Glenway W. Backhaus, 87
Aug. 12, 1928 — Jan. 18, 2016
Glenway “Hefty” W. Backhaus, 87, of the town of Kewaskum, passed away Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in the town of Polk.
He was born Aug. 12, 1928, the son of the late Loran L. and Ella (nee Guth) Backhaus. In February 1954, he was united in marriage to Marilyn Buss at Peace United Church of Christ in Kewaskum. Marilyn preceded Glenway in death May 25, 2006.
Glenway worked as a farmer, as well as owning and operating a milk-hauling business for many years. He enjoyed watching the Wisconsin Badgers, Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers and all Kewaskum athletics. Glenway was a Badgers season ticket holder for 50-plus years.
Glenway was a lifetime member of Peace United Church of Christ in Kewaskum.
Those Glenway leaves behind to cherish his memory include three children, Randy Backhaus of Kewaskum, Gary (Pam) Backhaus of Sun Prairie and Gail (Mike) Bassill of West Bend; four grandchildren, Daniel Backhaus, Erin (Mike Jacobs) Backhaus, Lisa (Jacob) Turowski and Jennifer Bassill; two great-grandchildren, Madilynn Jacobs and Ellie Turowski; a sister, Mary (George) Hanrahan; a brother, Loran “Jupe” C. (Betty) Backhaus; a good friend, Frank Krueger; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Glenway will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at Peace United Church of Christ (343 First St., Kewaskum). The Rev. Eric Kirkegaard will officiate and burial will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, at Peace United Church of Christ Cemetery.
Relatives and friends may call from 1:30 p.m. until the time of services Saturday at the church.
The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Glenway’s arrangements. Additional information and guestbook may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.