Charles Henry Backman of Jefferson City, Missouri was born June 15, 1935 in St. Louis, Missouri to Rinehard and Ida (Tubbesing) Backman and passed away Thursday, March 11, 2021 at the age of 85 years.
Charles grew up in Chicago, Illinoi and when he was 12 years old his family moved to Cuba, Missouri then to St. James, Missouri when he was a Junior in high school. Charles graduated from high school in St. James, Missouri, the Class of 1953.
On May 8, 1954 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in St. James, Missouri, Charles married Vera Hemme.
Charles worked for International Shoe Company until he was drafted into the Army 1958-1960. International sent Charles to Vandalia, Missouri where he worked until International Shoe Company closed in 1963.
Charles and Vera moved to Jefferson City, Missouri where Charles went to work for Lutheran Brotherhood Insurance. He later attended and graduated from Capitol City Business College. Charles then went to work for Family Benefit Life Insurance Company until retiring as a Life Underwriter in 1997.
He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church-Schubert and was an active volunteer for American Bible Society, Heisinger Bluffs and visited the homebound through Kindred Hospice.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rinehard and Ida Backman; and daughter, Deborah Trujillo.
He is survived by his wife, Vera Backman of Jefferson City, Missouri; one son, James (Sue) Backman of Westphalia, Missouri; three grandsons, James Charles (Kelli) Backman of Rosebud, Missouri, Eli (Mallory) Backman of Chamois, Missouri and Josiah Backman of Westphalia, Missouri; two granddaughters, Jamie Asbury of Springfield, Missouri and Victoria (Patrick) Holmes of Westphalia, Missouri; eight great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 11 a.m. until noon on Monday, March 15, 2021 at the Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home in Jefferson City, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at noon on Monday, March 15, 2021 at the Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home in Jefferson City, Missouri with Rev. Gerald Scheperle and Chaplain Jim Mueller officiating.
Burial was in the Hawthorn Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements under the direction of the Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home in Jefferson City, Missouri.