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Joseph Henry Frankovich

December 11, 1921 - January 29, 2020


Joseph H. Frankovich age 98 of Durand passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Genesys Regional Medical Center. A mass of the resurrection will take place at 1:00 PM on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Durand. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are being handled by Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Durand Chapel.

Joseph was born December 11, 1921 in Vernon Township, a son of Frank and Anna (Hribnak) Frankovich. On October 7, 1944 he married Mary Rady. They were married for 75 years. Joseph enjoyed golfing, fishing, birds, flower gardening, traveling, sports and volunteering his time to help other people. He was a religious man. Prior to his retirement, he had worked for Simplicity for over 30 years.

Joseph is survived by his wife, Mary Frankovich; children, Jeanne (James) McDonald, Tom (Bobbie) Frankovich, Brian (Lynette) Frankovich and Joe (Anne) Frankovich; 11 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Anna, Tom, Elizabeth, Frank, Marie, Agnes and Mary.

Memorial Contributions in Joseph's name are suggested to St. Mary and St. Joseph Outreach. Online condolences may be sent at