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Rolf Edward Frostad
  • 40 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 11, 1971
  • Place of birth:
    Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • Date of passing: Nov 12, 2011
  • Place of passing:
    Overlake Hospital, Washington, United States
Let the memory of Rolf Edward be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Rolf Edward Frostad, 40, born on April 11, 1971 and passed away on November 12, 2011. We will remember him forever.

A celebration of life is planned for Saturday, December 17th at 2pm at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 1700 Edmonds Ave NE, Renton, WA.  We welcome everyone to come remember Rolf.

In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund has been established for Rolf's son Drake.  The savings account is with Key Bank, Sammamish Highlands, 719 228th Ave NE, Sammamish, Wa 98074 or can be deposited at any Key Bank to account # 472713000694 in the name of Donna Avery (grandmother) for Drake Frostad.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Donna Avery (Frostad) on 11th April 2017

"Happy Birthday.  How I wish you could join me today to walk around the yard.  So many of the plants and trees you helped plant are in bloom.  You brought alot to my life.   Love, Mom."

This tribute was added by Donna Avery (Frostad) on 21st November 2016

"here we are at another Thanksgiving without your smiling face.  I will make a chocolate pie in your honor.  You loved chocolate pie.  You are dearly missed.  Love, Mom"

This tribute was added by Kathy Schroeder on 13th November 2016

"Hey Rolf,
You must know what a handsome teenager Drake has become. :) He is still the same sweet boy and soon to graduate from High School! He misses you dearly...as we all do.  If only we hadn't been so wrapped up in our own problems.  So many little things remind me of you.  Please know that you are still with us in our hearts and we will love you forever.


This tribute was added by Donna Avery (Frostad) on 13th April 2016

"Happy Birthday, son  I am sending a big hug your way.  I do miss you.

Love, Mom"

This tribute was added by Kathy Schroeder on 13th November 2015

"i have missed you so..many things remind me of you.  Drake is growing into a fine young man...getting tall and lanky just like you were at that age.  Can you hear us, see us?  I like to think so.  XOXO"

This tribute was added by Donna Avery (Frostad) on 12th November 2015

"My thoughts have been so much about you.  So many memories flood my mind.  I feel so fortunate to have had you with us for the short journey of your life.  If only I could hug you one more time. I miss you so much.  Mom"

This tribute was added by Donna Avery (Frostad) on 11th April 2015

"Happy Birthday, Rolf.  I have been going over my old camping log book and found many entries where we camped together.  I will always cherish these memories  I feel so fortunate to have shared them with you.  Love Mom"

This tribute was added by Kathy Schroeder on 11th April 2015

"Happy 44th birthday Pot Roast.  Just yesterday i was telling Baden and Alyse how you were ALWAYS on time for everything and that we needed to be better about time management like Uncle Rolf.  :)

We sure miss you..."

This tribute was added by MARYLOU HANSON on 13th November 2014

"just remembering what a devoted dad you were.

Gus and Drake are growing into fine young adults."

This tribute was added by Donna Avery (Frostad) on 13th November 2014

"For my dear son who I miss so much.  My thoughts go to you so often.  Drake spent the weekend with us.  He has grown so tall and has a girl friend.  He is much more talkative.  You would be so proud of him.  I remember you at this age so well.  Love, Mom"

This tribute was added by Donna Avery (Frostad) on 13th April 2014

"Happy Birthday Son.  I do miss you so much.  I often sit and remember the fun we had camping together.  In particular the eve. you surprised     me at the campground and you brought kabobs to cook over the fire.  I will always cherish those memories.  Love, Mom"

This tribute was added by Kathy Schroeder on 12th April 2014

"Happy 43rd Birthday Bro...i miss you terribly and hope you somehow know that.  I love you.  Kath"

This tribute was added by Jill Freeman on 11th April 2014

"I still think of Rolf. Great smile, great employee, and great person."

This tribute was added by Donna Avery (Frostad) on 12th November 2013

"I am remembering the small things today that happen in our lives on a daily basis.  When we look back they add up to our memories of our loved ones.  Thank you Rolf for the memories you gave me and how you added so much to my life.  I love and miss you ,Son"

This tribute was added by Kristen Schwarz on 12th November 2013

"Thinking of you today Rolf. Remembering all the good times."

