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Ronald Backer

April 14, 1950 — January 17, 2021

Ronald A. Backer, 70, of Roanoke, passed away at 10:00 pm on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at his residence.
He was born on April 14, 1950, in Pontiac, IL to Herbert and Ruth Holzhauer Backer. He married Mary McConnell on April 10, 1976 in Bloomington, IL. She survives.
Also surviving is one son, Jason (Shaila Wilson) Backer of Downs, IL; one daughter, Brooke Backer of Las Vegas, NV; and two grandchildren, Nathan and Allison Backer.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Shirley Redmund.
Ron farmed in the area all of his life and owned and operated Backer Repair Service.
Ron was an avid snowmobiler and had enjoyed taking snowmobile trips to Wisconsin with his son. He also loved to visit his daughter and spend time in Las Vegas.
Per Ron's wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and the family is having a private family memorial service. There will be a celebration of Ron's life and the family will receive friends starting at 1 pm on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at the family farm located at 2085 County Road 1800 N. Benson, IL.
Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children's Hospital. Online condolences and tributes may be sent to the family at

Celebration of Life Reception

JAN 24. 1:00 PM (CST)

Backer Family Farm
2085 County Road 1800 N.
Benson, IL 61516

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