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Paul David Gorch

July 13, 1973 ~ May 24, 2017 (age 43)

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     Paul David Gorch age 43 of Ovid, MI, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at his home.

     Private Services for family and close friends will be held at a later date.

     Paul was born in Carson City, MI on July 13, 1973 the son of Richard and Carole (Bowerman) Gorch.  Paul resided most of his life in St. Johns and was a graduate of St. Johns High School.

     Paul worked at Research Tool in Ovid.  He enjoyed fishing, boating and anything outdoors.  Paul especially loved spending time up north at their family cabin.  Paul will be remembered for his big heart and loving all his family, especially his daughter and his many friends.

     He is survived by his daughter Ellana Gorch of Grand Ledge, MI, father Rick Gorch of St. Johns, MI, fiancée Rosie Stine of Ovid, MI, and brother Brian Gorch of Highland Twp, MI.  Paul is also survived by his extended family Amber Hill, Austin Hill, Justin Hill, Tory Hill, and Alexis Sage-Livingston.  Paul was preceded in death by his mother and his grandparents.

     Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or a College fund for Elle.  Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Houghton Chapel, Ovid, MI.


Charitable donations may be made to:

American Heart Association
3940 Peninsular Drive, Suite 180, Grand Rapids MI 49546
Tel: 1-616-285-1888
Web: http://www.heart.org

College Fund for Elle



 Service Information

Private Services

Smith Family Funeral Homes - Houghton Chapel, Ovid
232 E. Oak Street
Ovid, MI 48866


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