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Maurice C. Backs

January 7, 1930 — February 14, 2022

Maurice Carl Backs, 92, of St. Joe, Ohio, passed away on Monday, February 14, 2022, at The Gardens at St. Henry.

He was born on January 7, 1930, in St. Henry, to the late Aloys and Elizabeth (Guggenbiller) Backs.

In addition to his parents, Maurice was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Greg Gehle; his siblings, Harold (Gertrude) Backs, Art (Ruth) Backs, Donald (Frieda) Backs, Bernice (Adrian) Kaup, Alice (John) Fiely, Robert Backs; and a sister-in-law, Lois Backs.

Maurice served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War, where he earned the rank, Corporal. Throughout his service, he earned the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, and 2 Bronze Service Stars. Maurice also completed Ordinance Automotive School in Atlanta, Georgia. When he returned home, Maurice worked as a machinist for J&M Manufacturing, Coldwater Machines, and New Idea. When he was not at work, he could be found tinkering with things. He loved to take things apart and rebuild them. Several even referred to him as "Mr. Fix It". Maurice was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Catholic Knights of America in St. Joe, the church's men sodality, and the Fort Recovery American Legion.

Maurice is survived by his wife of 66 years, Sandy (Vogel) Backs; his children, Carol (Steve) Kaufman of Clayton, Ohio, Kathy (Jim) Youngs of Yukon, Oklahoma, Janet (David) Uhlenhake of St. Henry, Ohio, Dan Backs of Troy, Ohio, John (Edna) Backs of Coldwater, Ohio, and Deb (Terry) Wellman of Fort Recovery, Ohio; his 13 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; and his siblings, Paul (Ruth) Backs of St. Henry, Ohio, and Richard Backs of Marion, Indiana; and his sister-in-law, Jeanne Backs of Marion, Indiana.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, February 19, 2022, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joe. Burial, with full military honors, will follow in St. Joe Cemetery.

Guests may visit with Maurice's family on Friday, February 18, 2022, from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM, and again on Saturday from 9:00 AM until 9:45 AM at Brockman Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.

Memorial contributions may be given to EverHeart Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.brockmanboeckmanfh.com.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Maurice C. Backs, please visit our flower store.

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Visitation

Friday, February 18, 2022

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Brockman Boeckman Funeral Home

308 S. Wayne Street, Fort Recovery, OH 45846

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Visitation

Saturday, February 19, 2022

9:00 - 9:45 am (Eastern time)

Brockman Boeckman Funeral Home

308 S. Wayne Street, Fort Recovery, OH 45846

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, February 19, 2022

10:30 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

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