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Frederick "Fred" G. Robert

Frederick "Fred" G. Robert

Frederick “Fred” G. Robert, age 67 of Menomonie, formerly of Hayward, passed away on Sunday October 4, 2020 at Mayo Health System- Red Cedar in Menomonie.

Fred was born December 7, 1952 in the Chicago area.  He was the son of Lester and Margaret (Jones) Robert.  Fred graduated from William Fremd High School in Palatine, IL.  He attended Lincoln Tech in Illinois.  Fred married Joy (Richards) Messer December 10, 1978. After marriage they later moved to Hayward where they raised their family.  After the death of his wife in 2017 he moved to Menomonie to be closer to his family where he remained the rest of his life.

Fred enjoyed watching birds and other animals, especially horses.  He was also a collector of many things-coins, pipes, movies, books, collectible souvenirs.   He loved his downtime, watching movies and tv shows.  “Trekkie for life”.

Fred is survived by his children, Erica (Scott) Judge, Danielle (Mike) Acuna, Sarah (Joshua) Bartz, Tiffany Robert, Ryan (Jenna) Robert, Rachael (Chad) Stuart, Michael (Tania) Robert; grandchildren, Padraig, Aislinn, Alexus, Alana, “MJ”, Alyssa, Caleb, Isaiah, Austin, Trinity, Patience, Trevor, Greta, Emmett, Elijah, Maverick, Daisy, and soon to be baby Robert due in December; two brothers, Les and Phil.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Joy.

Per Fred’s wishes, no formal services are being planned.  An intimate gathering will be held at a later date. 

“Beam me up, Scotty”

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Fred’s memory may be made to the Children’s Diabetes Foundation.


  1. Marty Moeller

    I wish I were there to hug each one of you. I always told your mother that the Congregational Church's children's choir and the Sunday School classes were always better when the Roberts children were with us. Your Dad always laughed when I thanked him for having all of you.
    The truth is that they were two very special people who gave us some of the dearest children we've ever known. I only wish you were still here in Hayward to get the hugs that might be a help right now. This will have to do, so feel the love and the caring.
    Marty Moeller

  2. Andrew Zeis

    I have known Fred since High school.
    We had some very wild times back then. I moved to Cary and lost touch with Fred.
    I hope Fred had a great life and had lots of love and fun with his wife and children.
    You will be missed and I shall possible meet you when I cross over Fred.
    My wife and I are send our prayers and condolences to family and friends of Fred!!

  3. Keith B Merritt

    I knew Fred in high school years. So sorry, God Bless Fred and his family with his loss.

  4. Michelle Barth

    I was never blessed to meet Fred but his daughter Danielle is a friend of mine. From conversation with Danielle and interacting with her through out the years I can see she came from a loving family with two amazing parents. Your daughter is a strong, independent, smart, loving, spiritual, funny, fight for what is right and what she believes on kind of person, and so much more. Shes a force and rasing her kiddo the same why. We need more people like her in the world. So thank you Fred for her and the good, light and legacy you and your wife Joy leave behind in her, her siblings and your grandkids. The world is a better place with them in it. Praying for you and for all those who love you. M.B.

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