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.