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
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,
Maurice and George Slaney.
A funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Parish-St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Arcadia on
Friday, August 16, 2019 at 11:00 AM with Father Kyle Laylan officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to Grand View Care Center or Holy Family Parish.
To express condolences to her family online, please visit www.wozneykillianfh.com.