This tribute was added by John York on 26th July 2013


Even after all this time, I still have a hard time believing you are gone. Always know that you are missed, my friend."

This tribute was added by Mark Rico on 12th April 2013

"Happy Birthday My Friend~ You are Missed!!"

This tribute was added by Kathy Schroeder on 11th April 2013

"Happy 42nd Birthday Snookie!  I hope you know how much we love and miss you...XOXO Sis"

This tribute was added by Brett Talbert on 11th April 2013

"Happy Birthday, Rolf. You left us way too soon!"

This tribute was added by Donna Avery (Frostad) on 11th April 2013

"I am thinking of you so often and missing you is not easier.  Another birthday is here for you and what i would give to hold you in my arms one more time.  I look at the pictures that have been posted and cherish them for the memories and good times. Camping season is here and I will miss you so much at the camp fire.  I love you, Son.  Mom"

This tribute was added by Donna Avery (Frostad) on 12th November 2012

"For my "Pot Roast". A year has passed since you left us. I think of you so often in so many circumstances as memories float up.  Some are regrets but mostly they are beautiful and often funny.  Drake comes to visit often and is growing into a nice young man. The chimes you hung for me often gently ring and I like to think you are sending a hello.  I do miss your bear hugs.  Love you,  Mom"

This tribute was added by Kathy Schroeder on 12th November 2012

"I miss my brother...it is as simple as that.  So many things remind me of him.  I wish i could bring him back.  Just to have one more day together.  We would have so much to talk about.  But he could come back for a day -he would spend most of it with Drake, his (our) pride and joy. And i would understand.  As a parent, i would understand.  I love you Rolf...."

This tribute was added by CC Lucas on 13th April 2012

"Dear Drake. On your dad’s birthday I was oddly enough attending a funeral. The day before that a friend of my daughter was giving birth to her son Elijah. There are only 365 days in one year to be born or buried; the cycle of life continues and those we love live in our hearts forever. This week I will plant a spring bulb in memory of your dad, and celebrate his life with you - Blessings!"

This tribute was added by Jodi Crawford on 12th April 2012

"Happy birthday Rolf. We miss you so very much. Life isn't the same without you. Love and hugs, Jodi  :)"

This tribute was added by Kathy Schroeder on 12th April 2012

"I was 5 when they brought you home from the hospital.  You were born on Easter day so Mom and Dad just said the Easter Bunny brought you.  We certainly thought that was possible because you were small enough to fit in a basket.  My Baby Tender Love doll towered over you! Happy Birthday Rolf.  I miss you dearly and hope you have found peace and happiness."

This tribute was added by Sally Lofquist on 11th April 2012

"Rolf….thinking of you today both because it’s your b’day and BOD day so your presence is doubly missed! You’d be running back & forth between the Board Rm to help with their mtg & the Cafe to ensure set-up for the Shareholders Mtg tomorrow was perfect.  You are never far from our thoughts. We miss you! All the best to Drake & your wonderful family.  Love, Sally"

This tribute was added by Marsha Heacox on 11th April 2012

"Happy Birthday, Rolf!!  Still missing you.  I look in your office every day as I walk by.  Somehow I feel you are still with us.  Sending my love to you, Drake and your family.
Love Marsha"

This tribute was added by Darlene Krahner on 11th April 2012

"Thinking of Rolf on this special day -- April 11th.  We all miss Rolf here at Weyerhaeuser and remember him often, especially on special milestone days, like today! Sending our best wishes to all of Rolf's family, especially to Drake!  Love, Dar"

This tribute was added by Kristen Schwarz on 18th December 2011

"I wish I could have been there for your service today Rolf. I will never forget you...you will shine on forever in my memories!"

This tribute was added by Jason Plute on 17th December 2011

"Rolf, I miss you. When things went sideways at work, your steady hand was so reassuring. Never did we have a problem you couldn't fix. Above all, I loved the talks we had about our boys. Drake, your father was so very, very proud of you. From soccer to dancing to girls and more, his passion was to guide you in the right direction. In that way, he'll always be with you. Farewell my friend."

