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Gordon R. Welch

Gordon R. Welch, 78 of Cedar Springs, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, September 9, 2010 at Spectrum Health – Butterworth Campus. Mr. Welch was born February 9, 1932 in Sparta, MI the son of Chester and Gwendolyn (Ferrick) Welch. He was a Corporal in the U.S Army serving on the front lines of the Korean War. He retired from the Service Department at MichCon. He loved the Lord and was a faithful member of First Baptist Church, Cedar Springs. He was very giving and a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be lovingly remembered by “Althea, the girl of my dreams”, Althea (Bliss) whom he married on September 20, 1957; one son and his wife, Richard (Linda) Welch of Wyoming; two grandsons, David and Jonathan; brothers, Charlie (Donna) Welch, Jerry (Jackie) Welch; sisters, Mary (Larry) Jensen, Mona (Dick) Harroun; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Carol Merlington; brother, Tom Welch. The family received friends Sunday from 7-9 pm at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. The service was held Monday 11:00 am at First Baptist Church. Pastor Jim Howard officiating. Interment Fairplains Cemetery, Sparta. Military honors by the Kent County Veterans Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church.
Arrangements by Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs
www.blisswitterspike.com

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