Robert Homer Frost, 82, St. Cloud
January 10, 1934 - January 16, 2016
Memorial services will be held Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Robert H. Frost, age 82 of St. Cloud. He passed at his home after a battle with cancer. Reverend Tom Knoblach will officiate. Interment will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls, MN at a later date. A social gathering will be held at 10:00 a.m. with the funeral mass being held at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 2405 Walden Way (off of Cooper Ave. South) in St. Cloud. A luncheon will follow.
Robert was born on January 10, 1934 in Fargo, ND to Homer and Gertrude (Muller)Frost. He spent much of his childhood in Brainerd, MN and St. Paul, MN. Bob graduated from Cretin High School in St. Paul in 1951. In August of that year, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp, during which time he was deployed in the Korean War. Bob’s discharge was in December, 1955. He received his BS in Music Education from St. Cloud State University in 1958. He and Monica Mary Mack were married on August 23, 1958 at St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church in St. Paul. Bob started his career as a band instructor in Hanley Falls, MN from 1958 to 1960 and Eveleth, MN in 1961. He then taught in Barnesville, MN from 1962 - 1965. In the summer of 1965, Bob attended Oregon State University and received his Master’s Degree in Employment Counseling. Following that, the Frost family moved to St. Cloud and Bob was employed by the Minnesota State Employment Service from 1965 - 1966. Bob moved his family to North St. Paul in the fall of 1966, and through 1973, was a school counselor and choir director at Cretin High School and Hill Murray High School. From 1974 - 1979, he returned to band instruction in Lake Benton, MN. He then taught music at Osakis High School in Osakis, MN from 1980 – 1990; at which time her retired. In 1994, Bob and Monica moved to “God’s Country” in Park Rapids, MN. They loved their lake home. Bob continued his love for music by playing in the group called the Upper Mississippians and directing a small jazz group. In 2003, when Bob and Monica moved to St. Cloud, Bob joined the St. Cloud Municipal Band and played his trumpet. Robert was a member of Holy Spirit Parish. Once in a while, he played his trumpet on the worship team.
Robert was preceeded in death by Monica, his wife. He is survived by his children Ed (Cindy) of Cambridge, MN, Mike of Phoenix, AZ, Rich (Donna) of Lincoln, CA Ginny (Mike) Butler of Glenwood, MN, Joe (Tiffany) of Grand Junction, CO; and 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother and his wife, Monica in 2005.