Karen E. Dieterman-Backs

April 1, 1951 - June 9, 2017
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Karen E. Dieterman-Backs, 66, of Belvidere, passed away peacefully, Friday, June 9, 2017 at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford after a courageous battle with cancer. Born April 1, 1951 in Belvidere, daughter of George and Vivian (Schwebke) Dieterman. Karen graduated from North Boone High School, and went on to graduate with an Associate’s degree from Rock Valley College. She married Edward Backs on November 22, 1998 in Belvidere. Karen worked as an administrative assistant at Rock Valley College and Ingersoll Milling. She was a faithful member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Belvidere. Karen enjoyed snowmobiling, boating, and taking care of her yard. Most of all, she loved gathering with her family.

Karen is loved and missed by her husband, Edward; brother, Dale (Julie “Kit”) Dieterman; sister, Janice (Dave) Simmons; and numerous nieces and nephews. Also a special mention of Ed’s children, Mike (Susie) Backs, Karyn (Emillio) Salgado, Tricia (Jeremy) Ulferts and his grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Yvonne Giesecke, and brother, Ken Dieterman.

Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Road, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Rev. Allan Buss officiating. A visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, June 12, at the church. Burial in Belvidere Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in Karen’s name. To light a candle or share a condolence, please, visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, June 12, 2017

Immanuel Lutheran Church

Address:

1045 Belvidere Road, Belvidere, IL, 61008

A visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, June 12, at the church


Service Information

Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Time: 10:30 am -

Immanuel Lutheran Church

Address:

1045 Belvidere Road, Belvidere, IL, 61008

Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Road, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Rev. Allan Buss officiating


Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Belvidere Cemetery

Address:

1121 N Main St., Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Burial in Belvidere Cemetery


Memorial Information

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in Karen’s name


 

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Born: April 1, 1951
Died: June 9, 2017

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Colette Oliver posted on 6/13/17

So sorry to hear about Karen! Our deepest sympathy to you Ed and all the family! Wayne and Colette Oliver

 

DOn and Karen Kraft posted on 6/11/17

Our deepest condolences to Ed and the family. You two were soulmates. RIP Karen.

 

Kathy Knodle posted on 6/11/17

Kit and family I am so very sorry to learn about your sister- in-law, Karen. To know she no longer is suffering from this earthly condition is a comfort. The rejoicing is knowing she is with Our Lord and Savior! My deep condolences for your loss.

 

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