Lorraine Backes, 85

Lorraine G. Backes, 85, of Albert Lea, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, at the Albert Lea Medical Center.

Lorraine Gladys Backes was born January 18, 1922, in Lake Crystal, the daughter of Hugh and Julia (Shaw) Lewis. She graduated from Belle Plaine High School and then worked as a telephone operator. Lorraine married Victor A. Backes on May 9, 1946, in Belle Plaine. They had lived in Belle Plaine, Marshall and New Prague before making their home in Albert Lea in 1957. She was a member of First Lutheran Church and was an avid Twins baseball fan.

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