chicago Northwestern Railroads for a total of 43 years and 25 more years as a Cub Foods employee. Proceeded in death by brothers Bobby and Jim, first wife – Ione, second wife – Sharon, brother-in-law Don Kolda, sisters-in-laws Francis and Pat Kolb, daughter-in-law Judith Lombeida, and son-in-law Gary Anderson, and his parents. Survived by sons Mark and Robert, daughters Susan Backelin and Sally (Vern) Lowe. Also survived by two sisters; Betty Lou (Don) Kolda and Ruth Ann (Jim) Benson and sister-in-law Brenda Landin. Also survived by grandchildren Sarah Kurtz, Crystal Degroat, Laura Lombeida, David Backlin, Aaron Overlid (Mayte), great grandchildren; Kevin (Kalika), Salina and Michael Kurtz, Brianna, Emily and Jacob Overlid, and great great grandchild Layla Rose. Four stepdaughters Marcie (Dan) Turville, Susan (Brad) Owens, Cathie and Chris Pedersen, step grandchildren Mike (Hannah Brandts) Owens, Denay Owens, Melissa (Ben) Hanson, Matt Howie, Sadie and Henry Pedersen, Max, Sam and Josie Altman, and great stepchildren Livia, Elin, and Soren Hanson, Lincoln and Eva Owens.

Memorial service to be held at Christ the King Church, Bloomington, Minnesota on Jun 22, 2020 at 11:00 AM.

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