Sallie Back

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.  


Elaine Clarke on April 11, 2016 at 8:16 AM said:

Dear Michelle and family,
Deepest sympathy for you and your family on
the loss of your mom. Remembering the
fun at the horse shows. She will be missed.
Sally and Darrell Ludwig on April 9, 2016 at 9:50 AM said:

Dear Melissa, Michelle and families:
You have our deepest sympathy. We have so many fine memories of Sallie and your family showing horses at NEISCA shows. Those were good times and we cherish those memories. Again, our sympathy. May she Rest in Peace.
Pam and Frank Lange and family on April 8, 2016 at 5:33 PM said:

So sorry to hear about your loss. May God help you remember all the good times and cherish the best memories. I also pray you and your family have peace and a knowing that she is in a great place now and will see you all again someday.
God Bless you all.
Kathi Martin on April 8, 2016 at 5:20 PM said:

You have my deepest sympathy. I used to deal to Sallie at the boat. She was a blast. Loved your mother a whole bunch..
She will be sorely missed by all of us.
Brad and Kim Bunce on April 8, 2016 at 7:22 AM said:

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Our sympathies.
Darlene, Esther, Nancy, Linda on April 8, 2016 at 3:09 AM said:

It is so hard to explain how we feel about our friends death,knowing her the last 20+ years has been such a joy, we went through alot of things together good and bad it's hard to imagine going on without our "Silly Sallie". Please except our sympathies.
Don and Cheryl Walsh on April 7, 2016 at 6:01 PM said:

Dear Melissa, Michelle and families...
Sallie was such a dear friend. We have many happy memories of our time spent with her. I think we talked daily on the phone and laughed a great deal. We were both saddened to hear of her death. In all the sadness that surrounds us at a time like this, it gives us comfort to know that the last weeks of her life were spent with those she loved most dearly. We will be in Milwaukee babysitting and will not be able to be with you all on the 11th. In our hearts we will be with deepest sympathy..."Charlie" and Don
Denise Haupt on April 7, 2016 at 10:33 AM said:

Melissa and Family, I am very sorry to see notice of your mothers passing know that thoughts and prayers are always with you.

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