2018-04-12 / Obituaries

Paul J. Frankovich

Paul J. Frankovich Paul J. Frankovich MANISTIQUE – Paul Jerome Frankovich, 78, of Manistique, Mich., passed away Friday, April 6, 2018, at his home in Manistique after a long battle with cancer.

He was born July 26, 1939, the son of Nicholas and Frances (Frankovich) Frankovich and attended school in Manistique.

In his earlier years, he proudly served in the United States Army, in the Artillery Unit. He later moved downstate to Highland, Mich., where he spent the majority of his working career at Holloway Construction Company. He was employed as a heavy equipment mechanic under the Union of Operating Engineers Local No. 324. He retired after 30 plus years.

Paul was an active and faithful member of the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Manistique where he was always willing to lend a hand wherever needed.

He enjoyed mechanic work, woodworking and construction projects. He especially enjoyed building and remodeling houses. His latest interest and hobby involved model railroads, specifically, Lionel Trains.

Paul’s greatest happiness came from helping others. There are many family members and friends that can attest to this, with all the remodeling and building jobs that he helped with throughout the years.

He is survived by his brothers, Joseph (Beverly) Frankovich of Great Falls, Mont. and James (Laurel) Frankovich of Highland; sisters, Clara (Richard) Grall of Rockford, Ill., Mary (Wayne) Gonder of Highland, and Barbara Smith of Princeton, Mo.; brother-in-law, Joseph Wolf; and sisterin laws, Phyllis Frankovich and Kathleen Frankovich; along with several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Nicholas and John; sisters, Angela and Phyllis; nephews, Michael Frankovich, Joseph Wolf, James Gonder, Paul Wayne Frankovich, Craig Gonder and Tyler Frankovich; and his nieces, Janelle Smith and Mary Crossley.

Visitation was held from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at Messier- Broullire Funeral Home in Manistique.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, April 11, at noon, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Manistique with Father Ben Paris officiating. Burial will follow in the Lakeview Cemetery followed by a luncheon in the parish center.

Messier-Broullire Funeral Home of Manistique is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.mbfuneral.com.

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