Born Feb. 16, 1920, in Genoa, Neb., Mr. Backman enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 and served in the 1081st Quartermaster Unit, 54th Air Service Group, during World War II.
He returned home in 1945 and married, moving to Tracy in 1955 with his wife and daughter. In Tracy, Mr. Backman worked as an auto mechanic until his retirement.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda Will, and her husband, Wayne, of Livermore; two granddaughters; and two great-grandsons.
Preceding him in death were his wife of 48 years, Bette Backman; five brothers; and two sisters.
Graveside services were conducted Friday, Aug. 2, at Tracy Cemetery, 501 W. Schulte Road. Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central Ave., handled arrangements.
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