David Babbitt, Sr.
David Arthur Babbitt, Sr.
David Arthur Babbitt was born in Fort Dodge, IA and grew up in Webster and Humboldt counties. He attended Fort Dodge High School. He was married to Carla Eastman on April 21, 1972 and they lived in Newton for a few years and Dave worked at Jasper County Lumber, Maytag and then was hired by Jasper County, Secondary Road Department, before moving to Kellogg. In 1979 they had twin boys Nick and Curt. Dave and Carla divorced in 1981. Dave finished out his career working at CertainTeed in Grinnell. Dave enjoyed anything outside. Floating down the South Skunk River catching catfish, camping, spending time at his trailer at Lake Pla-Mor, building things, playing pool and laughing with his friends while Hank Williams Jr was playing in the background. Dave was also a member of the Kellogg American Legion and served as commander for many years. Dave was diagnosed with colon cancer in December of 1994 and passed away at the age of 44 in June of 1995.