Lester E. Babcock,
age 77 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on Monday, October 28, 2019.
He was born on
January 5, 1942, in Porter County, IN, to Lester and Gertrude (Eastman)
Lester is survived
by his wife, Pamela (Tavernier) Babcock; son, Daron (Lillian) Babcock;
daughter, Dawn (Ryan) Mills; sisters, Adrienne (Norbert) Milzarek, Gayle
(William) Watts and Jeanine (Richard) Janusaitis; grandchildren, Nathaniel,
Christopher, Benjamin and Samantha Mills, Catherine Ytell and Diego Babcock
and many nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
Lester was a member
of the Porter United Methodist Church and was a veteran of the United States
Army where he served two years on active duty as an Artilleryman at Fort
Sill, Oklahoma, and four years in the reserves. He worked at Hopkins
Illinois Elevator Company in Chicago and then for NIPSCO at the Bailey
Generating Station, and retired as a supervisor. Lester was a member of the
Moose Lodge in Chesterton and participated as an umpire and coach for many
years with State Park Little League. He dedicated many years to Rebuilding
Duneland and Meal on Wheels of Porter County and participated in Duneland
Seniors at Hawthorne Park, in Porter.
Lester enjoyed bowling,
hunting, poker and golf and especially fishing at Callahan Lake Resort that
his great-grandparents owned in Haywood, WI. He was a loving husband, father
and grandfather and will be deeply missed.
A Memorial Service
will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., at Edmonds &
Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, 46304, with Pastor Liz
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. until
time of service at 7:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the VNA Hospice, 501 Marquette St., Valparaiso, IN
may be made to the family at