Ronald D. Babbitt

Ronald D. Babbitt Grand Ledge Ronald D. Babbitt, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away January 19, 2013 at the age of 77. He was born September 14, 1935 in Eagle, MI, son of Vernon and Lemoine (Preston) Babbitt. Ron was a retired supervisor for General Motors; an avid runner and enjoyed hunting and remodeling houses. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Bonnie L.; son Gary Babbitt of Lutz, FL; daughters: Teresa (Mark) Riley of Loudon, TN, Kathleen Oviedo of Lansing, and Patricia (Francisco Cabral) Burnett of Holt; 14 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren; also brothers Kenneth (Darlene) Babbitt and Robert Babbitt both of Eagle; sisters Geraldine (Harvey) Tupper of Grand Ledge and Judith Petoskey of Grand Ledge. He was preceded in death by his brother Roger Babbitt and sister Patricia Thelen. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at the Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge, with interment to follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Lansing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the in memory of Ronald Babbitt. Online condolences may be shared at

Published in Lansing State Journal from Jan. 22 to Jan. 27, 2013