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Thomas ‘Tom’ Jeffery Babb

Thomas “Tom” Jeffery Babb, 69, of Fostoria, died Monday, April 15, 2019, at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay.

He was born Sept. 2, 1949, in Fostoria, to Donald William and Eunice Irene (Shultz) Babb. He married Ardella Dieter July 2, 1971, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and she survives him.

Also cherishing his memory are his three daughters, Janelle (Michael) Blackburn of Ada, Jeannine (Jason) Schubach of New Riegel and Nicole Sterling of Fenton, Michigan; former son-in-law, Sean Sterling of Fenton, Michigan; six grandchildren; brother, William “Bill” (Ivy) Babb of Fostoria; two brothers-in-law, James Dieter of Port Charlotte, Florida and Greg Dieter of Fostoria;and two sisters-in-law, Denise (Steve) Brown of Fostoria and Lindy (Kirk) Eynon of Bowling Green.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jim and Joyce Dieter.

A U.S. Army veteran, Tom served his county in Vietnam, for which we are a grateful nation.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2019, at Hoening & Son Funeral Home, 133 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria.

His funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, in the funeral home with the Rev. Daniel J. Ring, officiating. Committal services with military honors will follow in the Veteran’s Chapel in Fountain Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to Wounded Warrior Project.