Thelma F. Sales

Thelma F. Sales, 92, Town of Eldorado, died Friday, November 2, 2012, at Harbor Haven Health and Rehabilitation Center, Fond du Lac.


She was born on September 27, 1920, in Eldorado, a daughter of Alphonse O. and Esther B. White Backhaus.


On June 21, 1941, she married Lloyd J. Sales at Salem-Eldorado United Methodist Church.


Thelma was a member of Community United Methodist Church, North Fond du Lac.


She is survived by two children:  Gary (Eileen) Sales of Muscatine, Iowa, and Faye (Michael) Pallmer of Minocqua; three grandsons:  Scott (Margaret) Sales, Ross (Kim) Sales, and Jason (Jenney) Sales; five great-grandchildren; and a great-great granddaughter.


She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on September 8, 2001; and a sister, Vyonne Backhaus.


A private service was held at Mach Funeral Chapel & Crematory, 31 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac, with Rev. Justin Elliott Lowe officiating and burial in North Eldorado Cemetery.


Mach Funeral Chapel & Crematory is serving the family.  A guest register can be found at