469 West Wheatland| Remus, MI 49340
Obituary of Eugene Ray Walch
Eugene Ray Walch, our humorous husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away in the comfort of his home April 17, 2019. A funeral service will be held to celebrate Eugene’s life, Wednesday, April 24th, at 2:00 PM, at Janowicz Family Funeral Home in Remus with Pastor David Jewel officiating. Visitation will take place at the funeral home on Wednesday from 12:00 PM to the time of service.
Gene was born September 3, 1955, in Edmore, MI, the son of Eugene and Myrtle (Snider) Walch. He married the love of his life, Donna Stratton on December 20, 1973, and together the two grew their family to include three children. Gene was a hardworking, motived man who was always on the go. He enjoyed to hunt, fish, go camping, travel and was a man of many trades including excavating, farming, woodworking and even taxidermy. If he didn’t have it, he would build it. Gene was a simple man and didn’t need the finest of things in life. He owned and operated Walch’s Sanctuary in Remus for over 20 years, and thoroughly enjoyed his time doing so. A devoted family man, Gene always put his family first. He was so loving and caring, yet strong and sarcastic. He didn’t like to be too serious and always enjoyed having a laugh with family and friends. When he became ill, Gene was lifted-up through time spent with family, and enjoying the simple things in life such as the smell of fresh popcorn.
Left to cherish Gene’s vibrant memory are his wife of 45 years, Donna Walch; sons, Floyd Walch and Donald G. (Rose) Kott; brother, Gary Walch; grandchildren, Zach (Terri) Walch, Cheyenne Walch, Cherikee Kott, D.J. Kott, Nicholas Walch, and Brandy Walch; great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Ellyahna, Emily, Avery, and Layla Gene Walch, and Pastor Dave and Shirley Jewel who have been a huge support to both Gene and Donna.
Sadly, Gene was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Tabatha in 1992, and great-granddaughter, Natalie.
Those desiring may direct memorial contributions to the Susan Mast Foundation at susanmastals.org in lieu of flowers.
469 West Wheatland
Remus , MI , 49340