Grace Louise Frankovich, age 83, of Manistique passed away Friday, December 21, 2007 at the Christian Park Village in Escanaba.
Grace was born November 23, 1924 in Manistique to Robert and Ruth (Williams) Shampine. She was united in marriage to George Frankovich on December 27, 1944 at the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Manistique. Their union lasted over 62 years. Grace remained a lifelong resident of Manistique and a longtime member of St. Francis de Sales. She was a homemaker and enjoyed watching Lions football, and the Tigers with her husband George. She loved spending time with her family, especially playing games with her grand children and great grandchildren. She was loved and will be missed.
Grace is survived by:
Her son: George (Anita) Frankovich of West Bloomfield, MI
Her daughters: Ruth (John) Schwartz of Rapid River, MI; Kaye (Kenneth) Gross of Gladstone
5 Grandchildren: Andy (Robin) Schwartz, Kevin (Jo Lee) Schwartz, Rodney (Paula)Schwartz, John Schwartz all of Rapid River ; Jenessa (Ryan) Allen of Rochester Hills, MI
7 Great Grandchildren: Jordan, Paige, Jared, Jaden, Erika , Brittany and Maxwell
Her brother: Robert Shampine of Texas
Her sister: Edith Sitoski of Manistique , MI
Numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by:
Her husband, George, on April 4, 2007
A Grandson: Freddy Gross
Brother: Frank Shampine
Sisters: Elizabeth Reber and Ruth Newberry.
According to family wishes cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass is scheduled for Friday, May 16 at 11:00 AM at the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Manistique with Rev. Fr. Glen Theoret officiaitng. Grace will be laid to rest next to her husband in the Fairview Cemetery in Manistique immediately following services.
Ruth Ann I’m so sorry to hear about Grace’s passing and Your father George, I did talk with your dad a couple years ago and he said your mom was ill, again so sorry.
Linda (LaJoice) Niemi
I miss seeing Grace (and George) very much, they were truly wonderful people. My deepest sympathies to all of the family. I wish I could attend the memorial but will be out of town, but you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Dear Family (especially Ruth),
I just wanted you to know that I have been thinking about and praying for you all in your time of loss. I know this has been a hard year, and this loss especially difficult during the holidays. In time, may your sorrow dim and your good memories flourish.