1922 Lorene 2017

Lorene Backer

March 2, 1922 — February 1, 2017

Benson - Lorene Boeschen Backer, 94, passed away at 2:45 am on Wednesday February 1, 2017 at Good Samaritan Home in Flanagan.
She was born on March 2, 1922 in Benson, IL to Chris and Catherine Arends Kolb. She married Melvin Boeschen on June 2, 1946 in Benson, IL. He passed away on November 23, 1993. She later married Elmer Backer on January 11, 1997 in Benson, IL. He passed away on December 8, 2000.
Surviving are two sons, James (Terzah) Boeschen and Gary Boeschen; one daughter, Jane (Dennis) Jones; two grandchildren, Jason (Kate) Jones, Jaime (Adam) Schneider; five great grandchildren; and one brother, Delmar (Joan) Kolb.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Velda Warnke; Delores Hinrichs; and a daughter-in-law, Becky Boeschen.
She owned and operated Lorene's Beauty Shop in Benson for over 50 years. She was a member of the Benson American Legion Auxiliary Post #454, the St. Peter Ladies Aid, and loved flowers and enjoyed making arrangements for others.
She sponsored and was a member of Lorene's Bowling Team who were past champions of the Peoria Journal Star Women's Bowling Tournament.
She was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Benson where funeral services will be at 10:30 am on Saturday February 4th. Rev. Gabriel Baumgardner will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30 Saturday prior to the services at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Knapp-Johnson-Funeral Home in Roanoke is handling the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Benson American Legion Auxiliary Post #454 or the Women of St. Peter Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at knappjohnsonharris.com

Visitation

FEB 4. 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (CST)

St. Peter Lutheran
1781 County Road 2000 East
Benson, IL 61516

Funeral Services

FEB 4. 10:30 AM (CST)

St. Peter Lutheran
1781 County Road 2000 East
Benson, IL 61516

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