BLUE EARTH - Funeral services for Romaine C. Babcock, 91, of Blue Earth, will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 7, 2013, at Hope United Methodist Church in Blue Earth, with Rev. Durene Cornell officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth.
Romaine died Saturday, June 1, 2013, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth.
Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at Patton Funeral Home, 400 E. 14th St., in Blue Earth, and one hour prior to the services Friday at the church.
He was born Nov. 4, 1921, in Wells, Minn., the son of Clifford and Mary (Baker) Babcock. He graduated from Delavan High School. On Sept. 14, 1942, he married Fern Weber in Blue Earth. Together, they lived in Winnebago, Guckeen, Blue Earth and rural Delavan. Fern passed away in 2000. He later married Maxine Place. Romaine was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church, and was active on several church boards. He enjoyed RV traveling, including two trips to Alaska to deliver Winnebago motor homes. He also enjoyed golfing, snow blowing, mowing his acreage, and, most of all, loved spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by sons, Darrell (Sharon) Babcock of Rosemount, and Wynn (Beverly) Babcock of Oak Parks Heights; and daughter, Shelly (David) Brown of Jackson. Also surviving are grandchildren, Brent (Nikki) Babcock, Ross Babcock, Mariah (Nick) Benesh, Hilary Babcock, Angeline Babcock; and great-grandchildren, Avery Babcock, Rowan Babcock and Paige Babcock.
He was preceded in death by his wife Fern in 2000; and his parents.
The family requests that any memorials be directed to the American Diabetes Foundation or the American Heart Association.