George C. Babcock
Funeral services for George C. Babcock, age 87 of Creighton, Nebraska, will be Monday, February 10, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in rural Creighton.
Pastor Terrell Huber and grandson, Pastor Chad Boggs, will officiate with burial in Christ Lutheran Cemetery at rural Creighton.
Visitation will be Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Creighton.
George died Thursday, February 6, 2014, at home surrounded by his family.
George C. Babcock was born November 28, 1926, at home north of Bazile Mills, Nebraska, to Clifton G. "C.G." Babcock and Lorna (Iauch) Babcock. George was baptized January 1, 1927, and confirmed March 29, 1942, at Zion Lutheran Church in Creighton. His confirmation verse was Matthew 26:41. George attended Bazile Mills School through the 10th grade and graduated from Creighton High School in 1944.
On June 1, 1949, George married Dorothy "Dottie" Mae Christiansen at the Zion Lutheran Church in Creighton. To this union three children were born: Clifton, Lorna, and James.
George farmed all his life and raised pigs, chickens, colts, cattle, and ran the Babcock Dairy for 45 years until retirement in 2002. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, ice skating, dancing, ball games, playing guitar, cards, word search, spending time with his families, and a good game of UNO with the grandkids and great grandkids. He served church offices, sang in the choirs, taught Sunday School and sponsored the Church Youth Group for many years. He is a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Bazile Mills, rural Creighton. George passed away peacefully at his home with his loving wife and three children and their spouses at his side.
George is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Dottie) of 64 1/2 years; his three children, Clifton (Susan) Babcock of rural Creighton, Lorna (Tom) Boggs of Neligh, and James (Sherry) Babcock of rural Winnetoon; 13 grandchildren, Chad (Becky) Boggs of Red Cloud, David Babcock of Creighton, Troy (Shantell) Boggs of Neligh, Amy (Doug) Stewart of Bloomfield, Tami (Shanon) Sucha of Orchard, Dottie (Kevin) Kleinschmit of Volin, South Dakota, Clifton, Jr. (Karla) Babcock of Winnetoon, Seth (Megan) Boggs of Seward, Sonny Babcock of Creighton, George (Crystal) Babcock of Creighton, Michael Babcock of Creighton, Sara (Travis Hansen) Babcock of Wausa, and Molly (Adam) Morrison of Tilden; 31 great grandchildren, Samantha, Hope and Jacob Stewart, Shawn, Timothy, and Samuel Sucha, Garrett, Serina and Emilee Babcock, Anna Hansen, Caleb Morrison, Drew, Adam, Evan, Grant, Isabel, Asher, Micah and Leah Boggs, Adysen, Emma, McKenna, Aiden and Braxton Boggs, Ethan and Mya Boggs, Michael Erpelding, Elyjah and Kaden Kleinschmit, Walker and Jasemine Babcock, and two on the way. George is also survived by his brothers and sistersin-law, Leland (Karen) Christiansen of Creighton, Esther Behrens of Norfolk, Fern (Bill) Goodman of Creighton, Sharon Christiansen of Creighton, and Marcelline Christiansen of Osmond; niece, LaVon Fischer of Arizona; and nephew, Lyle (Joann) Fischer of Niobrara; and cousins and friends.
George was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Charles Babcock; sister, Alene (Henry) Fischer; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Vernon (Bernice) Christiansen, Norman (Luretta Brockmann) Christiansen, Ed Brockman, Jim Stacken, Donald Christiansen, Ernest Christiansen, Ralph Clausen, and Marlin Behrens.