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Samuel "Sam" J. Backous

May 5, 1959 November 30, 2018
Samuel "Sam" J. Backous
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Obituary for Samuel "Sam" J. Backous

Memorial services for Samuel “Sam” J. Backous, 59, Aberdeen, will be 1:00pm, Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home, 1111 S. Main St., with Pastor Don Peck officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date. Sam died Friday, November 30, at his home.

In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials.

Samuel John Backous was born on May 5, 1959, at Aberdeen, SD, to Eldon and Patricia (Shorley) Backous. This is the area where he grew up and attended school. He graduated from Aberdeen Central High School with the Class of 1978. He then went to work for Twin City Roofing where he worked until 2016, when his health forced him to retire.

On April 24, 2004, he married Nancy Plummer at Barnard, SD. He enjoyed traveling, throwing darts and playing pool. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and his family.


Grateful for having shared Sam’s life are his wife, Nancy Backous, Aberdeen, children: Derrick Backous (Stacey Luterbach), Aberdeen, Remmington Schuctzle, Pierre, Chelsea Backous, Watertown, Michael Backous, Aberdeen; grandchildren: Nathaniel, Makaylah and Gigi; siblings: Char Kiefer, Charleston, SC, Douglas (Tammy) Backous, Charleston, SC, Elden Backous, Minneapolis, MN, Mark (Betty) Backous, San Antonio, TX, and Cecil (Vickie) Backous, Redfield, SD.

Preceding Sam in death are his parents, Eldon and Patricia Backous, brother, Rick Backous and sister, Gloria Delgado.


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