Date of Death
August 18, 2014
Place of Death
Three Rivers, Michigan
The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the time of memorial services at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 22, 2014 at the Hohner Funeral Home with Chaplain Lon Bauma officiating.
Robert Earl Frederick, age 80, passed away on Monday, August 18, 2014, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s at the Riverview Manor in Three Rivers. He was born on March 25, 1934 the son of Lindley A. and Eunice (Reed) Frederick.
Mr. Frederick was united in marriage to the love of his life, Mrs. Mary Lou (Hitesman) on Nov. 8, 1953. They have lived the last forty-eight years in Three Rivers. Bob began work as an outside contractor until he began employment as a millwright for General Motors in 1981. He retired from General Motors in 1993. Bob was a life member of the Three Rivers Eagles #2303, Mid-States Jeepster Association, St. Joe Valley Boat Club, St. Joseph County Dive/Rescue and the Classic and Old Car Club. Bob loved to camp, boat, play cards and machine and modify cars, antique cars and R.V.’s. Bob was a natural “Tinkerer” and “Welder” often found in his barn working on various projects
Mr. Frederick was preceded in death by his parents, twin brother, William, sister Virginia, and a grandson.
Robert leaves to cherish his loving memory, wife of sixty years, Mary Lou Frederick; sons, Steve (Joanne) Frederick of Mansfield, CT and Jeff (Deb) Frederick of Centreville, MI; daughter, Cathy(Doug) Wordelman of Three Rivers; grandchildren, Mike(Jen)Wordelman, Casey(Ryan)Schnepp, Jennifer and Amanda Frederick, Donya (Peter) Vanderbrink, Kyle(Angie)Frederick, Tyler Frederick, and eleven great grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation. Envelopes available at Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements.