OBITUARY

Robert J FROSSARD

November 17, 1941November 13, 2021

Robert (Bob) J. Frossard, age 79, went home peacefully to the Lord on November 13, 2021 at their home in Chandler, Arizona. Bob was born on November 17, 1941 to his parents, Fredrick and Verna Frossard in McCook, Nebraska. He attended college in Milford, Nebraska where he studied auto body. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1961 through 1966. He was aboard the USS Midway and the USS Saratoga. ​Bob married Sharon (Kay) Niermeier on July 16, 1966 in McCook, Nebraska. Together, they had three girls; Jena (Frossard) Whitener in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Tricia Frossard in Dallas, Oregon, and Shawna (Frossard) Hurst in Chandler, Arizona. ​Bob worked at Max Body Shop in McCook, Nebraska. He moved the Frossard family to Edgemont, South Dakota in the 1970’s to begin his 31-year career for Burlington Northern as a brakeman and conductor. His main route was hauling coal from Edgemont, South Dakota to Gillette, Wyoming. Bob moved the family to Colorado to provide a good education for his daughters. He continued working for Burlington Northern until he retired as a conductor in early 2000. ​ He enjoyed boating, skiing, hunting, fishing, camping, working out, and golfing. He enjoyed quality time with his wife, daughters, and grandkids. Likewise, he enjoyed traveling, teaching other kids to ski, fish, drive, survival camping skills among various other outdoor activities. Bob was a hard-worker and illustrated good work ethics to his girls. ​ Upon retiring, Bob and Kay enjoyed traveling to camp, fish, and visit friends and family. Bob was part of the “Bass Fishing Club” in North Platte where he participated in teaching young kids to cast. ​ Bob’s health took a turn while on their traveling adventure. He and Kay decided to slow down and settle in Chandler, Arizona to receive medical care. They golfed together with friends and family always working on improving his game. Additionally, they attended Risen Savior Lutheran church. Bob and Kay have always been believers in Christ and enjoyed sharing the word with anyone they came in contact with throughout their lives. Bob is survived by his wife, Sharon; three daughters: Jena Whitener and husband Keith of Tulsa Oklahoma, Tricia Frossard of Dallas, Oregon, Shawna Hurst and husband Eric of Chandler, Arizona; four grandchildren: Jaron Pearson of Avondale, Arizona, Brendan Lushbough of Columbus, Georgia, Preston Pearson of Portland, Oregon, and Kael Lushbough of Fayetteville, Arkansas; and one great granddaughter, Olivia Pearson of Portland, Oregon and one brother, Denny Frossard and wife Connie in Sedalia, Colorado. Bob is also survived by his godchildren; Bryce Jacobson, Bradley Wolf, Timothy Wolf, Melissa Wolf, Caleb Schipke, Kirk Schipke, Jennifer Schipke, Lisa (Winningham) Sauer, Leslie Haberman, Susie Haberman, Ashley Hellman, Tammy (Junker) Craig, Corey Castens, Melinda (Stoelting) Crow, Chris Niermeier, and Craig Nemechek.

A memorial service for Robert will be held Friday, November 19, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Risen Savior Lutheran Church, 23714 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler, AZ 85248.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.valleyofthesunfuneralhome.com for the FROSSARD family.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Friday, November 19, 2021

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Jena Whitener

November 27, 2021

Hanging out in AZ

chris frossard

November 22, 2021

Aunt Kay,

I was so sorry to hear about Uncle Bob's passing. I always had fond memories of him growing up. I remember him teaching me to water ski and the wry smile he would get when he was telling me a joke or teasing me. I remember camping and fishing with him and so many other things. He will be missed. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Love
Chris

Mark Brohman

November 21, 2021

Bob was a great guy. He took me fishing a lot when I was a small fry. Bob and Kay were good friends of my parents and we spent a lot of good times with them in McCook in the late 60’s. Rest In Peace Bob.

Don Taylor

November 20, 2021

So sad to hear of Bobby's passing. Although we lost touch after McCook I have fond memories of playing marbles and hanging out at Verna's house. God Bless you and your family.

Jim & Annette Long & Melissa Pearse

November 19, 2021

We had so many great memories with Uncle Bob & Aunt Sharon. We will forever be thankful that we got one more chance to see those smiles!

Diane Hime

November 19, 2021

Dear Kay,
I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I can remember when he and my brother Butch painted all the building on our farm. I remember when you started dating him. The pictures show you two had a wonderful life. I knew you would. I am wishing you strength and courage in the days ahead. Bob was always such a great guy, God Bless you all.

Diane Hime

Lisa Sauer

November 18, 2021

Lisa Sauer

November 18, 2021

Lisa Sauer

November 18, 2021

Tricia Frossard

November 18, 2021

Grandsons, Kael and Preston golfing with Dad

FROM THE FAMILY