Myron F. "Cisco" Backhaus

Myron F. "Cisco" Backhaus, 82, of West Bend, passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at SynergyHealth St. Joseph’s Hos-pital in the town of Polk.

He was born on March 17, 1924 in Kewaskum, the son of the late Herman and Elsie (Backhaus) Backhaus, and on Dec. 27, 1957, he was united in marriage to Gertrude deLorme at Holy Innocence Catholic Church in Manitowoc.

Myron was employed by the Gehl Co. in West Bend for 26 years and was a member of the Hexelbank Club.

Following his retirement from the Gehl Co., Myron did various jobs at Hon-E-Kor Golf and Country Club in Kewaskum.

He was a member of Peace United Church of Christ in Kewaskum.

Myron was the proud grandfather of two grandsons and will be deeply missed by his wife, his family and by all who knew him.

Survivors include his loving wife of 48 years, Gertrude; two children, Mark Backhaus of West Bend and Kristin Backhaus of Gillette, Wyo.; two grandsons, Brett and Brady Backhaus; a brother, Victor (Rose Marie) Backhaus of Kewaskum; a sister, Lucille Butzke of West Bend, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Frederick and Carl (Beulah) Backhaus, and a brother-in-law, Elroy Butzke.

Myron’s funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 29, at Peace United Church of Christ in Kewaskum.

Rev. Eric Kirkegaard will officiate and cremation will follow.

Burial of his cremains will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday in Washing-ton County Memorial Park in West Bend.

Relatives and friends may call at the church on Thursday 4 p.m. until the time of services.

Memorials to the Emphysema Society, American Diabetes Association or Peace UCC are appreciated.

The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum is serving the family.

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