Frank J. Chovance, Jr. Bath Frank J. Chovance, Jr., age 59, of Bath, MI died Wednesday, November 21, 2012. A Graveside Service will be held at Riverside Cemetery, Elsie, MI on Monday, November 26, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. with Pastors Peter & Bobbie Miller officiating. Frank was born in Owosso, MI on April 8, 1953, the son of Frank J. and Irene (Cerny) Chovance, Sr. He married Patty Bancroft on April 3, 1982. Frank retired as a millwright from General Motors with almost 32 years of service. He was a member of Psalm 91 Church, Lansing, MI. Frank is survived by his wife of 30 years Patty Chovance of Bath, MI, daughter Mary Chovance of Bath, MI, son Richard Bancroft of Vista, CA, mother Irene Chovance of Bannister, MI, three sisters Sharon Pavlik of Dewitt, MI, Patricia and Terry Larner of Fowlerville, MI and Jean Chovance of Dewitt, MI, mother-in-law Lois Richards of Lansing, MI, several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews. Frank was preceded in death by his son, John Frank Chovance and his father, Frank Chovance, Sr. Memorials may be made to the family for his daughter, Mary's college fund. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes Elsie Chapel Elsie, Michigan.
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Published in Lansing State Journal on Nov. 23, 2012