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Melody Couch

October 6, 1957 — October 8, 2023

Kalamazoo, MI

Melody Couch passed away Sunday October 8th in Kalamazoo.  She was born October 6th, 1957, in Kingston NY, a daughter of Paul and Ann (Hurlbut) Prentice.

Melody grew up in both Kingston and Hyde Park, New York.  She attended Keuka College in New York, where she received a B.A. in Nursing.  She graduated nursing school in 1979 and moved to Florida, where she served as a nurse practitioner for over 20 years.  She worked as a nurse in Melbourne Florida from 1979-1990, and then as a nurse practitioner in St. Petersburg Florida from 1990-2001.  After moving to Kalamazoo, she worked at Bronson Hospital from 2003-2020.  Melody loved working as a nurse, and it was her calling and gift from God.  Melody was a great blessing to so many WMU students who were a part of her husband Mark's campus ministry.   Melody loved to hike.  Over the years, she and Mark enjoyed hiking vacations in the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Catskills, and Adirondack Mountains in New York, as well as the Green Mountains of Vermont and White Mountains in New Hampshire.  In her later years, she enjoyed photography.  Most of all, she loved her son Jackson!

Melody was preceded in death by her father, Paul Prentice.  On June 23rd, 1996, she married Mark Couch, who survives.  Also surviving are her son, Jackson Couch; mother, Ann Prentice; siblings David Prentice, Holly (Gary) Videlock, and Wayne (Linda) Prentice; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will be held on Thursday October 26th at Zion Lutheran Church, 2122 Bronson Blvd, Kalamazoo MI 49008.  Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00PM and her memorial service will begin at 7:00PM.

The church invites you to watch the service on a live stream with this link:

Melody Couch Service

Arrangements entrusted to Langeland Family Funeral Homes Burial & Cremation Services, 622 S. Burdick St, Kalamazoo MI 49007. To view Melody’s personalized web page, please visit https://www.langelands.com

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Melody Couch, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, October 26, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Zion Lutheran Church (Kalamazoo)

2122 Bronson Boulevard, Kalamazoo, MI 49008

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Memorial Service

Thursday, October 26, 2023

Starts at 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Zion Lutheran Church (Kalamazoo)

2122 Bronson Boulevard, Kalamazoo, MI 49008

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