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“So sorry to hear about Ross's passing. God bless his family and friends. We always loved working with him at CGH. ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Mary Emily Brandonff - Morrison, IL

“Sincerest sympathy and prayers to the family. Ross was really a neat person. He will be missed by many. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Jim Zaagman - Prophetstown, IL

“Julie, sorry to hear about Ross. Always such a nice guy. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Mindy (Castillo) Todd - Sterling, IL

“very sorry for your loss, many days at Glafka's and Cgh !!!! ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: jim brandenburg - sterling, IL

“We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers to all of you during this difficult time. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Shawnelle and Kevin Soenksen and Family

“Our condolences to the family. Our daughters are good friends. Our sympathies are with you at this sad time. Try to remember the goods times. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: G. Joe and Rita Pepper - Sterling, IL


Ross C. Babin, 57 of Sterling died Tuesday April 1, 2014 at his home.

He was born on August 11, 1956 in Sterling, the son of Roy John and Elvira Ruth (Lehman) Babin. He married Julie Haan on October 5, 1974 in Sterling. Ross had worked at the former Glafka's Tire City in Sterling, installing cruise control units, working on vehicle air conditioning and alignment's for several years. For the past 20 years was 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, WI where he would relax, play jokes, enjoy a few beverages and occasionally fishing on the lake.

Survivors include his wife, Julie; daughter, Carie (Sam) Ramirez of Sterling; son, Ben (Gina) Babin of Prophetstown; and his two grandchildren: Ty Harvey and Briley Marie Babin; his sibblings: Steve (Mary) Babin of CA, Mark (Michelle) Babin of Peru, Kaarina (Doug) Lancaster of Morrison, Kelly (Janie) Babin of Sterling, Josanne (Brad) Bruins of LaSalle/Peru, Chris (Wilma) Babin of UT; and his father Roy Babin of AZ.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Stacy Babin and his mother.

A gathering of friends and family will take place on Friday April 4, 2014 from 5 – 9PM at 20931 Luther Road in Sterling. A Private family graveside services will be held at East Genessee Cemetery North of Sterling.

Memorial to the donor's choice.