Loran C. Backhaus, 84

Loran C. “Jupe” Backhaus, 84, of Kewaskum, passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, at Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center in the town of West Bend.

Jupe was born Aug. 4, 1931, the son of the late Loran and Ella (Guth) Backhaus. On June 13, 1953, he was united in marriage to Betty Siegfried at Immanuel Lutheran Church in the town of Scott.

Jupe was a member of St. Lucas Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kewaskum. He enjoyed puzzles, gardening, fishing and taking care of his flowers.

Those Jupe leaves behind to cherish his memory include his wife, Betty; two children, Dean Backhaus of San Antonio and Amy (Gary) Soll of Fond du Lac; a sister, Mary (George) Hanrahan of the town of Kewaskum; a sister-in-law, LaVern Geidel of Kewaskum; and other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Jupe was preceded in death by a brother, Glenway (Marilyn) Backhaus, and a brother-in-law, John Geidel.

A memorial service for Jupe will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum with the Rev. Troy Swenson officiating.

Jupe’s family will greet relatives and friends from noon until the time of service Thursday at the funeral home.

Jupe’s family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Cedar Community, Dr. Zoran Gajic, Mary Miller and to the pastors at St. Lucas Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kewaskum.

The Myrhum Patten Miller and Kietzer Funeral Home has been entrusted with Jupe’s arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.myrhumpatten.com.