I was born in Standish, MI in 1950. I am the middle child of three children. My father was born and raised in Tawas City, MI and my mother in Alpena, MI. We lived in Tawas City until I was 10 years old. When I was 8 years old our father passed away suddenly of a heart attack at age 39. In a flash our lives went from happy and carefree to sad and lonely.
In 1960 our mother remarried and we moved to Davison, MI where we joined the Thompson family. They loved us as their own and have been very good to us over the years.
I married Robert Pocza in 1971 and we have four adult children and 15 grandchildren. We resided in Grand Blanc, MI and were members of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (WELS). In February of 2016 my husband passed away. Two months later our oldest son became ill with Glioblastoma Multiforme Grade 4, Brain Cancer. The Lord called him home on April 6, 2017. I am now remarried to retired Pastor, Andrew Backus and we reside in Fanklin, Wisconsin.