Victor “Pete” Back, of Sunman, was born on March 21, 1939 in St. Peters, a son to Charles A. and Clara A. Scherger Back. He was a graduate of Brookville High School, class of 1958. On June 25, 1960, Pete married Virginia Schantz at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in New Alsace. He worked at Fernald from 1959-1964 and then Monsanto for 33 years. Pete was a member of All Saints Parish-St. Paul Campus, the Batesville K of C Council 1461, and the North Dearborn Conservation Club. He enjoyed making wine, playing cards, dancing, watching sports and attending church festivals. On Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the age of 80, he passed away at his residence with loved ones by his side.
Those surviving who will cherish Pete’s memory include his loving wife of almost 60 years, Virginia Back; one son, Kevin (Kevin) Back of Lakeland, FL; three daughters, Karen Lozier of Fishers, Kaye Johnson of Burlington, KY, and Kristie (Scott) Gabbard of West Harrison; grandchildren, Brittany (Jason) Moon, Victoria (Coty) Williamson, Bradley Lozier, Vanessa Johnson, and Marissa Gabbard, and two great-grandsons, Vincent and Lincoln Moon. Also surviving are four brothers, Paul (Ruth) Back, Harold (Donna) Back, David Back, and Charles Back, Jr., all of Brookville, and one sister, Marlene (Art) Hoog of St. Leon. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Marjorie Lehane, Dorothy Giesting, and Virginia Huff, and four brothers, Jerome, Albert, John and Clarence Back.
Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 4 until 8 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 W. Vine Street, Sunman with Rosary beginning at 3:30 p.m. Fr. Jonathan Meyer will officiate a Mass of Christian burial on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at All Saints Parish-St. Paul Campus, New Alsace with burial following in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be directed to the Batesville K of C Patio Roof Fund, St. Paul Campus Cemetery, or to the Clara A. Back Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o the Franklin County Community Foundation. To sign the online guestbook or to leave personal memories please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Victor “Pete” Back.