Vivian Alice Frossard, age 84, of Escanaba, passed away Wednesday evening, June 10, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on March 24, 1936 in Stonington, the daughter of Arthur and Mildred (Leadman) Nye. Vivian lived in Stonington on the Leadman farm until moving to Escanaba as a young girl. She was baptized and confirmed at Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Stonington and often spoke of the time spent at church as a child. Vivian attended school in Escanaba and was a 1954 graduate of Escanaba High School. The former Vivian Nye married Joseph Frossard on January 22, 1955 and he preceded her in death on April 28, 1982. Together, the couple shared 27 years of marriage and raised 3 children, Debra, Connie, and Michael. In 1973, she began her working career for the Escanaba Area Public Schools at Lemmer Elementary serving hot lunches. She later transferred to a part-time custodian position at Webster Elementary in 1983 and a couple of years later in 1985, she moved to the Escanaba High School as a full-time custodian. Vivian worked with the schools for 25 years until her retirement in 1998. She was a long-time member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Escanaba. After she retired, Vivian spent the next 15 years of Wednesday’s quilting with the church group. She didn’t know how to sew, but she was an expert at pinning quilts. Also, if you attended any funeral at church, you would usually see her helping out in the kitchen in the Fellowship Hall. Vivian was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and never missed watching a game. She enjoyed going shopping, camping, and going for rides – especially if the trip ended with a meal. Vivian loved spending time with family and friends talking about the new and old times. She also was very proud of being a “northtowner.”
Vivian A. Frossard is survived by her children, Debra (Patrick) Wendrick, Connie Frossard, and Michael Frossard; granddaughters, Holly (Shawn) Moss, and Melissa (Bo) Sharp; great-grandson, Dais Sharp; uncle, Robert Leadman; aunt, Delores Leadman; sisters-in-law, Edna Frossard, Rose Kane, Donna Frossard, and Wanda Frossard; brother-in-law, Earl Juneau; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by grandparents, John and Alice Leadman; mother and father-in-law, Joseph and Olivine Frossard; aunts and uncles, Herman and Ethel Helman, Clarence and Jenny Winchester, Arne and Alda Anderson, and Paul and Dorothy Erickson; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Victor Frossard, Theresa and Robert Carlson, Henry Brown, Robert Kane, Joyce Juneau, Harold and Helen Jean Taylor, and James Frossard.
Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. A eulogy will take place at the conclusion of the time of visitation. Burial and graveside services will take place in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery with Rev. Bethany Rutten – Kempees officiating. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Oncology Department at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba and the UPHS Hospice for their excellent care of Vivian.
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