Patsy Ann Backus

October 16, 1937 ~ February 28, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Patsy Backus Obituary

Patsy A Backus age 85 of Eau Claire passed away on Tuesday February 28, 2023.

She was born October 16, 1937 in Golconda, Illinois, the daughter of Robert and Wanda Rixie. As a child she moved to Chicago with her mother and adopted father James DeBlock where she resided for many years.

Patsy worked at Kresges’s department store where she met Dale, her husband of 63 years. They were married on November 2, 1957. Patsy also worked at Motorola and later at Sears.

After retirement, they moved to Wisconsin where they resided at their home on the Yellow River. They also split their time residing in Sarasota Florida over the winters for many years. They later moved to Eau Claire.

She is survived by her sons, Michael (Donna) of Eleva and Scott (Linda) of Menomonie. Grandchildren, Elizabeth (Evan), Patrick, Andrew and Great Grandchild Delaney. She is also survived by a brother Kit (Linda), sisters, Pam and Becky (Larry). Brother and sister in laws James (Donna) and Peggy and numerous Nephews and Nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband Dale, her parents Robert, James and Wanda, grandson Christopher, and brothers Bob, Jimmy, Link and Rex.

Funeral service for Patsy will take place at 12 pm (noon) on Monday, March 6, 2023 at Hulke Family Funeral Home with Pastor Troy Solava officiating.  Visitation will take place at the funeral home on Monday morning from 10 am until the time of service. Burial will take place immediately following the service in the Bateman Cemetery in the Town of Lafayette. 

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Hope Gospel Mission Eau Claire. Friends and family may offer condolences online at

Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements. 

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March 6, 2023

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services
3209 Rudolph Road
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Funeral Service
March 6, 2023

12:00 PM
Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services
3209 Rudolph Road
Eau Claire, WI 54701

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