Mrs. Backstrom passed away at her home in Spirit Lake on Tuesday, June 2, 2009.
Edith "Edie" Katherine Backstrom, the daughter of Glenn and Mary Joan Randall Dillivan, was born Nov. 25, 1951, in Spencer. Her childhood years were spent in Spencer where she received her education. Following High School, Edie attended Beauty School in New Orleans. She lived in New Orleans for 20 years. Edie moved back to Spencer in 2001 and began working at the Twilight Lounge as a bartender and waitress.
On July 17, 2006, Edie married Jerry Backstrom. They made their home in Spencer until moving to Spirit Lake in 2007.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Sally Gore; nephew, Jameson Sierck; and in-laws: Ottis and Vyonne Pieratt.
Edie is survived by her husband, Jerry of Spirit Lake; three children: Douglas Thorman Jr. and his wife, Kim of Boston, Mass., Melissa Bruno and her husband, Mark of Ione, Ore., and Stacy Thorman and her husband, Erick of Spencer; two brothers: Tom Dillivan and wife, Karol of Schaumberg, Ill., and John Dillivan of Eagle River, Ark.; and sister, Glenda Sierck and her husband, Greg of Spencer.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorials to Iowa Hospice.
Warner Funeral Home in Spencer is in charge of arrangements.