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Wilma Jean Gooch

January 29, 1932 — September 7, 2021

Wilma Jean Gooch, age 89, passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at The Brook in West Branch, MI. She was born on January 29, 1932 in Indianapolis, IN her parents, Ernest and Jeannette Begin.

She lived in West Branch since 2019, formerly of Grosse Pointe Park, MI. She enjoyed playing poker, being with her family, dining out, and crocheting.

Wilma is survived by her children, Jeannette Clouse (Michael), James Gooch (Gayle), Mark Gooch, Joyce McReynolds, Larry (Shammy) Gooch, Michael (Teresa) Gooch, and Chris Gooch (Danielle); and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch will be held on Friday, September 10, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Memorial Contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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Friday, September 10, 2021

11:00am - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Homes - West Branch

109 East Houghton Avenue, West Branch, MI 48661

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