Marvin Clarence Backhaus was born March 6, 1924 at Guthrie, Oklahoma to Fred and Ida E. (Tisher) Backhaus. Marvin passed from this life on Saturday, November 16, 2019, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 95 years, 8 months, 10 days.
After graduating from high school, Marvin began studies at Oklahoma A&M, Stillwater. During his first semester, because of the war effort and being the only male family member not yet serving in the armed forces, Marvin returned to the family farm to take over the farming operations. Marvin married the former Lois Johnson on June 2, 1951 in Kingfisher. They have remained in the Guthrie area farming the land he loved along with his family.
Marvin has been preceded in death by an infant son, daughter Marcella Ann Meador and her husband Frank, a brother Walter Albert Backhaus.
He leaves behind:
His loving wife Lois of the home,
Daughters: Carol Joann DeLaPena of Dallas, Texas
Janet Lois Drumright and husband James of Tulsa, Oklahoma
Linda Kaye Frohock and husband Joey of Virginia,
Son Marvin Paul Backhaus and wife Angela Lee of Guthrie,
Niece and Nephew, Laura Payne and Walter Eugene Backhaus,
Other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 21 at 10 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church with interment following in the Memory Gardens at Memorial Park Cemetery. Services are under the direction of the Community Funeral Home.
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Our Savior Lutheran Church
735 S Santa Fe Rd
Guthrie, OK 73044
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