Babcock, Delbert Gail
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Delbert Gail Babcock, age 69, of Friendship, Wisconsin passed away peacefully Monday, October 7, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the Cedar Shack in Adams, Wisconsin.
Pastor Anita Genrich will officiate. Interment will be at the Easton Cemetery, Twp of Easton, Wisconsin. Military honors will be presented by the Adams County Honor Guard and the Vietnam Veterans #729.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at Cedar Shack.
Del was born March 1, 1944 in Waukesha, Wisconsin to Menzo Ellsworth and Irma Adell (Clough) Babcock. The family moved to Fifield, Wisconsin, where his parents owned Babcock's Cabins on the Flambeau River before moving to Adams County, where he attended school. Del served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He worked construction and later for the Chicago NorthWestern Railroad until he was injured. Del married Susan Kurz in 1970 and was blessed with two children before ending in divorce. He managed the VFW and then bought the Cedar Shack, which he owned and operated up to his passing. His life was enriched by meeting new people and visiting with his friends and faithful customers.
He married Cynthia Tomschin on August 3, 1996, in Adams, Wisconsin. They owned and operated Cedar Shack together, where over the years, they hosted and shared many special occasions together. He will be missed by his loving lab, Hope.
Del enjoyed boating, sporting clays, trap shooting, hunting, fishing, visiting with family and friends, hobby farming, and shooting pool. Shortly after he was diagnosed with cancer, he and a friend were able to take a trip to Montana, where Del's dream came true of shooting a 6 x 6 bull elk.
Del was a member of the Vietnam Veterans #729, Adams County Tavern League, Lifetime member of the Adams VFW Post #6279; and lifetime member Easton-White Creek Lions.
Del was preceded in death by his parents, Menzo and Irma Babcock, and brother, Walter Babcock.
Survivors include his wife, Cindy Babcock of Friendship, Wisconsin; son, Darin (Diane) Babcock of Hancock, Wisconsin; daughter, Becky (Will Philippe) Babcock of Adams, Wisconsin; grandchild, Katie, grandchild, Becca, grandchild, Nate, grandchild, Jack, grandchild, Lily, grandchild, Austin; brother, Larry (Carol) Babcock of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin; brother, Herb (Lois) Babcock of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin; sister, Patsy (Tom Christiansen) Pietrzak of Easton, Wisconsin. Further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Roseberry's Funeral Home (www.roseberrys.com) is assisting the family.
Roseberry's Funeral Home & Crematory
512 Main St
Friendship, WI 53934
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Oct. 9, 2013