NORMA M. BABBITT, 88 ROCKFORD - Norma M. Babbitt, 88, of Rockford, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Alpine Fireside. She was born in Walhalla, N.D. on July 16, 1924; daughter of William and Luella (Braget) Tessmer. She married Jess Babbitt on May 19, 1946, in Rockford. Norma worked in the payroll department at Bergner's for more than 20 years until her retirement in 1995. She is survived by sons, Gary Babbitt and David (Debbie) Babbitt of Winnebago; daughters, Karen (Dan) Terry of Cape Coral, Fla., and Christine Hartzell of Dickinson, Texas; four granddaughters; two grandsons; and six great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents; husband, Jess; and brother, William Tessmer Jr. Service at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, 3910 N. Rockton Ave., with visitation from 10 a.m. to time of service. Private burial in Willwood Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to
, 8430 Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL. Express condolences online at www.fitzgeraldfh.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Feb. 21 to Feb. 22, 2013