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Visitation Friday for David Babcock 74

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David Babcock, age 74, lifelong resident of Porter, IN, passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2015.

David was born in Porter, IN, on March 28, 1941, to Fernandis and Clara (Hall) Babcock.

David worked in construction and retired from IMS Local #150. He was a member of Local #150 retirees club. David was a former Councilman for the Porter Town Board. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid Green Bay Packers Fan.

He is survived by his loving wife, Shirley Babcock; his children, Tony (Kelly) Babcock of Naples, FL, Debbie (Harry) Lowenthal of Westville, IN and Mike (Natalie) Babcock of Porter, IN; brother, Charles (Doris) Babcock of Portage, IN; sisters, Colleen (Kenny) Peting of Baytown, TX, and Arla (Harry) Schnafit of Arizona; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Nelson Babcock and sisters, Marian Barney and Eleanor Blakely.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 17, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. until the 6:00 p.m., with a time of family sharing beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN.

Memorials may be made to Catch a Dream at or Porter County Cancer Society, 2502 Beech Street, Ste. 60, Valparaiso, IN, 46383.

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Posted 7/14/2015




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