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Memorial Service Thursday for Doris Hanna Babcock

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Doris Hanna “Omi” Babcock, age 73, of Portage, IN, passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017.

She was born on April 19, 1944, in Dresden, Germany, to Friedrich and Irmgard (Blumel) Thomann.

Doris is survived by her sons, Matthew (Tara) Babcock of Lake Station, Brian (Tracey) Babcock of Chesterton, and Kurt Babcock of Bloomington; sisters, Helga and Ilsa; grandchildren, Courtney, Cassandra, Curtis, Cameron, Hanna, Josie, Lily, Myles, and Tess; great-grandchildren, Kaylynn, Bryan, Cyerra.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles Babcock; sister, Inga.

Doris immigrated from Germany in 1967. She loved her family, was a caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Doris was a paramedic NOPAC. She enjoyed spending time at the Bonner Center and traveling.

Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, December 21, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, Chesterton Chapel, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304, with Pastor Lorraine Riser officiating.

Memorial Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 21, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. until the time of service at 7:00 p.m., at the Funeral Home. Cremation services provided by Heritage Crematory, Portage, IN.

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