Karin C. Babb, age 59, of Isanti died September 27, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. A memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Monday, October 1st at Strike Life Tributes in CAMBRIDGE. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, October 2nd at Christ the King Catholic Church in Cambridge with a time for visiting also being held one hour prior to the service at the church. Inurnment will be in Christ the King Catholic Cemetery.
Karin Colleen Babb was born on February 12, 1959, in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Clyde and Audre (Julik) Babb. She was raised in Cambridge, Minnesota, and graduated from Cambridge High School. Karin received her degree as a Registered Nurse from Anoka Ramsey Community College.
Karin lived her life to the fullest. She was a staunch advocate for the underdog and dedicated her career to helping those in need, first at the Cambridge State Hospital, then at Lino Lakes Correctional Facility, and finally with Guild Incorporated. Karin loved biking and served as a cycling coach for the Special Olympics. Karin’s kind heart affected the lives of many people who society had forgotten and filled the gap when no one else did. She had a rare and special gift that will be missed terribly by everyone whose life she touched.
Karin was fiercely loyal to her family and always game for a good adventure, especially with her sisters. Whether Polar Plunging, skydiving, or traveling to beautiful tropical locations, she never said no to a chance to experience something new.
Even with all of Karin’s accomplishments, her true calling was being a grandma. Karin was a loving, doting, caring “Nana.” You were most likely to find Karin at a hockey rink, baseball diamond, or soccer field cheering on her grandkids. Braxton, Ella, and Rylee were the absolute loves of her life.
Karin passed away on September 27, 2018, surrounded by her family. She was 59 years young. Karin will be remembered with love by her daughter Danielle (Matt) Ziebarth; grandchildren Braxton, Ella, and Rylee Ziebarth; mother Audre Babb; brother David (Amanda) Babb; sisters Mary Koscielniak, Dina Denne (Tom Look), and Judy (Chris) Welker; 3 nieces, 3 nephews, two great-nieces, two great-nephews, and many cousins and friends. Karin was preceded in death by her father, Clyde Babb.