Faith was born on Nov. 11, 1941, in Marshalltown, the daughter of Arnold and Lillian (Libby) Lewis.
She graduated from Tama High School.
On Feb. 15, 1964, she was united in marriage to Richard Backen at St. John Lutheran Church in rural Tama. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her grandchildren. Faith was a member of St. John Lutheran Church.
Preceding her in death were her parents and one sister, Mary Atchison.
Survivors include her husband, Richard "Butch" Backen, Tama; her children, Tracy Backen, Toledo, Shane Backen, Tama, Trever (Holly) Backen, Tama and Kasey (Kate) Backen, Tama; six grandchildren, Haley, Tanner, Levi, Gabe, Makayla and Emma; two sisters, Frances Prusha, Tama and Dodie Fisher, Ft. Madison; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial fund has been established.*
Faith Irene Backen