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BENSON – Harold C. Backer, 83, died at 8:55 a.m., Monday, June 17, 2019, at Snyder Village in Metamora.

He was born Dec. 10, 1935, in Benson, the son of Jacob and Kathrine Brandt Backer.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and five brothers.

Harold served in the Army. He worked for the State of Illinois for many years before he retired.

Services will be held June 25 at 11 a.m. in the St. Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Benson, with the Rev. David Abuya officiating. Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Compass Hospice.

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