Garth Roy Frost Sr., age 90, of the Town of Linwood, passed away Friday, June 19, 2015 following a stroke he had suffered June 15th.
Garth was born December 22nd, 1924 to Robert and Marjorie Frost, and grew up in the Town of Linwood.
He married Mary Catherine Rinehart June of 1947 near St James, Missouri at Mary’s family home. Mary preceded Garth in death in December of 2006.
Garth spent most of his life running a sawmill. He operated his first one in the 1950s in the Town of Linwood. In 1959 he moved his family to Ashland and, with his brother Roger, sawed dismantled ore docks into lumber. They later ran a mill together in Iron River. In 1970 he moved his family back to Linwood. Garth operated his sawmill there, but also moved it to locations within the area. He additionally operated sawmills in the western part of the state.
Garth is survived by his 6 children, Janet (Russell) Reimer of Stevens Point, Garth Jr. of Town of Linwood, Frederick (Karen) of the Town of Rudolph, Carolyn (Michael) Westberg of Polonia, Andrew of the Town of Linwood, and Betsy (David) Seidel of Albany, Oregon; 10 grandchildren, Rebecca Reimer, Joshua (Ruby) Reimer, Joseph, Jacob (Nichole), Ethan (Rebecca), Erica Frost, Rachel Coker, Gloria Westberg, Luke Siedel and Hanna Seidel; and 7 great grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Betty Jeffcoat of TX; brother, James of Fontana, WI; brothers-in-law, James Rinehart, Hansen Rinehart, Thomas Rinehart, Martin Rinehart, and Jesse Rinehart; and many other family and friends.
A Funeral Service will be held 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Boston Funeral Home in Stevens Point with Karl Diestelkamp presiding. Visitation will be held on Monday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home and on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until time of the service. Burial will follow the service in Linwood Union Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.bostonfuneral.net.
Faith in and service to, God, was very important to Garth. A verse he tried to live by was Romans 12:18, “If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men”.
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