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Franklin D. Vincent, age 71, of rural Greenville, passed away Wednesday morning, July 2, 2014 at his home under the loving care of his family and Spectrum Health Hospice. The son of Chester G. & Belva Dora (Kelly) Vincent, he was born on July 13, 1942 in Sumner Township, Gratiot County.

After graduating high school, Frank began working for the former Gibson Refrigerator Company and retired from Electrolux Home Products after 40 years of service. He enjoyed gardening and helping his Amish friends and neighbors. On October 26, 1963, at Wheeler, he married Bonnie Lee Green and together they raised two children and enjoyed 50 years of marriage.

He was preceded in death by his father, Chester G. Vincent, who died as a prisoner of war in World War II; his mother, Belva Moore; a brother, Jim; and a daughter, Kristine Michelle Vincent on May 6, 1985.

Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Vincent of Greenville; a son, Kevin Michael Vincent of Kaleva; a granddaughter, Kristine Michelle Vincent of Manistee; two great grandchildren, Lexi Lauren and Kolton Carl; ten brothers and sisters, Gloria, Dee, Rex, Claudia, Marlene, Robin, Freda, Myrna, Lionel, and Dale; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial gathering to be held on September 6, 2014 at Frank & Bonnie’s home, with a time of sharing beginning at 1:00 p.m. and followed by food and fellowship. Honoring his wishes, cremation has taken place. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Frank’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: www.ChristiansenCares.com Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.

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  1. Anonymous on July 2, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Guestbook

    08/15/2014 –

    Alan & Gail Diana

    Bonnie, you and Frank, and all the family have meant so much to us ever since I met Larry when we worked together at Brody Hall in 1976. We are so sorry for Frank’s passing. We love you.


    08/09/2014 –

    Cherter & Robin Atkinson

    God be with u


    07/25/2014 –

    Gary A. Cook (3rd shift solder mach)

    Dear Bonnie,

    Sorry to hear of Frank’s passing…I always enjoyed talking to you guys on the midnight shift for so many years….always something cheerful to say…I think
    the times at Electrolux (especiallly 3rd shift were
    very special, I met so many
    great people and you and Frank were the best….

    all my best to you and your family!


    07/10/2014 –

    Dennis & Sue Sorensen

    Bonnie, we are saddened to learn of Frank’s passing. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. Frank always had a ready smile and was a great guy to have worked with. He will be missed. You are remembered in our thoughts and prayers.


    07/08/2014 –

    Willodean Waldron

    I’m so sorry to hear about Frankie passing away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We went to school with him at Wolford School.
    Willodean and family


    07/08/2014 –

    Jenny (Morrow) Hough

    I am deeply saddened to hear of Franks passing. My sympathy to all the family members during this difficult time. Bless You all.

    Kevin and Jenny Hough
    (Ruth Williams daughter)


    07/08/2014 –

    Joyce Taylor & Dan Van Wagoner

    Bonnie, Dan and I would like to send our most sincere condolence with the passing of Frank. We will miss him.

    Dan and Joyce


    07/07/2014 –

    Bernie and Rosie Ehle

    So sorry to hear of Franks passing. We all had so much fun working in 209 together he was such a sweet guy. Remembering all the times on the recreation com. floats parades Christmas parties for the kids. Anytime someone needing help he was there. Prayers for you and family sweet lady.


    07/07/2014 –

    Dean Wickes

    Bonnie, sorry to hear about Frank. You and your family will be in my thoughts.


    07/07/2014 –

    Tom and Ruth Williams

    Bonnie and family I am so sorry to hear of this. Our prayers are sent to you. Frank was such a great guy to know and was a great neighbor.


    07/06/2014 –

    Jacky McGill

    Sorry to hear about Frank. My sympathies go to you and your family.


    07/05/2014 –

    Marcela

    So sorry to hear about Frank, I think of you guys so often and remember all the good times. I hope you are alright and I will be remembering you in my prayers. Marcela


    07/05/2014 –

    Tim&Betty White

    Sorry for your loss, he will be greatly miss. Had alot of fun with him, thoughts and prayers are with you Bonnie and family.


