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Raymond A Froslie

July 18, 1923 — July 26, 2011

Raymond Froslie, age 88, a resident of Barnesville, Minnesota, formerly of Rothsay, died on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Society in Barnesville, Minnesota. Visitation: Friday, July 29, 2011, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. at Dobmeier Funeral Home, Barnesville, Minnesota. Visitation resumes one hour prior to the service at the church. Service: 11:00 a.m. " Saturday, July 30, 2011, at New Life Lutheran Church, Rothsay, Minnesota Burial: Our Saviors Lutheran Cemetery, Rothsay, Minnesota Raymond A. Froslie was born July 18, 1923, in rural Rothsay, Minnesota, to Adolph and Ida (Olson) Froslie. He was baptized and confirmed at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Rothsay. He attended School District #3 and graduated from Barnesville High School in 1942. Raymond was deferred from military service due to loss of an eye at age 14 in a hunting accident, and was instructed to stay on the farm. He met Florence Gruenberg in Fargo and they became dancing partners. On October 8, 1948, Raymond and Florence married at Christ Lutheran Church rural Wolverton. They farmed until 2008 when they moved to Barnesville. Ray also worked at American Crystal Sugar Co-op for 17 years as a wet hopper foreman. Raymond was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church and served as council president for many years. He was a member of the Fergus Falls Eagles. He served as a director of the Rothsay Farmer Co-op. He enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing, reading western novels, and dogs. Ray and Florence went on many bus tours and traveled to Hawaii and Norway. He liked to watch his children and grandchildren play sports. One of his favorite past times was visiting with people. Ray loved his family and was very proud of them. Raymond is survived by his wife: Florence, Barnesville, MN; sons: Steve (Linda) Froslie, Barnesville, MN; Edward (Kat) Froslie, Fargo, ND; Clifford (Karen) Froslie, Rothsay, MN; Alan (Cindy) Froslie, Putnam, CT; daughter: Vivian Nelson, Virginia Beach, VA; grandchildren: Kory (Nikki) Froslie; Brett (Kari) Froslie; Ryan (Kelli) Froslie; Christopher (Traci) Nelson; Kim (Chris) Barnes; Matt (Rachal) Nelson; Bonnie (Jarrod) Stenberg; Teresa (Shawn) Nelson; Stacy (Ryan) Lindbom; Kyle (Desiree) Froslie; Alyson (Mark) Bjornstad; Bethany Froslie; Alan Jr. Froslie; great-grandchildren: Sidney Froslie; Ben Froslie, Alex Froslie, Kayla Froslie, Taia Albertson, Ellis Froslie, Natalie Froslie, Christopher Nelson, Jessi Nelson; Zachary Nelson; Jarrod Stenberg, Jr.; Jozlynn Stenberg; Brayden Nelson; Rylan Nelson; Ryder Lindbom; Ryn Raymond Lindbom; Owen Froslie; Thomas Froslie; Kate Froslie; brother-in-law: Louis Gruenberg, Moorhead, MN; sisters-in-law: Violet and Ruth Gruenberg, Breckenridge, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents, Adolph and Ida; sister, Evelyn Brevik; and great-grandson, Jacob Kory Froslie.
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