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Eugene Welch

Eugene Ray "Gene" Welch

Thursday, January 26th, 1928 - Friday, July 24th, 2020
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Obituary

Eugene Ray “Gene” Welch, 92, of Stevensville, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 24, 2020, at the Willows in St. Joseph.

A celebration of life will be held at noon on Friday, July 31, 2020, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Burial will follow in Lincoln Township Cemetery, Stevensville. Visitation will be prior to the service from 10:30 – noon also at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society or the American Alzheimer’s Assn. Those wishing to send a condolence online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.

Gene was a graduate of Bridgman High School, class of 1946. While there, he was a member of the back to back state basketball champions of ’45 and ’46. After graduation he proudly served in the US Army during the Korean War. When he returned home, he took a job as a repairman at Whirlpool in St. Joe where he worked for 40 years, retiring in 1990. Gene was a former member of the Jaycees, Lions Club, and the American Legion. He was an avid Detroit Sports fan. Gene was active in Little League as a coach and was always an active spectator for his children and grandchildren.

Gene is survived by his wife, Minnie (Abbey) Welch; his sons, James (Cindy) Welch, William A. Welch, and John (Joy) Welch; several step-children; his grandchildren, Andrew, Alex (Karly), Kenneth (Stephanie), Joseph (Alyssa), Christina, Michael, Kara, and Carter; and his great grandchildren, Ellen, Calvin, Joseph, and Brody.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Christine (Mildon) Welch; second wife, Mary Jo (Burns) Welch; son, Michael (Lisa) Welch; siblings, Richard Welch, Donna Chambers, and Lynn Welch; and parents, Floyd and Christine Welch.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 31st, 2020 | 10:30am - 12:00pm
    When
    Friday, July 31st, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm
    Location
    Starks & Menchinger Chapel
    Address
    2650 Niles Rd.
    St. Joseph, MI 49085
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, July 31st, 2020 | 12:00pm
    When
    Friday, July 31st, 2020 12:00pm
    Location
    Starks & Menchinger Chapel
    Address
    2650 Niles Rd.
    St. Joseph, MI 49085
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Lincoln Township Cemetery
    Address
    5055 St. Joseph Ave.
    Stevensville, MI 49127
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Philip J Laney

Posted at 07:48am
Eugene Welch, just a real good guy.

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Julie Belonger

Posted at 09:41pm
I'm sorry to hear of your Father's passing, Bill. God rest his soul and prayers of strength and comfort for you and your family.
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Ginny Woodward

Posted at 03:01pm
My condolences to Gene's family. He was such a decent caring man who loved his family dearly. Have been corner neighbors for many, many years, since his sons and my daughter were in school. He will be missed by all who knew him. He is in a better place now. God Bless .. Ginny Woodward
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shanna and chris tyler

Posted at 12:56pm
Our warmest condolences,
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Michael Woods

Posted at 07:19am
John, Jim, Bill

Sorry to hear about your Dad, may the lord be with all of you during this time of sadness. God Bless.

M. Woods
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