Services for Paul H. Backhus, 88, who died Dec. 8 at Hillsboro Community Hospital, were Monday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Tampa with interment at Tampa Lutheran Cemetery.
He was born Aug. 8, 1933, in rural Tampa to William and Martha (Meyer) Backhus. He married Edna Rhode on Jan. 25, 1953 in Tampa.
She survives along with son Brad Backhus of Tampa; daughter Bev Reid of Marion County Lake; sisters Ruth Taylor, Alice Yoachum, and Lydia Evans; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Brothers Vic Backhus, Alvin Backhus, and Martin Backhus and sisters Emma Paulson and Mildred Bernhardt preceded him in death.
A memorial has been established with the church.
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