Jerry D. Frost
August 20, 1931 – March 28, 2022
Preceded in death by wife, Ginger; son, Dan; parents, Robert and Zella; brothers, Jack and Ron. Survived by daughters, Nancy F. and Raymond Sak, and Kathy Frost; daughter-in-law, Diane Frost; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.
VISITATION: Thursday March 31, 2022 from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, April 1, 2022 at 10:30am at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 6905 Blondo. Interment, Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Pius X Catholic Church.
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Jerry was born August 20, 1931 in Omaha, NE. He was the middle of three sons to Robert and Zella Frost. Jerry graduated from Jackson Elementary School in 1945 and Technical High School in 1949, where the yearbook described Jerry as both, witty and bashful. During this period, Jerry moved briefly to Montana with his family where they spent a rugged existence living mostly off the land. It was there that Jerry honed his hunting, fishing, roping and bull riding skills. Shortly after high school, Jerry enlisted in the Army during the Korean War and was stationed for 2 years in Japan.
While at Tech High School, Jerry met the love of his life and bride to be, Ginger Shaffer. While in the Army Jerry and Ginger were married in 1952 at Camp Gordon, Georgia. From their union, they brought three children into the world: Danny, Nancy and Kathy.
After being honorably discharged from the Army, Jerry joined the Omaha Fire Department where he worked for 33 years, eventually retiring as a District Chief, finishing his career at the Downtown Fire Station at 15th & Jackson. High points of Jerry’s career as a firefighter included delivering a baby while on duty and receiving recognition from Omaha’s Mayor for saving the life of a suicidal man.
After serving on the Fire Department, Jerry supplemented the family income as an entrepreneur managing ‘Jerry’s Stump Removal Service’ during the height of the Dutch Elm Disease.
Apart from his career, Jerry was always a religious man. He was an initial and lifelong member of St. Pius X Church and hosted several Christ Care Prayer Groups for parishioners throughout the years.
Jerry’s many joys in life included spending time with his 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren, taking fishing trips to Minnesota, rooting on the Nebraska Cornhuskers football teams, pitching horseshoes, golfing, painting, writing, vacationing in Las Vegas, playing the harmonica and spoons and eating any sweets and desserts placed in front of him.
Jerry was an overall wonderful guy and he will be missed by many. He joins his wife, son, parents and brothers in heaven.
Kathy and family, may fond memories of your father sustain you.
Kathy i am sorry to read of your father’s passing. It is so hard losing our parents. Prayers of comfort being offered for you.
Diane Sandhoefner Anielak
We are very sorry to hear about Jerry’s passing. My Dad, Steve, also is a retired Omaha Fire Department retiree. My Dad said that Jerry would always wave as he drove by our house on 69th.Street. Our prayers are with your family.
I am very sorry for your family’s loss. I remember Jerry during our Okoboji vacations, cooking up breakfast for everyone. He will be missed