Leroy V. Frost Sr.
December 8, 2011
— Leroy Vincent Frost Sr., passed away peacefully on Dec. 6 2011,
at his son’s home on Lake Melissa in Detroit Lakes, Minn. His family
was by his side.
Leroy was born to Bernard and Elizabeth (Bahl) Frost on Feb. 23, 1924,
in Page, N.D.
He was raised on the family farm along with his eight brothers and one
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 Corps., stationed at San Diego.
He was honorably discharged at the end of WWII.
On Jan. 22, 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, Minn.
After retirement Lee and Tiny spent many years in Las Vegas.
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 Twins game. All his family proudly
Lee most recently lived in Fargo, N.D., until his wife passed on Oct.
3, 2011, then he moved to Detroit Lakes to live with his son, Vince.
Lee is survived by his sons, Leroy Frost Jr. (Nancy), Lake Melissa, Minn.,
Dominic Lynn Frost, Carson City, Nev.; sister, Jackie Punton; brothers,
Robert (Esther) Frost, Ray (Lois) Frost, John (Joanne) Frost; 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); their very beautiful great-granddaughter, Ashlee
Marie Theriault; brothers, Laverne (Kathryn) Frost, Marvin (Patricia)
Frost, Bernard (Patricia) Frost, Kenneth (Kathryn) Frost, William (Dorothy)
There will be a prayer service at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11 at Boulger
Funeral Home with visitation starting at 4 p.m. The funeral will be on
Monday, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.