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Freeper Michigander has passed away
The Herald-Palladium ^ | June 10, 2008

Posted on 06/10/2008 9:54:33 AM PDT by Jim Robinson

William ‘Bill’ Jonathan Babor

BENTON HARBOR — William “Bill” Jonathan Ba­bor, 47, of Benton Harbor died Sunday, June 8, 2008, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center.

A Celebration of Life ser­vice will be held 12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at Starks & Menchinger Family Funer­al Home, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph, with Pastor Rob Meckley offi­ciating.

Visitation is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memo­rial donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Founda­tion or the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Those wishing to send a condolence message online may do so at www.starks­menchinger.com.

Bill was born Jan. 12, 1961, to William and Cecile (Calkins) Babor in South Ha­ven.

Bill married Bonnie Sue Staines on Oct. 20, 1984, in Watervliet. He worked at Whirlpool Corporation as a technician. He loved fishing, camping, golfing, bowling and collecting knives.

Bill is survived by his wife, Bonnie of Benton Harbor; daughter, Brandi (Blair) Pow­ers of St. Joseph; mother, Ce­cile Lanier of Benton Harbor; sisters, Joyce Gulbranson of Benton Harbor and Rosie Jor­dan of Benton Harbor.


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RIP Michigander. Prayers for his family and friends.
1 posted on 06/10/2008 9:54:33 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

God be with Bill and his family.


2 posted on 06/10/2008 9:57:30 AM PDT by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I’m so sorry. He was very interesting. Prayers for the family in their time of loss.


3 posted on 06/10/2008 9:58:57 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Heartless butcher of shrubbery.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Too damn young.


4 posted on 06/10/2008 9:59:01 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (No prisoners. No mercy. Fight back or STFU!!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

God bless him and his family.

For those who never “met” him, some of his posts here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:michigander/index?brevity=full;tab=comments

A very clever man and a good Conservative.


5 posted on 06/10/2008 9:59:26 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle (The Mainstream Media Controls Our Party. Go, RINOS!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Prayers up; rest in eternal peace FRiend.


6 posted on 06/10/2008 9:59:41 AM PDT by LambSlave
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To: Jim Robinson

prayers for those who loved him


7 posted on 06/10/2008 10:02:36 AM PDT by firewalk
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To: Jim Robinson

Prayers and condolences to his family and friends.

A member of the FReeper class of 1998, some of our best and toughest.


8 posted on 06/10/2008 10:02:48 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Play that Funky Music Typical White Boy!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Rest in peace, Bill. You’ll be missed...

Deep condolences and the Lord’s comfort to the family.


9 posted on 06/10/2008 10:02:53 AM PDT by mikrofon
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To: Jim Robinson

I’m so sorry. Prayers for his family and all who loved him.


10 posted on 06/10/2008 10:04:25 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Much, much to young. RIP Michigander.


11 posted on 06/10/2008 10:04:28 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Jim Robinson; All
Oh no, sorry to read this. Prayers.

Who can ever forget

CLOSE YOUR TAGS, MAGGOT!!!

12 posted on 06/10/2008 10:04:32 AM PDT by dighton
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To: Jim Robinson
God bless him and keep him.

It's depressing to hear about all these FReepers who die so young.

13 posted on 06/10/2008 10:07:37 AM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that those who call themselves Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: Jim Robinson
Prayers for Bill's family and loved ones.
May the LORD comfort them for their loss, and draw them near.

Isaiah 25

8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.
9 And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

We look to that day.

14 posted on 06/10/2008 10:08:39 AM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
He had a great sense of humor and excellent computer skills. RIP--too soon gone for sure. Here's one of my favorites that he posted:

Beer for a vote...

15 posted on 06/10/2008 10:08:50 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Another 'oldtimer' is gone.

Rest easy FRiend. You're home now.

16 posted on 06/10/2008 10:09:17 AM PDT by uglybiker (I do not suffer from mental illness. I quite enjoy it, actually.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Oh no! What happened?

God Bless him and his family, he was a fellow Michigander.


17 posted on 06/10/2008 10:10:02 AM PDT by roses of sharon ( (Who will be McCain's maverick?))
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To: PJ-Comix; Paul Heinzman; mikrofon; Cletus.D.Yokel; franksolich

Wow. Michigander often posted on our DUmmie FUnnies. He was a clever guy.


18 posted on 06/10/2008 10:11:40 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Check to see if he was on the ping list, PJ.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I’m so sorry. Prayers up for his family and friends. RIP.


19 posted on 06/10/2008 10:13:07 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Jim Robinson
Prayers up for our FRiend and his family.
20 posted on 06/10/2008 10:14:19 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Jim Robinson

Another “old timer” freeper gone. RIP. Prayers for the family.


21 posted on 06/10/2008 10:14:24 AM PDT by SoDak (Anything but obama)
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To: Jim Robinson
Another of the class of '98 gone too young.

You could tell he was a conservative just by the eulogy written.

RIP, Michigander.