This tribute was added by Kim Concepcion on 14th December 2011

"Rolf, we go way back to life at WWC, you have helped me many times pull off a successful event, you always came through! I will miss your forever smileand willness to help.  My son and I enjoyed having you and Drake play wall ball in the fitness center on Take your Child to work day."

This tribute was added by Brett Talbert on 13th December 2011

"Rolf, you left us way too soon. You were my best friend in high school, we were inseparable and I will carry the memories of those fun times with me forever. You had an infectious passion for life, you were a great friend and although we hadn't talked for years I assumed we'd pick up where we left off some day. Sorry we didn't get that chance. I'll see you on the other side my friend."

This tribute was added by Kristen Schwarz on 13th December 2011

"So many memories Rolf when we were younger!  I will never forget experiencing my first taste of steak over candlelight with you, Bret and Tina up at your mom's house.   I am glad I got to see you and meet your son Drake, although it is hard to believe it was five years ago and I will never have the chance again :(  Rest in peace my friend."

This tribute was added by Tina Butler-Carter on 13th December 2011

"My dear friend Rolf, I am so sorry you are no longer here for me to run up to and hug tight, you have been my friend since 7th grade.  I love you dearly and will always cherish my memories of you, just as I have always cherished our friendship.  I miss you buddy.  I love you."

This tribute was added by Vee VanderSanden on 1st December 2011

"Rolf, I remember first working with you over 20 years ago.  I've watched you "grow up" and "grew up" with you.  You've been there for me in a pinch and I guess I always thought there'd be time enough to let you know how much you are appreciated.  Suddenly, that time is gone.  You leave behind many people who remember you well and your memory continues to live on ... With love..."

This tribute was added by Stephanie Williams on 30th November 2011

"Rolf, thank you for blessing our lives. Your compassionate and dependable nature was a given; your gentle grin and twinkle in your eyes was so precious–and I’m not surprised–after all, you shared the same month & day of my Grandma’s birthday. I always new you were special. Drake, your dad was a phenomenal person who touched our hearts and will be so dearly missed. Take care & God Bless."

This tribute was added by Beth Baum on 30th November 2011

"Rolf, I can't tell you how much I will miss your smile and your talents. Everything you touched ran smoothly, calmly and with no fuss. You thought of everything, and your magic touch made all of our lives easier. Everyone in this building knew and loved you, and we will all miss you tremendously..."

This tribute was added by Denise Merle on 29th November 2011

"I will greatly miss Rolf's smiling face, sense of humor and willingness to always help others.  A great loss for all....."

This tribute was added by Kevin Shearer on 29th November 2011

"For the last three years Rolf, you and I sat next to each other & had daily long talks about the value of family & friends.  You encouraged us with optimism, positive attitude and the sparkle in your eyes.  Your love for Drake was never more evident than when you had the chance to bring him to work.  He is your gift to those of us who remain behind.  Thank you for being part of our lives."

This tribute was added by Jill Freeman on 29th November 2011

"Rolf, you were one of my all-time favorite people that I have ever worked with. You were always available to help anyone with anything, and always with a smile. I'm proud to have worked with you since our WWC days. Rolf, you taught me so much. Drake, just as you loved him, please know how much everyone else also loved your Dad. May God carry you and your family during this time."

This tribute was added by MARYLOU HANSON on 28th November 2011

"To the greatest dad. My grandson will always cherish his visits with
Rolf and Drake."

This tribute was added by Shannon Hughes on 28th November 2011

"We've now been without Rolf's help at work for over a month now and nothing seems to operate as well as when he was around to anticipate needs and find creative solutions. He will continue to be missed here, but it's insignificant compared to the loss felt by his family. May his loved ones find comfort in memories of this great man."

This tribute was added by Debbie West on 27th November 2011

"Even though Rolf was my cousin, we never had the opportunity to meet. After reading these tributes and memories, I feel that I got to know my cousin and his passing is so very sad. This makes you realize how important and swift life is.  I am so sad for your loss."

This tribute was added by Sherry Nelson on 27th November 2011

"Rolf…. I still imagine you in the hallway at work – smiling, joking, and taking care of us. Thanks for bringing me CD’s for an event and giving me a copy of one CD I liked – I will treasure.  Conversations about your #1 priority – your son Drake. You have left us too soon so I pray your son and family find comfort in memories and know how special you are and will be so missed."

