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Memorial for Richard "Rick" L. Backer

Born in Osmond, Nebraska on Oct. 5, 1959
Departed on Jul. 15, 2016 and resided in Randolph, NE.
Visitation: Sunday, Jul. 24, 2016
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Service: Monday, Jul. 25, 2016
10:30 am
Cemetery: St. Frances Catholic Cemetery
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Richard "Rick" Lee Backer, age 56 of Randolph, died Friday July 15, 2016 at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs, Colorado following a motorcycle accident. He was born October 5, 1959 at Osmond, Nebraska the son of Paul and Bonnie (Jacobson) Backer. He graduated from Randolph High School in 1977. Rick worked for Terra for a few years in Randolph.

On June 30, 1979 Rick married Sandy Bowers at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Randolph, the couple made their home in Randolph. He worked for welding shops in Laurel and Wayne for short time. For the past 28 years Rick owned and operated Backer Trucking. Rick enjoyed motorcycle riding, helping his kids and loved his grandkids, he enjoyed welding, playing the guitar and the time spent with the band the "R" Backers with Dan and Doug. Rick was a member of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church; past Future Farmers of America member and president for several years; member of ABATE of Nebraska aka American Bikers Aiming Towards Education another, aka for this group… American Brothers Against Totalitarian Enactments serving as District #15 coordinator for 9 years; member OOIDA Owner Operators Independent Drivers Association; member National Rifle Association.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Sandy Backer of Randolph; 4 children Jim Backer of Randolph; Dusty and Pat Backer of Center, North Dakota; Cody and Jennifer Backer of Randolph; Nathanial and Natalie Backer of Norfolk; 7 Grandchildren; 4 siblings Dan and Joni Backer of Randolph; Gary Backer of Randolph; Kathie and Mark Nordhues of Randolph; Jeff and Rhonda Backer of Wayne; many nieces and nephews.

Rick is preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral Service Information
Funeral Services: St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church - Randolph
Date: Monday July 25, 2016 – 10:30 A.M.
Interment: St. Frances Catholic Cemetery – Randolph, NE
Visitation: 4 - 7 P.M. with 7:00 P.M. Parish Vigil ALL Sunday at St. Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Randolph; under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home – Randolph, NE
Celebrant: Reverend Father Timothy Forget
Music: Organist: Cantor: Randy Borst
Pallbearers: "Rick's Nephews" Bruce Backer Adam Backer Andy Nordhues Matt Nordhues Gabe Backer Austin Backer Jordan Backer Caiden Backer Lane Bowers Jonathan Bowers
Honorary Pallbearers: "Rick's Grandkids" Jessa Backer Shaw Backer Dawson Backer Roxy Backer Christian Moore Brenden Sweeney Karson Backer

Questions please call 402-337-0711

FOR RANDOLPH: If you would like to order flowers and avoid a wire charge call RANDOLPH's local florist, they will take visa/mastercard or bill direct, (THIS WILL SAVE YOU AN EXTRA WIRE CHARGE, CHARGED BY THE NATIONAL FLOWER CENTERS) Randolph Florist: Main Street Flowers 402-337-1004; has dedicated service to Randolph, delivery in Randolph before and after services, providing an extra layer of service for our Randolph residents and our client families.

FOR STANTON: If you wish to order flowers FOR STANTON LOCATION - FLORISTS, call 402-644-8361 (THIS WILL SAVE YOU AN EXTRA WIRE CHARGE, CHARGED BY THE NATIONAL FLOWER CENTERS). Floral Expressions will accept most major credit cards and may bill you directly, Floral Expressions has dedicated service to Stanton, delivery in Stanton before and after services

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