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Richard Francis Gorch

February 6, 1948 ~ February 10, 2018 (age 70)

     Richard Francis "Rick" Gorch age 70, of St. Johns, MI, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018, at Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, MI.

     A Memorial Service will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 2:00 P.M., with Pastor Tyler Barlage officiating.  A Memorial Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 12:00-2:00 P.M. prior to the service at the funeral home.  A private burial will take place at Eureka Cemetery, Eureka, MI at a later date.

     Richard was born in Manistee, MI on February 6, 1948 the son of Aloysius and Christine (Kadzban) Gorch.  Rick married Carole Bowerman on April 26, 1969.  Carole passed away on December 9, 2000.  Rick resided most of his life in Manistee, where he was born and St. Johns.

     Rick retired from General Motors as a Supervisor.  He loved to ride his Harley Davidson Motorcyles and enjoyed snowmobiling.  Rick also enjoyed boating and spending time at the cottage on Manistee Lake.  He loved spending time with family and friends.

     He is survived by his son Brian Gorch of Highland Twp, MI; granddaughter Ellana Gorch of Grand Ledge, MI; sister Antoinette "Toni" Gorch of Brethren, MI; brother Joel Gorch of DeWitt, MI.  Rick was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his son Paul Gorch on May 24, 2017, brother Patrick Gorch and sister Leanne Gorch.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The C-Diff Foundation  Online condolences can be sent to The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI.

Donations may be made to:

The C-Diff Foundation
6931 Ian Court #14, New Port Richey FL 34653

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