Thursday, December 05th

Agnes Winifred Backes, 93, of Arcadia and formerly of Madison died on Monday,
July 29, 2019, at Grand View Care Center in Blair.

She was born on December 27, 1925, in
Richland County, Wisconsin to William and Myrtle Slaney. She had worked for the Wisconsin
DMV for 25 years.
She married Paul Backes on June 5, 1948, at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Verona,
Wisconsin. She was a member of Holy Family Parish, the PCCW, and St. Joseph’s Hospital
Auxiliary.
Agnes is survived by her two children: Sally (Greg) Hamm of Anchorage, Alaska, and Michael
(Margaret) Backes of Arcadia; four grandchildren: Samuel Backes, Mary (Mar) Herrera, Lydia
(Eric) Cisneros, Grace (fiancé, Andrew Sonsalla) Backes; one great- grandchild: Cameron
Herrera; one sister: Joyce (Dave) Williams ; and one brother: William Slaney.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul on September 25, 2005, sisters:
Marcella Slaney, Monica Ballweg, Erma Sarahan (her twin), Marjorie Faultersack; brothers: Lyle,