WILLIAM EARL BABER PORTAGE, IN William Earl Baber, age 66, of Portage, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Porter Hospital, Portage Campus. Earl had been a longtime Northwest Indiana resident and was a US Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He was retired from Venture Stores and also worked at Frank's Nursery & Crafts. Earl enjoyed golfing and was an avid Chicago Bears fan. Earl is survived by his wife, Arlene; six children: Monica Mathews of Hammond, Bill (Diana) Baber of Dekalb, IL, Brenda (Ben) DeFreeuw of South Bend, IN, Stephannie (Dan) Gerkewicz of North Aurora, IL, Jennifer Baber-Russell of Peoria, AZ and Eric Baber of Portage; twelve grandchildren; two brothers: Joe Baber of Iowa and Victor (Sheri) Baber of East Moline, IL; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Karen. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 6 2012 at 4:00 pm at Rees Funeral Home, Brady Chapel, 3781 Central Avenue, Lake Station with Rev. Gary S. Nagy officiating. Cremation will follow the service. Visitation will be also be Tuesday from 1:00-4:00 PM at Rees Funeral Home, Brady Chapel, 219-962-1606 or online www.reesfuneralhomes.com
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Rees Funeral Home, Brady Chapel - Lake Station
3781 Central Ave. Lake Station, IN 46405
Published in The Times from Mar. 4 to Mar. 5, 2012