Melvin R. Babcock, of North Branch, formerly of Stanchfield, passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at the Villages of North Branch. He was 92 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church with Rev. Rich Chronis officiating.

VISITATION will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 25, 2012 at Rock-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Braham and one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.

INTERMENT will be at Rice Lake Cemetery in Braham.

Melvin R. Babcock, of the Villages of North Branch, formerly of Stanchfield, left us for heaven on Sunday evening, June 17, 2012. He was 92 years old.

Melvin was born May 26, 1920 in Webster, Wisconsin. His family moved to Markville, Minnesota, where he attended school and graduated in 1938 from Cloverton High School. He married Irene Witt in 1941 and they celebrated 70 years together. In 1949, their family moved from Markville to Sandstone. In 1959, the family moved to Stanchfield.
Melvin’s many skills included school bus driving, welder, mechanic, and all around handyman.  Mel loved hunting, fishing, family, friends, and helping others. He will be greatly missed, but will be waiting for us at the gates of heaven with open arms

Melvin is preceded in death by his parents Herman and Olga (Fosmo) Babcock; 2 brothers and 2 sisters; son-in-law, Donald Shade.

He is survived by wife, Irene; children, Gary (Marie), Diane Shade, Roshan (Shivani), Lonny (Denise), Dan (Debbie); 9 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sister, Rosalyn (Leonard) Haus; sister-in-law, Lois Babcock; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

6 guestbook entries for MELVIN R. BABCOCK

  1. Carmel Gorham June 20, 2012 at 9:44 am #

    Your extended families thoughts and prayers are with you and yours at this time. Blessings to you all.

  2. Paul Wrege June 20, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

    My condolences on the loss of Mel. He was a good and faithful servant and a very kind man. You are all in my thoughts during this sad time.

  3. Art & Edie Kaunone June 21, 2012 at 11:00 am #

    Deepest sympathies to the family of Mel Babcock. Thoughts and prayers in your time of loss.

  4. Larry Southerland June 22, 2012 at 10:14 pm #

    My sincere sympathy to the family. Mel was a very fine gentleman that will be missed by all of us.

  5. Kathy Hanson June 23, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    My heart goes out to you, Gary, and your family on the loss of your father. No matter the long and well-lived time your father had with you all, it seems in the end to be all too short.

  6. nicole August 3, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

    Melvin was always smiling and always made you smile to see him. He will be truely missed.

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