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Robert “Frosty” Garnette



KYLE – Robert “Frosty” Duane Garnette, 84, made his journey to the Spirit World on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 in Kyle.

Robert “Frosty” Duane Garnette was born on January 7, 1934 in Pine Ridge to Henry and Grace (Giago) Garnette.

Robert is survived by his wife, Friederike “Rickie” Garnett of Kyle: brothers, James “Heavy” Garnette of Rapid City and Darrell (Ruby) Garnette of Las Vegas, Nev.; and sisters, Elizabeth Garnette-Anderson of Black Hawk and Joanne Garnette-Cuny of Bismarck, N.D.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Grace Garnette; brothers, William “Billy” Garnette and Martin “Pat” Garnette; and sister, Louella Garnette.

“Red Tapio gave Duane the nickname Peter Rabbit and pretty soon it was just “Pete” and he went to work at Holy Rosary Mission as a cook for the faculty right after he graduated where some of the students started to call him Brother Pete. After the cartoon about another rabbit name Frosty came out, Duane’s name suddenly became Frosty. He was my first cousin and we grew up together and went to Holy Rosary Mission together. Frosty worked for me when I owned a coffee and donut shop in Box Elder. He was one of my favorite cousins and I will miss him,” Tim Giago, Native Sun News owner said.

A one night wake service was held on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church Hall in Kyle. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, October 22, 2018 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church Hall in Kyle. Burial was at the St. Stephen’s Catholic Cemetery in Kyle.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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