Dennis Peter Backes

Dennis Peter Backes

December 31, 1940 – October 26, 2020
Age 79, passed away on October 25th, 2020 in his home in Roseville. Dennis was loved and admired by many for his steadfast devotion to his wife Marilynn and his family, his love of Jesus, and his ability to connect with others, even strangers, through his gregarious nature. Dennis was born in Albany, Minnesota to Ambrose and Jeanette Backes on December 31st, 1940. Throughout his life he cherished the easy, comforting relationships he had with his siblings who never tired of talking or laughing together. Dennis was respected by all who knew him for his integrity, his loyalty to his family, and his deeply held and lived principles. Dennis is survived by his children Chris (Jean), Steve (Jacki), Jill, Paul, and Suzy (Mike), his siblings Ron (Betty), Bob (Donna), Carol (Lee), Mike (Mary), his grandchildren Melissa (Brady), Byron (Sarah), Rafael, Shannon (Andrew), Shayla (Aaron), Kara (Collin), Melissa (James), Ryan (Amanda), Tyler and seven great grandchildren with two on the way. Dennis will be deeply missed by those he left behind but joyously reunited with his loving wife in heaven. A memorial is tentatively scheduled for Spring of 2021. (Published in the Star Tribune on November 8, 2020)