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Memorial Service

Ptak Funeral Home
Wednesday August 10th, 2022

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Ptak Funeral Home
Wednesday August 10th, 2022
11:00am - 1:00pm

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Mount Olivet Cemetery
Wednesday August 10th, 2022

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Margaret 'Maggie" Frost

Margaret Fitzsimmons Frost 


Margaret “Maggie” Frost, 63, of LaSalle, passed away on July 14, 2022, at Heritage Health in Peru. 


Maggie was born on December 5, 1958 to William and Marie (Gaus) Fitzsimmons. She attended LP High School and was hooked by the theater. Maggie played in and directed many local plays and musicals, starting in high school. She met her husband John at one such play, Deathtrap. Maggie directed the play and John’s character was Clifford Anderson.  Maggie was employed as a journalist for The Times newspaper, radio announcer on WLPO, and most recently as host of The Morning Mix on WCMY radio. 


Maggie loved her animals. She and John adopted both dogs and cats throughout their live, loving and caring for them together. 


Maggie lost her dear husband five weeks before losing her own battle with cancer. She is survived by her stepsiblings, William (Nuala) Schmitt, Patrick (Irene Schauer) Schmitt, David (Beth Patterson) Schmitt, and Julia Schmitt. She is also survived by her aunt, Jean Fitzsimmons and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. 


Maggie was preceded in death by her mother, father, step-mother (Madge Schmitt Fitzsimmons), uncle (James Fitzsimmons), and her beloved husband. 


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Illinois Valley Pet Rescue, The Times Red Stocking Fund or WCMY’s Freezin’ for a Reason. 


Memorial service will be 1:00 PM Wednesday August 10, 2022 in Ptak Funeral Home. Rev Tom Otto will officiate.  

Visitation will be Wednesday 11:00 AM till time of services. Burial will be at Mt Olivet Cemetery Spring Valley.  Cremation rites have been accorded. Ptak Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. 

Online condolences and memories may be shared at PtakFH.com  


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“She will always be young, she will always be beautiful and I for one feel safer knowing she’s up there on my side.”
Fly high, my friend.

Kathy Missel Aug 6 2022 2:59 PM

20 photos were added for Margaret 'Maggie" Frost

Kathy Missel Aug 6 2022 2:56 PM

Maggie was an old friend,
I will miss her forever.

Rich Engels Aug 1 2022 9:49 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Margaret Frost

Joseph C. Savage Jr Aug 1 2022 6:05 PM

We all will miss you terribly. Your cats are all at their Fur ever Home, the one that Figgy, Lucy Jane, Linus were born in plus kitten Griff. We'll all meet again

Steve Freeman Aug 1 2022 4:41 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Margaret Frost

Jerrilyn Zavada Jul 31 2022 6:11 PM