Funeral Notice: Elizabeth Mary "Betty" Backus

Backus, Elizabeth Mary "Betty" Age 87, of Edina, passed peacefully into God's arms on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Born April 6, 1930 in Proctor, MN to John and Mary Malec. Preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Anna, Joseph, Walter, John, Frank and Agnes. Survived by husband, of 64 years, Reno; children, Bruce (Liz), Holly Eicher, Mike (Lisa), Roy (Roberta), Scott (Mary Sue), and Jill Weissner (Pete); and thirteen grandchildren, William, John, Carolyn Backus, Christine Carpenter (Troy), Brian Eicher, Sara Martin, Katie, Matthew, Laura, Amy, Anna, Amelia Backus, and Bennett Weissner; and many nieces and nephews. Betty worked as an x-ray technician in Duluth before marrying Reno, her high school sweetheart. She loved sewing, cooking, crafts, volunteering, and spending time with family, friends, and pets. Special thanks to the staff at Wealshire of Bloomington, Park Nicollet Hospice, and Deacon Jon DeLuney. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM Friday, June 16, with visitation starting one hour prior, at Our Lady of Grace Church, 5071 Eden Avenue, Edina, MN 55436. Memorials preferred to National Parkinson's Foundation, Edina Lions, or American Cancer Society. Edina Chapel 952-920-3996