May 23, 1936 ~ August 13, 2022
Marlene Ann Backer, 86, of Fargo, ND, passed away at Bethany on 42nd on Saturday, August 13, 2022.
Marlene was born May 23, 1936 in Hankinson, ND to Thomas Daniel and Gertrude Agnes (Lafrentz) Cryan. She graduated high school in 1954 in Rutland, ND. She married Albert Stanley Backer on July 18, 1956. They made their home in Cayuga and then Fargo with their children Tom and Barb. Marlene worked with her husband at Backer Welding in Fargo for many years before they retired together until Albert’s passing on November 12, 2011.
Marlene enjoyed gambling, bowling, and shooting pool. Even participating as a member of bowling and pool leagues throughout the years. She loved to play cards, especially pinochle. She was also known to be a bit of a shopaholic.
Marlene is survived by her son Tom Backer, Devil’s Lake, ND; daughter, Barb (Ray) Cook, Fargo, ND; grandchildren, Cassie Gassmann, Fargo, ND; and Shelby Backer, Minneapolis, MN.
Marlene is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sister, Yvonne Brakke.