Tribute to a Fallen Hero: The Great Bill Babcock

WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Bill Babcock was an employee of Aspirus Riverview Hospital for 35 years. Over those years, his positivity, kindness and generosity touched many of his co-workers and community members.

After losing his battle with cancer in December, Bill’s former co-workers Michelle Marshall (left) and Connie Casey set out to raise funds to ensure his memory and inspirational spirit live on for many years to come.

Nearly $7,000 was gifted to the Aspirus Riverview Foundation to support the Aspirus Cancer Care-Wisconsin Rapids’ Cancer Patient Fund and to set up a scholarship fund in Bill’s name. Connie and Michelle are taken aback by the response they have received. “It is a true testament to the impact Bill had on the lives of others. He will always be our hero and greatly missed.”

Donations are still being accepted and may be made online at or checks made payable to Aspirus Riverview Foundation may be mailed to Aspirus Riverview Foundation, 410 Dewey Street, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494.

To learn more about Aspirus Riverview Foundation, please visit or call the Foundation office at 715.421.7488.