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Benson - Lori Ann Backer, 54, of Benson, IL, passed away at 2:40 p.m. on Sunday April 19, 2015 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

She was born on December 22, 1960 to Burton and Doris Gastmann Backer.

Surviving are her two brothers, Stanley and Glen Backer of Benson.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Lori volunteered for several organizations throughout the area. She was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Benson.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday April 25, 2015 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in rural Benson. Visitation will be held from 10-11 pm on Saturday prior to the services.
Cremation rites will be accorded and burial of ashes will be in the family plot at St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Illinois Cancer Care or to St. Peter Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at