2007-08-30 / Obituaries

Todd Backus

Todd Backus Todd Backus Todd Allen Backus, 44, of Houston, Texas, grew up in St. Ignace and Brevort, graduating from LaSalle High School in the Class of 1981, and from Western Michigan University. He went on to enjoy a career in property and asset management, working most recently with Moody National Management Company. Mr. Backus died of cancer Monday, August 20, 2007, in Houston.

He was born January 4, 1963, in Grand Rapids. He attended Gros Cap School in Moran Township.

He married his wife, Connie, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brevort.

Mr. Backus enjoyed golfing, visiting the St. Ignace and Brevort areas, and spending time with friends in Michigan and in Texas. He will be remembered for his energy, his enthusiastic smile, and his positive personality, friends said.

He is survived by his wife, Connie Backus, his father and stepmother, Russell and Lorraine Backus, his mother, Norma Rosencrantz, and many friends.

The family received callers Friday, August 24, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Heights Funeral Home in Houston, with a celebration of Mr. Backus' life at 10 a.m. in the chapel, officiated by Pastor Jason Pizzitola.

A local memorial service may be scheduled at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center's Neuro-oncology Department, Unit 431, P.O. Box 431, Houston, Texas 77230-1402.

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