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John Backen

   John W. Backen, 82, of Gladwin passed away Nov. 25, 2006 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Gladwin after a long illness.

   He was born June 13, 1924 to Knute and Martha (Hjesvold) Backen in Detroit.

   John was a United States Army veteran, having served in World War II. He lived in Gladwin County for the past 14 years; he previously resided in Warren.

   He is survived by one sister, Virginia Hoffman of Gladwin; three nephews, Ron Crachiola, Joe Crachiola and Carl Hoffman; three nieces, Karen Matrille, Ingrid Register and Jamie Hoffman; and several great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Minnie Hill and Margaret Crachiola; and one brother, Kenneth Backen.

   Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006 at Hall- Kokotovich Funeral Home in Gladwin. Rev. David Sprang officiated.

   Burial took place at McClure Cemetery in Gladwin.

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McClure Cemetery, Gladwin, MI
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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September 2009
Bob Frei
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