Robert Leonard Frost (Frosty)
September 3, 1933 ~ September 10, 2013
Robert L. “Frosty” Frost, 80, Naples, SD, died Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at the V.A. Medical Center in Sioux Falls.
Visitation will be 5-7pm, Friday, September 13, 2013, at the St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Henry, SD. Mass of Christian Burial will begin Saturday, September 14, at 10:30am at St. Henry’s with Fr. Joseph Puthenkulathil officiating. Interment following at St. Henry’s with Full Military Honors.
Robert L. “Frosty” Frost was born September 3, 1933, in Hoven, SD to Nicholas and Catherine (Wirtz) Frost. He was raised and graduated from Hoven High School. He worked on the farm for a while before enlisting in the US Army and went to Korea as a Medic. When Robert returned, he again farmed and helped his brother-in-law with his house moving business. On May 25, 1960, Robert married Louise Doerr in Onida. The couple moved to Watertown for Robert’s new job with Watkins Feed Company. In 1962, they settled in Naples to raise their family of 10 children. Sadly, Louise passed away in 2008 and Robert continued the feed sales until 2010 when health reasons forced him to retire after 50 years.
Robert was a huge fan of all types of sports. He went to high school games, (mostly football and basketball) all over the area. “Frosty” as everyone knew him, also became a legendary coach in the softball world of South Dakota Women’s Fast Pitch. In Hazel, the field is named for him as he led many teams to state tournaments. He also had a passion for gardening and trees. However, Frosty will never be forgotten for his pool playing and card games with anyone. A sign hung in the Hazel cafe reads, “No two Frost boys are allowed to play cards together!” Frosty also loved fishing anywhere. Sometimes he went to the river or otherwise to Lake Nordan or Thompson. Basically anywhere they were biting! Most of all, he was a family man and loved being together with his kids and grandchildren.
Frosty will be missed by his nine children, Mary Phillips, Columbus, NE, Tom (Beth) Frost, Lakeville, MN, Nick Frost, Watertown, Michael (Stacy) Frost, Brandon, David Frost, Bloomington, MN, Ken Frost, Naples, Angela (Steve) Fiore, Norwalk, CT, Kathy George, Brooklyn Park, MN, & Christi Frost, Kearney, NE; twelve grandchildren, Meghan Phillips, Brian Frost, Alex Frost, Kelsey Frost, Hannah Frost, Jacob Frost, Brooke George, Todd Sell, Avery Frost, Olivia Frost, Sophia Frost & John Frost, three siblings, Norbert (Irene) Frost, Oregon, Veronica Vetter, Pierre, and Anna Herman, Aberdeen; and several nieces and nephews.
Robert was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, one daughter, Theresa, and seven siblings.