Anita (Steinmetz) Back, 83, of Yorkville, IN passed away Friday, September 24, 2021. Anita was a strong woman who after working with her husband, Clarence, on their dairy farm, dedicated her life to caring for St. Martin’s Church and All Saints Parish. She relentlessly cared for St. Martin’s Church and All Saints Parish rectory, serving as the sacristan, and decorating and cleaning the church with her dear friends. She followed in her mother’s footsteps through her devotion to ensuring that St. Martin’s Church would be maintained as a beacon of Christ’s light for all. Anita was able to spend her final days surrounded by her son, Vernon, and daughter, Marcia; her daughter-in-law, Laura Walker; her good friend, Daniel Cimba; her granddaughters, Livia and Julienne; and her grandson, Brandon and his wife, Faith. She truly appreciated all the visits from the many priests including Fr. Meyer, Fr. Mahan, and Fr. Brian; her sister, Marlene Werner and her daughter, Janet; her nephew, Deacon Charlie Giesting, and her dear family and friends that talked with her and visited with her as she transitioned to ever-lasting life.
Anita will be greatly missed by her son, Vernon (Laura) Back of Indianapolis, IN, her daughter, Marcia Dall (Dan Cimba) of Prospect, KY, and her beautiful grandchildren, Livia Back and Julienne Back of Indianapolis, Christopher (Rose) Dall of Willow Grove, PA, and Brandon (Faith) Dall of Barre, VT. Anita was preceded in death by her parents, husband who was the love of her life, Clarence John Back, and her beautiful daughter, Carol Marie Back. She is survived by her brothers, Fr. Gerald Steinmetz of Albuquerque, NM, and Ron (Janet) Steinmetz, Claire Steinmetz, her sister, Marlene Werner, sister-in-law Claire Steinmetz, and the Back family, including Rita Back, Paul (Ruth) Back, Harold (Donna) Back, Virginia Back, David Back, Marlene (Art) Hoog, and Charles (Mitsi) Back, and many dear nieces and nephews.
Anita’s family will receive friends on Monday, September 27 at St. Martin’s Campus of All Saints Parish from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Rosary will begin at 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Martin’s Campus at 11:30 a.m. with Fr. Jonathan Meyer presiding. Burial will immediately follow. Memorials can be made to St. Martin’s Cemetery Fund or to Fr. Gerald Steinmetz to support the mission of the Franciscans in New Mexico. Memorials will be accepted at the visitation or can be mailed to Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home at 25615 State Rt. 1, Guilford, IN 47022. To offer condolences please visit www.andres-wuestefeldfh.com.