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Roland Frederick "Fred" Provost

November 27, 1937 June 27, 2019
Roland Frederick "Fred" Provost
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Roland Frederick “Fred” Provost (81) went through the doors of heaven on Thursday June 27, 2019 at Mid-Michigan Medical Center, Midland. The son of the late Roland and Lucille Provost was born November 27, 1937 in Richfield, MI.

Fred attended Ferris Institute, receiving a degree in Retail Selling & Advertising, then went on for further education at Michigan State University before joining the army. After serving his country in the Army as a Court Reporter, Fred began his career as an accountant, but found his true passion in driving. Fred spent many years driving his beloved Kenworth before moving on to driving a motor coach.

Fred married Karen Burke on April 14, 1962 in the Community of Christ (RLDS) church in Midland, MI. They made their home in Midland and raised two children, Michael and Elizabeth.

A long time member of the Community of Christ Church (RLDS) Fred was a member of the priesthood as well as the choir directed by his wife, Karen.

Fred is survived by his wife Karen of 57 years, sister-in-law Dawn (Doane) Provost, son Mike (Rachel) Provost, daughter Elizabeth Fortner and grandchildren Megan (Jackson) Pritchett, Brooke Fortner, Taylor Provost, Shanna Fortner, and many nephews and nieces.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents Roland and Lucille Provost, his brother and sister-in-law Clare (Vivian) Provost and brother Doane Provost.

Visitation will be at the Ware Smith Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 West Wheeler Street, Midland, on Monday July 1st from 4-7 pm and at the Christ Covenant Church (formerly Community of Christ) 2821 Ashman Street on Tuesday, July 2nd from 12 noon until the time of service.

Funeral services will be held at the Christ Covenant Church (formerly Community of Christ) 2821 Ashman Street on Tuesday July 2nd at 1:00 pm.

A graveside service will be take place at Lakeview Cemetery in Mackinaw City on Wednesday July 3rd at 2:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sanford Community of Christ Church, 264 W Saginaw Rd, PO Box 115, Sanford, MI 48657 or Seasons Adult Day Health Services, 4812 Dublin Ave, Midland, MI 48642.


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Visitation

Monday

1

Jul

4:00 PM 7/1/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 7/1/2019 7:00:00 PM
Ware-Smith-Woolever Midland Chapel

1200 West Wheeler Street
Midland, MI 48640

Ware-Smith-Woolever Midland Chapel
1200 West Wheeler Street Midland 48640 MI
United States

Visitation

Tuesday

2

Jul

12:00 PM 7/2/2019 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 7/2/2019 1:00:00 PM
Christ Covenant Church

2821 Ashman Street
Midland, MI 48640

Christ Covenant Church
2821 Ashman Street Midland 48640 MI
United States

Service

Tuesday

2

Jul

1:00 PM 7/2/2019 1:00:00 PM
Christ Covenant Church

2821 Ashman Street
Midland, MI 48640

Christ Covenant Church
2821 Ashman Street Midland 48640 MI
United States

Graveside Service

Wednesday

3

Jul

2:00 PM 7/3/2019 2:00:00 PM
Lakeview Cemetery - Mackinaw City

W Central Ave
Mackinaw City, MI 49701

Lakeview Cemetery - Mackinaw City
W Central Ave Mackinaw City 49701 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Lakeview Cemetery - Mackinaw City Final Resting Place

W Central Ave
Mackinaw City, MI 49701

W Central Ave Mackinaw City 49701 MI
United States
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