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Andrew’s life began July 15, 1975, in Benton Harbor. He grew up in Hartford where he graduated high school. He then went on to Lake Michigan College. Andrew liked to rebuild computers, listen to rock music, working in his yard and helping his neighbor. Andrew loved being a dad and wrestling with his boys.

Andrew loved his family which includes: his wife of 16 years Rebecca (May) Kinchen; two sons Andrew Kinchen and Derek Kinchen; his parents Alton and Debra Kinchen; his mom Bonnie (Tuchten) Dickey; and four brothers Hallie (Tammy) Kinchen, Alton Neal (Jill) Kinchen II, Devin Kinchen, and Hunter Kinchen.

Andrew died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021, at Spectrum Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids.

He is preceded in death by his sister Kristina Moats.

Funeral services were celebrated on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021 at Hutchins Funeral Home in Watervliet. Burial followed in North Shore Memory Gardens. You are invited to leave a message of comfort for Andrew’s family at


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