Chesterton Tribune

Lorraine L. Backer dies at 83

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Lorraine L. Backer, born in Michigan City, on December 5, 1924, died peacefully at home in Mel bourne, Fla. on Friday, December 14, 2007.

She is survived by her daughter, Celia (Harold) Phillips of Melbourne; one granddaughter, Lisa (Dan) Moore; and two great-grandchildren, Deegan and Talon.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Boller in 1996.

Lorraine grew up in Chesterton and attended St. Patrick's Church. Lorraine’s life was defined by her help and acceptance of others. She was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Indialantic, where she participated in several ministries, including Touched by the Spirit Small Church Group and Perpetual Adoration. She also did volunteer work at the Membership Desk of the Brevard County Senior Center of Melbourne. She loved to travel, read books and write beautiful letters and cards to her many friends. She lived in South Bend, for 40 years before relocating to Florida to be near her family. While there, she was a member of Christ the King Parish, where she served as a Minister to the Sick and an RCIA sponsor. She will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m., E.S.T., Friday, December 21, in Christ the King Catholic Church, South Bend. Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Chesterton.

A memorial service is planned for Lorraine at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Community at a later date.

Friends may call from 7 until 9 p.m. E.S.T. on Thursday in the Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive, South Bend, where a parish rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m.

For information, call 574-277-4444.


Posted 12/19/2007