This tribute was added by Susan Finn on 27th November 2011

"Rolf, what an INCREDIBLE man.  I remember when you arrived at Weyerhaeuser, all of the girls swooned & wondered who the new guy was.  You always had a smile on your face & a twinkle in your eye.  Thanks for being a friend & helping me move from my apt & for all of your incredible AV help over the years.  There is no one like you & I know your son will follow your footsteps, Love You Dude!!"

This tribute was added by Alicia Hadley-Hanson on 23rd November 2011

"I was shocked and saddened to hear of Rolf's passing.  His laid back demeanor made him all the more easy to like.  He was a great and passionate person who will be missed by many."

This tribute was added by Sally Lofquist on 18th November 2011

"I wonder how many of our conversations started with, “Hey Rolf, how do I ….?”  Countless! But you always found the answer. The most amazing thing was how you knew what we needed before we even asked. We ALL noticed the sparkle in your eyes when Drake’s name was mentioned. To a wonderful friend and valued team member - I am so fortunate to have known you. I will always miss you."

This tribute was added by Julie Merken on 18th November 2011

"I keep expecting to see your smiling face coming around the corner. You always made me laugh. Our adventures on board trips were many. And I am forever grateful for you kindness...like staying behind to help me when you could of gone on a tour. You made work a joy. Loved hearing your Drake stories. What a lucky young man to of had you as his dad. You will always be missed."

This tribute was added by Mark Rico on 18th November 2011

"Rolf was the best! So many great times, So many laughs. That funny smirk on your face will always be in my memory. So sad to see you go Bro! You and Drake will always be in my thoughts and prayers. Thanks for all the support over the years. I will miss you"

This tribute was added by kim williams on 18th November 2011

"Rolf was such an unassuming individual, but always there to be relied upon.  So sad to know that he is no longer with us. His contribution will be missed."

This tribute was added by Melinda Huteson on 18th November 2011

"I am thankful for the opportunity to know you, Rolf. Your kindness had no boundaries. I am going to miss sharing stories about our teen boys. It was always fun to hear what Drake was up to and see your eyes sparkle when you spoke of him. You will be missed my friend ~ Until we meet again."

This tribute was added by Connie Philibert on 18th November 2011

"My Dear Friend, Rolf.  You will forever be missed! Our friendship and memories will always be kept close to my heart.  Your passion for Drake brightly shined in everything you did and he will carry that forward.
May God's love surround you and comfort your family.  
~Love Always from your friend"

This tribute was added by Vicki Merrick on 18th November 2011

"Rolf was the best kind of employee and friend.  Always available, always willing to do whatever it would take to get the job done even if it wasn't his job.  It was my honor to have known him for all of his years at Weyerhaeuser.  He will be missed."

This tribute was added by Greg French on 18th November 2011

"Rolf, you were the guy who rode into town in a white hat and saved the day, the good guy who smiled confidently and said you’d take care of it. You stood by your word. When you were around, we were never worried about a glitch or problem. You got it done. You made us smile. You were the person who everyone trusted and everybody liked. You are missed already, more than we can ever describe."

This tribute was added by CC Lucas on 18th November 2011

"Yes dear, your tie is OK."

This tribute was added by Charles Williamson on 17th November 2011

"So sorry to hear this news.  Rolf was one of those people who all of us came to depend upon and yet we never let him know how much we appreciated his support.  His quiet, steady demeanor and ability to solve our technical issues in an unflappable way were special.  I had a chance to get to know Rolf a bit on our board travels. Hard to believe he is now gone, but we will remember him fondly"

This tribute was added by Effenus Henderson on 17th November 2011

"Rolf was a quiet and reliable professional who went about his work with little fanfare.    He was an icon and very well liked and regarded.   Thanks Roflf for supporting many of the presentations and events I needed your help on.   You are a true professional and beloved associate."

This tribute was added by Ernesta Ballard on 17th November 2011

"Rolf, I am saddened by your death.  I wish now that I had told you what I will write here.  I took for granted that you knew and now I will be sure Drake knows.  You were reliable and trustworthy.  You did what you said and offered unconditional support to each task.  I asked for help so many times, and always you were there.  You anticipated what I might need.  You were more than friend."

