Chaz Nathan McGowen, 28, passed away on Thursday September 30, 2021. He was born December 23, 1992 in Berrien Center, MI to Ronette Ketchum and Bret McGowen.
Chaz was an avid Michigan Wolverines fan, loved cooking, fishing, and being outdoors. He was happiest when he was with his family. Chaz had an infectious laugh and heartwarming smile. Despite his struggles, he loved and was loved deeply. He had a very loving and generous heart.
Chaz is survived by his mother Ronette Ketchum (Jimmy Page), his father Bret McGowen, sister Lacey (McGowen) Bailey (Bryant), grandparents Gene McGowen, Frank Magner, and Jim Ketchum, nieces Emerlin Bailey and Irelynn Bailey, all of Niles. Cousins Amber and Dale Olsen. Melissa Johnson, Sky Johnson, Kylee Johnson, Marissa Kay, Layla Kay, Nora Kay, and Todd Scansen. And his Godparents, Mike and Debbie Conley. He was preceded in death by his grandmothers Loretta Ketchum and Patricia McGowen and uncle Dennis Batchelor.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday October 19, 2021 at the First Church of Christ (Christian), 2240 Yankee St, Niles, MI 49120. Family and friends may visit at 3pm. Service at 4pm.
The family wishes to thank everyone who has donated in his name and for the outpouring of love and support we have received.
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