Linda A. Babcock, 71, of West Bend, passed away Monday, March 4, 2019, at her home.

Linda was the daughter of Clarence and Bonnie (Gibney) Visgar and was born on Aug. 23, 1947, in Hillsboro.

Linda worked at Vacuum Platters for 20 years, and waitressed for another 15 years at Grandma’s Kitchen and the Bunkhouse. Linda married Ralph E. Babcock Sr. on Nov. 22, 1963, in Mauston.

She enjoyed dice and card games with family and friends, crocheting blankets for her five great-grandchildren and gambling at least once a year on her birthday, if not more. She loved gardening and baking. Linda was very active in her grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s lives. She loved to dance whether at the bar in her younger years or in the kitchen while she baked her special treats for her babies. She also enjoyed snowmobiling with her husband Ralph and family.

Linda is survived by her husband Ralph of West Bend; children, Ralph Babcock Jr. of New Lisbon, Tammy (Dan) Stanton of Mauston; sister, Faye Stilin of Janesville; grandchildren, Timothy Babcock of Madison, Destiny Fonseca of West Bend, Damien Babcock of Mauston; five great-grandchildren; five godchildren; and by many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Bob, Dale, John, Earl, Roger, and Jim.

A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Hare Funeral Home, 217 W. Pearl St., New Lisbon. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of service Saturday, March 16 at the Hare Funeral Home, Pastor Wendy Ruetten presiding. The Hare Funeral Home in New Lisbon is assisting the family with arrangements. Online guestbook available at harefuneralhome.com.

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