William “Byrd” Alan Backberg, 63, died on November 16, 2019, at McFarland Rehab, Lebanon, TN.
William was born at the Wadena Hospital on June 3, 1956 to Melvin and Cecelia (Thomson) Backberg. He attended and graduated from Staples school in 1974. He was athletic in high school and advanced to state in the high jump. He was an excellent softball player as a young adult - he lived and breathed sports. He worked in various careers including as a welder and in the trade show/convention business. He had a droll sense of humor.
William is survived by three sons, Kenny Backberg (Hollie), TN, Kyle and Jonas Backberg, Connecticut; grandchildren, Kennedy, Sarah and Eli; former wives: Coni Moore, TN, Cheryl Easterly, TN; siblings: Deb (Jeff) Sumey, Browerville, Bob (Jill) Backberg, St Joseph, Tom Backberg, Pillager, Pete Backberg, Staples, Kari (Tyler) Ehrmantraut, Staples; brother-in-law, Tom Rach, Cyrus; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and long time friends: Rick Miller, Rick Wise, Dave (Swede) Olson and Jim (Red) Martin.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Patti (Tom) Rach and his parents, Melvin/Cecelia Backberg.
Arrangements are by the Mount Olivet Funeral home, Lebanon, TN.
No services will be held.