Robert (Bob) A. Babcock, age 88 died on July 18, 2023. He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and was the son of Arthur and Elizabeth Babcock. He graduated from LaPorte High School and then joined the U.S. Navy. He served primarily in the Pacific theater. He enrolled in Ball State University following the completion of his naval career. He met his wife, Patricia, while a student. They married in 1958. Robert graduated with a degree in Business Administration in 1960.
His business career started as an insurance adjuster. He and a coworker then decided to open their own firm after a few years of working with two other firms. He and his partner had a successful corporation for thirty years until his retirement.
He was active in Boy Scouts as a Scout Master and in the Blue Goose Adjusters Association. He was the chair of the Administrative Board of the Chesterton United Methodist Church. He moved to North Carolina upon retirement. This enabled him to be closer to the grandchildren and enjoy the experiences of a new state with his wife.
Travel to many states and other countries was a source of pleasure.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia and children Brett, Richard (Dr. Mary) and Laura (Dr. John) Haselow. Grandchildren are Rachel, Jared, and Mitchell Haselow and Trevor and Alana Babcock.
Predeceased are daughter, Beth, and parents Arthur and Elizabeth Babcock.
Private services will be held at the Smith and Buckner Funeral Home.
Bob’s family would like to express their gratitude for the professionalism and compassion given by both the Liberty Skilled care and Hospice units.