Frederick M. "Fred" Rost, age 81 of Faribault, MN, died on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at the Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis following an extended illness.
Memorial services will be held on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Parker Kohl Funeral Home in Faribault, with the Rev. Henry L. Doyle officiating. Interment will be held at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Shieldsville, MN with military honors provided by the Rice County Central Veterans Organization. A reception will follow the interment at the Church of St. Patrick in Shieldsville.
Visitation will be held at the Parker Kohl Funeral Home on Sunday from 12:00 to 2:00 pm.
Frederick Martin, the son of Martin and Irene (Heath) Rost, was born on December 11, 1935 in Faribault, MN. He attended Faribault High School and graduated with the class of 1953. While in school, and in his early years, Fred was part of several different sports teams. Following high school, Fred served in the U.S. Army. On August 9, 1958 he was united in marriage to Diane Chappuis in Faribault. Fred began his working career at Sheldahl in Northfield as a Draftsman Designer and worked there for several years. He then started his own business, Space Data Corporation. Later Fred worked in Real Estate and finished his career working for the Rice County Assessor's office. In 1995 after Diane's retirement they moved to their favorite spot, their cabin in Nevis, MN. This was a special place that they were able to create many wonderful memories with their grandchildren. Diane preceded him in death on Feb. 4, 2008. Fred enjoyed playing fast pitch softball, hunting and fishing until his health prevented him from continuing to do it. After that Fred enjoyed watching and supporting all Minnesota sports teams. To his family and friends he was affectionately known as "Bubba".
He is survived by his children, Michael (Sandra) Rost of Faribault, MN, Lynne Rost of St. Paul, MN and Laurie (Lenny) Petricka of Montgomery, MN; by five grandchildren, Andrew (Leah) Petricka, Elizabeth Petricka, Katie Petricka, Bob (Jayne) Ford and Shara (Chris) Schmidt; by eight great grandchildren; by his sister, Mary Lou (Bud) Zick of Faribault, MN; by his brothers-in-law, Tom (Diane) Chappuis of Washington, DC and Pat (Terri) Chappuis of Faribault, MN; by his sister-in-law, Cheryl Chappuis of Bemidji, MN and by nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Father and Mother-in-law, Ernest and Ruth Chappuis and his brother-in-law, James Chappuis.
St. Patrick Church Cemetery
7525 Dodd Road
Faribault, MN, 55021