Sallie L. Back, 76, of Sumner, and formerly of Lansing, died Tuesday evening, April 5, 2016, at Unity Point/Allen Hospital in Waterloo.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 11, 2016, at Faith Evangelical Church in Sumner with Rev. Shannon Perry officiating. There will be a visitation one hour preceding the services at the church on Monday. Memorials may be made in her name to the Friends of Pool 9. Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner is assisting the family.
Sallie Lou, daughter of Harold and Harriet Martin, was born February 17, 1940, in Waterloo. She was baptized at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Waterloo. Sallie received her education in the Waterloo Public Schools. On August 18, 1962, she was united in marriage with Robert Back. She and her husband made their home near Tripoli, and later in Lansing, Iowa. While there she was very active in the Friends of Pool 9 organization. She enjoyed fishing, painting, and photography, but most especially spending time with her grandchildren. For the past several months she has made her home with her daughters.
Sallie is survived by her two daughters, Melissa (Jeff) Bruch of Sumner and Michelle (Jared) Kelber of Liscomb; five grandchildren; one brother, Joe (Terri) Martin of Waterloo: and a sister-in-law, Betty Martin of Lansing.
In addition to her parents and husband, Robert, she was preceded in death by her brother, John.