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William Babbe

Babbe, William Francis 93, of Danville, died 9:15 pm Thursday, November 15 at North Logan Health Care in Danville. Graveside services: 1:00 pm Monday, Woodlawn Cemetery, Joliet, IL. Pastor Bennie Yarbough. William was born October 12, 1919 to William and Maude Williams Babbe in Joliet where he attended Culbertson and Washington GS. He received a purple heart in the WWII Pacific Theater with the Army infantry. He was a life member of the Stone City VFW Post 2199. He had worked for the BSAF Roofing in Joliet retiring in 1981. He enjoyed woodworking and raising flowers. He moved to Danville in 1991. Survivors: daughters, Karen Morris, Paulette Moody and step-children, Nancy (David) Ling and Robert Durbin. Preceded by parents; 2 wives, Fern Evelyn Seeman on March 5, 1974 and Ruth Mary Anderson on February 22, 1999; son, Richard Wayne Babbe; brother, George Babbe; sister, Pearl Mordell Seeman. Guest register: www.papemortuary.com

Published in The Herald-News on Nov. 18, 2012
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