Mildred Esther Babich
April 4, 1919 — July 28, 2017

Mildred Esther Babich passed away on July 28, 2017, at the age of 98. She was born April 4, 1919, in Waupaca County, the daughter of Andrew and Lydia Marks.

On September 28, 1939, she married Joseph M. Babich. She owned Edgewater Resort on Okauchee Lake with her husband for 23 years. She enjoyed being part of the Edgewater pool and bowling teams. During that time she also was a reporter for the Lake Country Reporter, where she wrote a column, was the author of a book called “Gateway to Okauchee” and co-authored a history book about the Town of Oconomowoc. She was very active in the Okauchee Lioness Club, Lake Country Museum of Oconomowoc and was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church of Oconomowoc.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph.

She is survived by her sons Daniel (Pat) Babich  and Larry (Rita) Babich and daughter Wendy (Dale) Tunak. Mildred was blessed with grandchildren Debbie, Michelle, Mark, Jeff, Tim, Kimberly, Melissa, Brad and Kyle, and also great-grandchildren Alyssa, Jeremy, Aidan, Gabriel, Lorelei, Jonah, Cody, Brooke, Isaac, Dylan, Tyler, Kylie, Brianna and Alexander.

Services will be provided by Pagenkopf Funeral Home today, August 3, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 145 E. Lisbon Road, Oconomowoc. Funeral visitation will be at 10 a.m. with a church service at 11 a.m.

A special thank you goes to the nurses and staff at Waukesha Springs Health Center and the wonderfully compassionate caregivers at Aseracare Hospice health care group.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262567-4457 or visit