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Sandra Backon (Rintala)

September 3, 1948 — June 8, 2016

Obituary of Sandra Marie Backon Houghton Sandra (Bob) Backon, 67, a resident of Houghton passed away unexpectedly at home Wednesday evening June 8, 2016. She was born on September 3, 1948, in Hancock a daughter of the late Earl and Aune (Koski) Rintala. Sandra was a graduate of the Hancock High School with the class of 1966 and attended Suomi College. On August 16, 1969, she was united in marriage to Robert Backon. The couple has resided in Houghton since that time where they raised their two children. Mrs. Backon had worked in the Office for the Houghton Elementary School, as an Administrative Assistant at Michigan Technological University, and as an Administrative Assistant for Portage Health Marquette Clinic. She retired in 2012. Sandra was an active member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, helping coordinate the Altar Guild. She enjoyed spending time with her husband and family, especially relishing her time with her only grandchild. She enjoyed social activities, such as going out with the breakfast crew and lunching with the ladies. She enjoyed being outdoors, especially working in her garden Surviving are: Her husband: Robert Backon of Houghton Her children: Steven (Leigh) Backon of Grosse Pointe Farms, MI Nina Backon of Houghton Her granddaughter: Charleigh Backon Her sister: Christine (Jim) Lickman of Hancock Canal Her brother: Roger (Sandy) Rintala of Calumet Her uncle: Sherwood (Shirley) Rintala of Liminga Her nephews: Jesse and Jasen Rintala Numerous cousins and many good friends Friends may call on Monday, June 13, 2016, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Hancock and on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until time of services at the church.With visitation beginning at 11 a.m., a memorial service for Sandra will be held at 12 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church of Hancock with Rev. DJ Rasner to officiate. Lunch will follow at the church. To view Sandras obituary or to send condolences to the family please visit www.memorialchapel.net The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock is assisting the family with the arrangements. To send flowers to the family of Sandra Backon, please visit Tribute Store
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Monday, June 13, 2016

8:00 - 4:00pm (Eastern time)

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

, Hancock, MI 49930

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

, Hancock, MI 49930

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