Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 17, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond for Shannon Backes, age 40, who died Sept. 9, 2021, at her home surrounded by her family. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.   

There will be visitation from 4-8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 16, and 9-10 a.m., Sept. 17, at Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond. 

Shannon was born June 22, 1981, en route to the hospital at Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, California, to Ted Black and Diane “Penny” (Schwegman) Black. She married Kevin Backes June 11, 2011, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Richmond.  She worked at the St. Cloud Hospital and enjoyed crafting, clogging and Just for Kicks.  Most of all Shannon loved being Kevin’s wife and being Kolton and Adyson’s mom.

She is survived by her husband, Kevin; children Kolten and Adyson; mother Diane “Penny” (Larry) Winkelman; and siblings Kristi Kestner and Bobby Black.

She is preceded in death by her grandfathers, Robert Schwegman and Ron Moe; brother Jonathon Bash; and nephew Ethan Kestner.

Services are with Wenner Funeral Home, Richmond.

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