Frost, Lenore Marie (Poyer), Hemlock, Michigan


Passed Sunday, August 5, 2012, at the age of 96 years. Lenore was born June 12, 1916, in Merrill, Michigan. She married Francis Frost on November 7, 1937. Lenore and Frisky were married for 52 years and raised seven children in Merrill. He predeceased her June 15, 1989. Lenore spent many wonderful winters in Texas, where her family joined her for much fun and frivolity. She started Frost Catering in 1958, and continued working with her daughter in Jackie Jacobs Catering until she was well in to her 80’s. She also worked as cafeteria manager in the Merrill Public Schools. Lenore was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Parish and its Altar Society. She authored two cookbooks, using her favorite recipes along with those of family. She is survived by three sons and four daughters, Robert (Linda) Frost; Marilyn (Gerald) Kuch; Janet (James) Kretz; Sue Beougher; Rodney (Marylou) Frost; Rick (Janet) Frost; and Jacqueline (Thomas) Kennedy. She also leaves 23 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren; one sister, June (Royal) Playford; two sisters-in-law, Arlene and Joan Poyer, and good friends, Judy, Marylynn, and Jeanne. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Eva and Frank Poyer, four brothers, Howard, Tom, Don and Bill Poyer, and a great-grandson, Tyler Kretz. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Friday, August 10, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 419 S. Midland St., Merrill. Rev. Fr. Craig Carolan will officiate with burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Her family will receive friends at the W. L. Case & Company Funeral Chapel, 125 E. Saginaw St., Merrill, from 3:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, where a parish vigil service will take place at 7:00 p.m. Thursday. Friends and family may then call at the church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Mary Rauchholz Memorial Library, Hemlock, or Sacred Heart Parish, Merrill. www.casefuneralhome.com