Sigfred A’Dare Backlin, 93

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, several of those years in New Prague, 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-law 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 June 22, 2020 at 11:00 AM.

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