Lorraine L. Backer, born in Michigan City, on December 5, 1924, died
peacefully at home in Mel bourne, Fla. on Friday, December 14, 2007.
She is survived by her daughter, Celia (Harold) Phillips of Melbourne; one
granddaughter, Lisa (Dan) Moore; and two great-grandchildren, Deegan and
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Boller in 1996.
Lorraine grew up in Chesterton and attended St. Patrick's Church. Lorraine’s
life was defined by her help and acceptance of others. She was a member of
Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Indialantic, where she participated in
several ministries, including Touched by the Spirit Small Church Group and
Perpetual Adoration. She also did volunteer work at the Membership Desk of
the Brevard County Senior Center of Melbourne. She loved to travel, read
books and write beautiful letters and cards to her many friends. She lived in
South Bend, for 40 years before relocating to Florida to be near her family.
While there, she was a member of Christ the King Parish, where she served as
a Minister to the Sick and an RCIA sponsor. She will be greatly missed by all
whose lives she touched.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m., E.S.T., Friday, December 21,
in Christ the King Catholic Church, South Bend. Interment will follow in St.
Patrick’s Cemetery, Chesterton.
A memorial service is planned for Lorraine at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic
Community at a later date.
Friends may call from 7 until 9 p.m. E.S.T. on Thursday in the Kaniewski
Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive, South Bend, where a parish rosary will be
prayed at 7 p.m.
For information, call 574-277-4444.