William Backen, age 85, of McAllen, Texas, formerly of Hutchinson, Minnesota, and the husband of Mavis Backen, passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2013, in Mission, Texas. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, April 5, 2014, at 10:00 AM at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson with interment at St. Pius X Catholic Cemetery in Glencoe, Minnesota. Gathering of family and friends will be at the church one hour prior to the Mass. Memorials are preferred to St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson. Arrangements are with the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel of Hutchinson.