Murray D. Backhaus
July 26, 1933 – December 30, 2019
Murray D. Backhaus, 86 years of age, passed away on December 30, 2019 in Omaha, NE.
Born on July 26, 1933 in Omaha to Herman and Marguerite (Rempel) Backhaus, he was raised in Millard and was very active in sports (baseball and basketball.) He was a member of the Millard team which won the 1950 State American Legion baseball championship. He was also a member of the Millard High School state basketball championship team. He graduated from the University of Nebraska lettering four years in baseball and basketball.
He married Dixie Borgaard on August 1, 1954. He retired from the Air Force in 1977 having attained the rank of Lt. Colonel and was a Master Navigator. He later continued his career at the Bank of Millard. Murray enjoyed managing his farms for the past 35 years. In his later years, he became involved in ballroom dancing. He enjoyed working out and spending time with his friends and family.
Murray is survived by his son Robin Backhaus (Jacqueline,) daughters Cindy Burkett (John) and Cary Hall, granddaughter Talia Hall, grandson Heikki Hall (Melissa,) and great-grandson Eli Hall.