This tribute was added by Dalene Daschofsky on 17th November 2011

"Dear Rolf, I'll always remember fondly you taking care of my shortcomings on computer issues and catching me when I double-booked meeting rooms - I'm sure you were shaking your head sometimes! More importantly I remember the pride you felt when talking about Drake and your mom. You were such an asset to Weyerhaeuser and the senior team and a wonderful son and father.You will be missed."

This tribute was added by Sandy Marshall on 17th November 2011

"Rolf, Rolf, Rolf.......so many years covering my back; somehow magically behind the scenes fixing it ALL.  You have been a wonder to me....you did it all and expected nothing in return.....a super proud dad and a good friend. Love you and miss you"

This tribute was added by April Meier on 17th November 2011

"I remember when Rolf first came to Weyerhaeuser long ago.  He was quite a dashing, handsome young man!  I enjoyed working with him through the years on many projects.  There was no one more conscientious and concerned that everything would go smoothly.  What I remember most is how much he absolutely adored his son.  We will miss him very much.  His love remains."

This tribute was added by Kathy McAuley on 17th November 2011

"Rolf's eyes would twinkle and face light-up when he talked about his son.  He was always so plesant and helpful.  I would breathe a sigh-of-relief when Rolf was working a meeting, as that meant all would go smoothly.  He was always so plesant and helpful.  We will miss him."

This tribute was added by Dan Mehlhoff on 17th November 2011

"Rolf was such a kind person, good friend, and wonderful dad. I remember hiring him many years ago and working together through countless events. He was always ready to help in any way he could and always brought a smile with him everywhere he went. Miss you, Rolf"

This tribute was added by John York on 17th November 2011

"Rolf, one of the things I miss most about Weyerhaeuser is working with you on various company forums and meetings.
Your sense of humor and the way you handled high pressure with a serious attitude and a grin will be missed.
I'm glad I had the honor of knowing you."

This tribute was added by Bobi Atlee on 17th November 2011

"My first memory of Rolf was at CCB.  He was so helpful and friendly and I knew we could count on him to solve all our technical problems.  I remember him being so excited about being a dad.  Here we are 12 years later, in addition to still being helpful and friendly, he turned out to be a great father to Drake.  I will miss you Rolf!"

This tribute was added by Joyce Frostad on 17th November 2011

"E-mail from Ty Harker:
Hi Aunt Joyce. I'm really sorry to hear about cousin Rolf. I remember him being so nice at the Thanksgiving dinner and talking to me about my Dad and telling me to ask him to get ahold of him. I also remember thinking he had a very good way with his son. A  kindness and patience I hope I can convey to my own children some day. Please pass on my condolences to Lisa and Kathy."

This tribute was added by Bruce Amundson on 16th November 2011

"We will miss you, but your smile will live with us forever. Thanks for being part of our lives."

This tribute was added by Marsha Heacox on 16th November 2011

"I will miss your face at my desk with that sly smile as you tell me I have booked my meeting over top someone else's meeting...after I go pale and begin to sweat, I realize you were joking...funny man.  I will miss hearing about all of Drake's adventures, running track and his girlfriends!  Most of all...I miss you.
Love you always"

This tribute was added by matt setter on 16th November 2011

"I worked with Rolf for the past six years. I will always remember how eager he always was to share any news about Drake to his co-workers. He LOVED his son very much and it showed.

I will miss him."

This tribute was added by Michele Reno on 16th November 2011

"Rolf, I am truly going to miss you. Thank you for being such a great guy. I was with Beverly when Drake showed us his hip hop moves, and it will be my favorite memory too.  It was awesome.  Keep on dancing, kiddo."

This tribute was added by Beverly Wardlow on 16th November 2011

"Rolf was always a "ready and available" guy.  Whenever I was in crisis about technology - he was my go-to person.  What a loss to all of us at Weyerhaeuser.  My favorite memory was when Drake was up on the 5th floor earlier this year and he wanted to show me his latest hip hop moves.  He was great and Rolf's love and pride in his son was very evident.  We will miss him."

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