Lowell E. Babcock, 89, a life-long resident of Kalkaska, passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at Munson Medical Center. He was born on March 3, 1923 in Traverse City to the late Milo and Lucile (Clapp) Babcock.|
Lowell married the former Alice Phelps on March 8, 1947. He served his country proudly as a member of the United States Navy during World War II for 5 years in the Atlantic and Pacific campaigns.
Lowell retired from the Kalkaska Road Commission after 37 years of dedicated service. He was always very active in volunteering and servicing his community. Lowell was a past Boy Scout Master for Troop 9 in Kalkaska. He was a past Rapid River Township Supervisor. Lowell also formerly served on the Kalkaska Hospital Board. He currently was Chairman of the Kalkaska Public Transit Board. He served as an Elder at the Kalkaska Church of Christ. Lowell was a member of the American Legion Post #480 of Kalkaska. In his spare time, Lowell enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing, and the great outdoors. His dedication to his family, church, country, and community will be deeply missed by all.
Lowell is survived by his devoted wife of 65 years, Alice; his loving children, Joyce (Tony) Candela of St. Clair Shores, Susan Babcock of Traverse City, David (Terry) Babcock of Kalkaska, Mike (Kim) Babcock of Kalkaska, Debbie (Joe) Rogers of Williamsburg, and Diane (Kurt) Schuler of Williamsburg; his 20 cherished grandchildren; his 28 precious great-grandchildren; and his dear sister Barbara Brothers of Kalkaska.
Lowell was preceded in death by his parents and two dear babies.
Visitation for Lowell was held on Saturday, August 4, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. at Wolfe-O'Neill Funeral Home. Funeral services were on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at the Kalkaska Church of Christ with Dan Johnson and Jeff Badgero officiating.
Memorials may be given to the Kalkaska Church of Christ, 1725 W Kalkaska Rd NW, Kalkaska, MI 49646.
Condolences may be left online at www.wolfeoneill.com.
Arrangements were made by Wolfe-O'Neill Funeral Home, our family serving yours.
Published in The Leader and the Kalkaskian on Aug. 8, 2012