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Gail H. Back --#x00A0;Rochester

ROCHESTER -- A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday for Gail H. Back of Stoneville, N.C., formerly of Rochester. The service will be at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Plainview with the Rev. Kevin Woestehoff officiating.

Mr. Back, 66, died Friday (Aug. 6, 2004) at the Rochester Healthcare and Rehab East, after a two-year illness.

He was born Jan. 3, 1938, in Oxford, Iowa. He attended Spring Valley High School and served four years in the U.S. Air Force.

He married Carol Maier in Eyota on Oct. 7, 1961. They were later divorced.

He worked for IBM for 30 years at plants in Rochester, Boulder, Colo., and Boca Raton, Fla. He then worked 10 years for Sensormatic in Deerfield Beach, Fla. He recently moved to North Carolina to be closer to family before coming to Rochester for medical care.

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He enjoyed his hobby farm in Chatfield for several years in the 1970s.

Surviving are one daughter, Michele Back (Toby Tomshine) of Rochester; one son, Michael Back (Melissa) of Madison, N.C.; one granddaughter; one sister, Eileen (Perry) Hallam of Auburndale, Fla.; four brothers, John (Elaine) of Anoka, George (Karen) of Elgin, Tom (Merna) of Palo, Iowa, and Hubie (Patty) of Apple Valley. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may call at the church one hour before the service Monday.

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