    07/05/2014 –

    Carla Brigham

    Bonnie, Kevin & Krissy you are all in my thoughts & prayers. I couldn’t have asked for a better grandpa & GPA for Krissy, Lexi & Kolton..
    Frank & Bonnie have did a lot for me & the kids over the years & I appreciate every bit of it.
    Frank will be dearly missed by so many :(


    07/05/2014 –

    Bob & Sue Miller

    Dear Bonnie, My GOD wrap his loving arms around you in this time of loss. We pray for your peace, comfort love threw all of this. Treasure each story and memory to help you threw.
    God’s peace to you


    07/05/2014 –

    Elzada Harris

    Bonnie
    So sorry for your lost. Memories last forever so hold them and cherish each one of them. God will watch over you and help you through your rough days and night. I know what you are going through and you have my Blessings. God Bless you and Be strong !


    07/05/2014 –

    Darlene Stewart

    I am so sorry for your loss Bonnie, I pray God will take you step by step and day by day to get you and your family through your time of sorrow.


    07/05/2014 –

    Deb Badge

    So sorry for your loss Bonnie. Frank was a nice guy. Prayers sent…


    07/05/2014 –

    Shirley Braman

    Dear Bonnie,
    I am sorry to learn that Frank has passed away. Know you are in my prayers.
    Sincerely,
    Shirley Braman


    07/05/2014 –

    Ray Jensen

    I’ll always remember the fun times we had at the shop and the store when he would come in.


    07/05/2014 –

    Opal (Rohn) Fugitt

    So sorry for your loss Frank will be missed.


    07/05/2014 –

    jay edwards

    sorry for the family’s loss and specially Bonnie. they were great friends to a lot of people and especially the Electrolux family


    07/05/2014 –

    Edward and Linda Senn

    Dear Vincent Family:

    May God comfort you all during this time of sorrow.
    You’re in our prayers.
    Sincerely,
    Ed Senn


    07/05/2014 –

    sharon & clarence scofield

    so sorry Bonnie to hear about Frank passing away he will be very very missed I just love to hear his stories that he told people at work so rest in peace Frank you will be missed


    07/05/2014 –

    Clair Tuin

    Frank was a great guy, always friendly and ready to lend a hand to anyone who needed helpI knew Frank from working at Electrolux Bonnie I am sorry for your loss my prayers to you and your family.


    07/04/2014 –

    Bob & Carol Schneider

    I am so sorry Bonnie, I have known you two for quite a few years and worked with you both.You and Frank was a joy to work with. He is with God and that said he is in very good hands. God bless you both.


    07/04/2014 –

    John and Leslie Wood

    Bonnie, we are so sorry for your loss. Frank was one of the good guys. He always had a smile for everyone! Everyone liked him. Hang on to your memories; they will help you in the days ahead. Praying that The Lord will give you His comfort, His strength, and His peace at this difficult time.


    07/04/2014 –

    Laurie Moon (Williams)

    Sending thoughts and prayers to Bpnnie and family. I have known Frank and Bonnie for a very long time. Both really wonderful people. Sending prayers to Franks family.
    Laurie Moon


    07/04/2014 –

    deborah croel

    I hope he’s at peace and pain free. He was a great guy. He could always make me laugh no matter how bad my day was.


    07/04/2014 –

    Kathy Coleman

    So sorry for your loss Bonnie!! Frank and you were an awesome couple!! R.I.P. Frank..


    07/04/2014 –

    Sue Miller Neitzel

    So sorry for your loss. I think everyone loved Frank. He always had a happy smile and will be missed by all Prayers to you and your family. Sue


    07/04/2014 –

    Linda Ort-Richmond

    RIP Frank!! Prayers to Bonnie and family!!


    07/04/2014 –

    Terry & Penny Rettig

    So sorry for your loss Bonnie. Our hearts go out to you and the family.


    07/04/2014 –

    Gordon & Peggy whipple

    Words are never enough at a time like this. Keeping you in our prayers during this difficult time.– Bonnie and Family


    07/03/2014 –

    Tammy Clevenger

    Bonnie and Kevin, so sorry to hear of you loss. Hugs to you both. Thinking of you.


    07/03/2014 –

    karen gould

    Bonnie so sorry to hear of Frank’s passing I always enjoyed talking to you guys at the store. Thoughts and Prayers for you and your family!


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