Leroy Frost

leroy frost

Leroy Vincent Frost Senior passed away peacefully on December 6 2011 at his son's home on Lake Melisa in Detroit Lakes Minnesota. His family by his side.

Leroy was born to Bernard and Elizabeth (Bahl) Frost on February 23rd 1924 in Page, ND.

He was raised on the family farm along with his 8 brothers and one sister.

Lee's passion for baseball was equal to his talent.

At 17 he was drafted onto the New York Yankees farm team where he pitched until he was drafted into the U.S. Marine Corp. Stationed at San Diego. He was honorably discharged at the end of WW2.

On January 22nd 1941 he married his lifetime love Geraldine Kaye (Tiny) Rutherford, and together they had four children.

Lee worked as a truck driver and a member of the teamster union.

He later owned and operated the Piney Way Resort and a Mobil Service station and Airport at Breezy Point, Minnesota.

After Retirement Lee and Tiny spent many years in Las Vegas Nevada.

In 2006 Lee was inducted into the American Legion baseball Hall of Fame and shortly thereafter he was honored again by being invited to throw out the first pitch at the Minnesota Twin's game. All his family proudly attended.

Lee most recently lived in Fargo North Dakota until his wife passed on October 3rd 2011, then he moved to Detroit Lakes to live with his son Vince.

Lee is survived by his sons: Leroy Frost Jr. (Nancy) Lake Melisa; Dominic Lynn Frost Carson City, Nevada; Brothers Robert (Esther) Frost, Ray (Lois) Frost, John (Joanne) Frost; sister, Jackie Punton; grandchildren, Donald (Yasmeen) Frost, Robin Frost, Vince (Colleen) Frost, Brenda Larson, Holly (Jay) Johnson, Anne (David) Kellerhuis, Heidi Lesson, Penny Yunker, Jennie Frost, Billy Frost, Ryan Frost, 19 great- grandchildren and many treasured nieces and nephews.

Lee preceded in death by his wife Tiny, daughter Penny Lee Marie Frost, his son Wilford Rutherford Frost, a very special son in law Gregory Gail Larson (Brenda), there very beautiful great granddaughter Ashlee Marie Theriault, brothers Laverne (Kathryn) Frost, Marvin (Patricia) Frost, Bernard (Patricia) Frost, Kenneth (Kathryn) Frost, William (Dorothy) Frost.

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  1. Minneapolis MN
    Uncle Leroy and Tiny were my godparents and in fact, Leroy drove my Mom to the hospital in a blizzard in Fargo when I was born. You will be missed, Uncle Leroy.You and Dad can play some baseball in heaven now.

  2. East Grand Forks MN
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this sad time. Lerory was a great person, father, and uncle and he will be missed, but his memory will live on within each of us.

    The Frosts, Perkerwiczs, and Meyers

  3. Glyndon MN
    So sorry for the loss of your dad, grandpa & great grandpa. Sending good thoughts to the Frost family. Sharing the memories of Leroy is the best tribute you can give to his life.

  4. Peqot Lakes So very sorry to hear of Leroy’s passing. He was a great guy. I knew him as a teenager back in the Breezy days. He and Tiny were always fun….good people.
    My condolences to the entire family.

  5. Vince and Family,

    Sorry to learn of the passing of your father. It sounds like he was blessed with a wonderful live, surrounded by a loving family. What more could we all want. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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