STERLING – Ross C. Babin, 57, of Sterling, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at his home.
He was born Aug. 11, 1956, in Sterling, the son of Roy John and Elvira Ruth (Lehman) Babin. He married Julie Haan on Oct. 5, 1974, in Sterling. Ross had worked at the former Glafka’s Tire City in Sterling, installing cruise control units and working on vehicle air conditioning and alignments for several years. For the past 20 years, he was employed at CGH Medical Center in Sterling, first in laundry, and later in maintenance.
Ross enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and tinkering around on the farm. He was a member of Bethel Reformed Church in Sterling. He enjoyed vacationing at Mogaheen Resort in Cable, Wis., where he would relax, play jokes, enjoy a few beverages, and occasionally go fishing on the lake.
Survivors include his wife, Julie, and daughter, Carie (Sam) Ramirez, both of Sterling; son, Ben (Gina) Babin of Prophetstown; his two grandchildren, Ty Harvey and Briley Marie Babin; his siblings, Steve (Mary) Babin of California, Mark (Michelle) Babin of Peru, Kaarina (Doug) Lancaster of Morrison, Kelly (Janie) Babin of Sterling, Josanne (Brad) Bruins of LaSalle-Peru, and Chris (Wilma) Babin of Utah; and his father, Roy Babin of Arizona.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Stacy Babin, and his mother.
A gathering of friends and family will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at at 20931 Luther Road in Sterling. A private family graveside service will be at East Genesee Cemetery, north of Sterling. McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls is handling arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.