Passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the age of 80. Mert, a devoted patriot, served his country in the United States Naval Reserves, flying his flag daily thereafter. He attended Western Michigan University for four years prior to embarking on his 40-year career as the owner and operator of Frost Standard, the largest full-service gas station in South Western Michigan. Well respected for his business acumen, he was a mentor for many other entrepreneurs. As an active community minded individual, he was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Shriners International. He enjoyed meeting the families while driving them to Shriner's Hospital for Children in Chicago and Cincinnati for their children to receive medical care, making over 280 trips total. Mert belonged to the Elks Club in Otsego; he was a member of TPA, AMBUCS, YKATS Swim Club, WMU Blue Line Club, and Alamo Little League. He was honored to receive a Paul Harris Fellow from Rotary International. Mert enjoyed going to car shows and was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed his time together with his friends from school and they were known as the Milwood Lunch Bunch. Mert is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Doris (Hutchins) Frost; four children, Dianne Hunter, Linda (Rick) Bukoski, John "Jack" (Kim) Frost and Susan (Steve) Andrie; ten grandchildren, Becky, Maria, Julianna, Aria, Aydin, Ansel, Kimmy, Jimmy, Nicole and Tommy; and one great-grandchild, Ava. Friends may visit with the family from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, August 13th at the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Westside Chapel, 3926 S. 9th St., Kalamazoo, MI 49009. A Masonic Service will be held in addition to the service at the Westside Chapel beginning at 12 p.m. on Monday, August 14th, officiated by Rev. James Dyke. A luncheon will follow the service in the Langeland reception hall. Interment will take place in Riverside Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be given to Shriners Hospitals for Children Chicago. Please visit Merdith's personalized web page at www.langelands.com to sign the online guest book or leave messages for the family.