David Ellis Winch

February 27, 1957September 12, 2017

David Ellis Winch, age 60, passed away on September 12, 2017.

David was the loving father of Erin (Brian) Carnes (her mother - Kathleen Barnum), grandfather of Garrett and Emmett, and brother to Duane Winch, Robin Allen, Cindy (Ron) Russell and Allyson (Jeff) Jones. He was preceded in death by his parents, Norm and Mary Winch, and his brother, Norman C. Winch.

David was a retired Lieutenant for the Flint Police Department. He was involved with their bomb squad and undercover narcotics to name a few. David enjoyed guns and shooting. He liked to watch the Detroit Red Wings and U of M football. He really liked riding his Harley but more than anything, David loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandsons. He will be greatly missed.

Private service were held.

Arrangements were entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Elk Rapids.


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Marcie Mabry

October 4, 2017

Dave was a smart, down to earth cop. We all have our favorites that we meet through work and Dave was one of mine. He was easy to talk to, a remarkable problem solver and an all around great guy. RIP Dave.

TJ Flemings

September 19, 2017

It was a pleasure to work with Dave when he lead our Condo Board. It was a privilege to have him as a neighbor and a friend. I am deeply saddened at his untimely passing and I will miss him.

I extend my condolences to Dave's family for their loss.

Mike Deskovitz

September 18, 2017

My thoughts and prayers for your family. Dave was a good guy and neighbor. He helped me out quite a bit taking me shopping and to doctor appointments, and always kept a close eye on me. We watched lots of sports together, and would sit on the porch talking and enjoying the view. Dave will be missed.

Wade & Deana Schut

September 17, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers for the family. Dave was a good guy who will be missed.

Traci Slicker

September 17, 2017

I am so sorry the hear of Dave's passing. He will be missed at Elk Rapids Beach Resort.

Gary Brenholtz

September 16, 2017

So sad to hear.

Beth Whaley

September 16, 2017

I am so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. He was a wonderful co-worker, always willing to help. I will miss him.

Jan Crowder

September 16, 2017

I was so very sorry to hear of David's passing and your great loss. May God bring you much comfort during these difficult days.
God Bless all of you!

September 15, 2017

We are so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. Our families spent many happy times together when the children were young. May God Bless his family.
Wes & Shirley Rhoads

Norma Ruth Blake

September 15, 2017

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