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May 16, 1937 - December 4, 2016

Gerald "Jerry" Backman, 79, of Caledonia, died Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Gundersen Medical Center, La Crosse, WI

He was born May 16, 1937, in Reedsburg, WI to John and Emily (Hasse) Backman.
Jerry worked for many years as a farmhand for his uncle and aunt Herman and Lydia Burmester and then for his cousin Donny Burmester. He then worked many years for Kruckow Rock Products. Jerry was very active in attending many sporting events for his relatives. He always made sure his Aunt Lydia never missed a game. Jerry was a very giving person and was always willing to pitch in and help where he could. He is survived by nieces and nephews and their children. 

Memorial services will be at 11 am on Saturday, December 10, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Caledonia. Rev. Jon Wolff will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10-11 am Saturday morning before the service at the church.

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