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Trudy Ann Backer, age 81, of Neenah, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2019. She was born April 19, 1937 to the late Earl and Florence (Kripps) Goodwin Sr.
Trudy was a caring soul who loved being surrounded by family and friends. She gladly made more than enough food for all her family gatherings that she enjoyed hosting. Trudy also enjoyed shopping.
Trudy is lovingly survived by her husband of 58 years, John Backer; five children: Vicky (Bill) Griffin, Kristi (Jerry) Evansen, Cindy (Charles) Emshoff, John (Pam) Backer Jr., Tracy Backer; 15 grandchildren: Amy (Steven) Childers, Billy Griffin, Jessica (Jeremy) Drewitz, Jared Evansen, Jasmine (Cody) Kundinger, Eric (Rachel) Emshoff, Mark Emshoff, Angie (B.J.) Dorschner, Bradley, Nathan and Kevin Backer, Erica, Jordin, Jeremy and Jaime Selwitschka; 10 great grandchildren: Kinley Childers, Beckett Griffin, Caleb and Isaiah Emshoff, Jaylen, Natalia and Allison DeJesus, Blake, Logan and Brooke Dorschner; brother, Earl Goodwin; brother-in-law, Jerry Wood; and numerous other friends and relatives. She is further preceded in death by her sister Debbie Wood and many other loved ones.
A memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Martin Luther Ev. Lutheran Church, 436 S. Lake St, Neenah with Pastor Jason Oakland officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Turners Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, and Cancer Research.
Trudy's family would like to thank ThedaCare, Dr. Schultz, and Jessica Zarzecki for all their care and compassion.