Dennis J. Babb, age 75, of Appleton passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. He was born to the late Willis and Eileen “Irish” (Babino) Babb on August 8, 1944. Dennis married Mary Koch on May 6, 1967 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Kaukauna. He spent most of his career selling golf equipment to courses and pro shops throughout Wisconsin. In addition to his passion for golf, Dennis loved fishing on Lake Michigan and Bay de Noc. He was also an avid Bears, Brewers and Badgers fan. He enjoyed coaching boys basketball at Sacred Heart for several years. Most of all, he and Mary loved attending the sporting events of their great nieces and nephews.
Dennis is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary; his sister Cathy (Pete) Hahn; his nieces: Holly (Jason) Brenner and their children Audrey, Jack and Katherine; Heather (Joe) Nett and their children Isaac, Jonah and Griffin; Haley (Erich) Ehle and their children Braden and Tucker; and Mandy Koch; and his nephew Travis Koch; his sister-in-law Joan Koch and his brother-in-law John Koch. He is preceded in death by both of his parents.
A memorial service for Dennis will be held at 12:00 NOON on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at BRETTSCHNEIDER TRETTIN NICKEL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 606 N Oneida Street, Appleton. Friends may visit from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Dennis’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or other charity.
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