22 posted on 06/10/2008 10:15:34 AM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Jim Robinson
Rest in Peace, Michigander! You will be missed.

My condolences to the family.

23 posted on 06/10/2008 10:16:50 AM PDT by meyer (Government is the problem, not the solution.)
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To: Jim Robinson
So sorry to hear this. RIP Michigander...condolences to family and friends.

24 posted on 06/10/2008 10:17:33 AM PDT by ~Vor~
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To: Jim Robinson

Prayers for the repose of his soul in the loving arms of Almighty God, and the consolation of family and friends.


25 posted on 06/10/2008 10:19:11 AM PDT by Judith Anne
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To: Jim Robinson

RIP Michigander. Prayers for his family and friends. Ditto.

So young. RIP.


26 posted on 06/10/2008 10:19:39 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotline 1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Prayers for the family.


27 posted on 06/10/2008 10:23:31 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: Charles Henrickson; PJ-Comix; Paul Heinzman

A talented ‘shopper as well... He made so many contributions to the FR threads, including many FUnnie DUFU graphics.

A compendium of his images can be found in his Photobucket account:

http://s86.photobucket.com/albums/k115/migander/stuff/?start=all


28 posted on 06/10/2008 10:25:34 AM PDT by mikrofon (RIP, Bill)
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To: Michigander

Rest in peace, patriot. Sweet repose is yours.

29 posted on 06/10/2008 10:25:41 AM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Jim Robinson

Wow still a young man. Prayers up.


30 posted on 06/10/2008 10:27:59 AM PDT by visualops (artlife.us . nature photography desktop wallpapers)
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To: Jim Robinson

Prayers for Michigander and family.


31 posted on 06/10/2008 10:29:27 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: Jim Robinson

RIP FRiend.

Prayers sent.


32 posted on 06/10/2008 10:29:52 AM PDT by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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To: Jim Robinson

Wow - sorry to hear that - Michigander was one of the good guys, for sure...


33 posted on 06/10/2008 10:36:08 AM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (Friends with umbrellas are outstanding in the rain.)
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To: Jim Robinson

RIP Michigander.


34 posted on 06/10/2008 10:36:40 AM PDT by Daus
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To: Jim Robinson

Adding my prayers for his family.


35 posted on 06/10/2008 10:38:40 AM PDT by EternalVigilance ("If we don't quit, we will prevail." -- Click the pic on my homepage...)
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To: Jim Robinson

prayer bttt


36 posted on 06/10/2008 10:39:31 AM PDT by bmwcyle (If God wanted us to be Socialist, Karl Marx would have been born in America.)
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To: Jim Robinson; michigander

My thoughts are with his family.

RIP.


37 posted on 06/10/2008 10:40:56 AM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: Jim Robinson

RIP.


38 posted on 06/10/2008 10:48:30 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Jim Robinson

So young. RIP Bill. God’s love and comfort for your family...


39 posted on 06/10/2008 10:51:53 AM PDT by eureka! (McCain....I guess.)
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To: Pharmboy
I got chuckle out of the Obama/Looter pic. I'm sure he would've liked that his skills got one last laugh out of me.

RIP

40 posted on 06/10/2008 10:55:19 AM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: Jim Robinson; NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; NYTexan; WestCoastGal; tubebender; ...

Sad news FR at Nascar Team Ping

Michigander, a long-time FR stalwart and race thread frequenter from its inception, has left the track.

He will be missed by all who knew him.

Prayers of Comfort and Peace to the family and FRiends.


41 posted on 06/10/2008 10:56:13 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotline 1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

God Bless and God Speed Patriot

Prayers for the family


42 posted on 06/10/2008 10:56:27 AM PDT by Leofl (I'm from Texas, we don't dial 9-11)
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To: Jim Robinson

Prayers lifted.


43 posted on 06/10/2008 11:00:04 AM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: Jim Robinson; grellis; sit-rep; CSM; Taffini; Westlander; PGalt; cripplecreek; Hot Tabasco

Sad news. RIP, Michigander.


44 posted on 06/10/2008 11:01:46 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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I enjoyed Mr. Babor's sense of humor for a number of years here.

Peace and comfort to his family.

45 posted on 06/10/2008 11:02:18 AM PDT by dbwz
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holy cow..he was/is in my fantasy nascar league this year..:(

RIP..


46 posted on 06/10/2008 11:03:24 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (www.liberallunacy.bravehost.com..I'm a Patriot Guard Rider. www.patriotguard.org for info.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Gosh,Eternal rest to him and prayers for his family.God bless,Fatima


47 posted on 06/10/2008 11:03:24 AM PDT by fatima (Pray.for Jim,founder of this forum.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Oh no.

Godspeed, Bill.. and prayers for Bonnie and family..


48 posted on 06/10/2008 11:07:12 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: NormsRevenge

Prayer BUMP


49 posted on 06/10/2008 11:10:39 AM PDT by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: Jim Robinson

Sad, so sad............ Prayers for his family and friends.


50 posted on 06/10/2008 11:11:06 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (High Maintenance Estrogen Bot........... look out :0))
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