Fred Stewart

Lover of life, died June 14, 2018 peacefully, after a long illness. He was born in Guntersville, AL to Bessie and G.W.H. Stewart on December 27, 1925 where he grew up with a small town, southern farming background. He moved to McMinnville, TN at the age of 14 and graduated from Centertown High School at the age of 16. Two years later, Fred joined the army at age 18 and with the 69th Infantry Division, was a part of the historic meeting with the Russian Army on the Elbe River. He graduated from Tennessee Polytechnic College in 1950 and was recalled into the Army for a brief time, serving in Korea. After teaching school for a short period, he came to Milwaukee in 1952 for a summer job and decided to eventually make it his home, where he retired from Square D Company in 1987 after 31 years.

Fred loved gatherings with his friends and travelling the world. He was an avid gardener and had a great knowledge and passion for classic movies and theater. He enjoyed sports, reading, attending his annual family reunions and time with his cats.

Survivors include sisters Georgena Smith of Cookesville, TN, Ilene Sparks of Huntsville, AL, sister-in-law Ginnie Stewart of Birmingham, AL and a vast array of loving relatives with whom he regularly kept in touch. Further survived by beloved friend Keith Bruening and several other friends of many years including Maryrose Monroe, the entire Monroe family and Kathy Gehring.

A memorial celebration will take place at Hubbard Park Lodge; 3565 N. Morris Blvd; Shorewood, 53211 on Sunday, July 15, 2018 from 4-7:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers send donations to Bethany Cemetery 780 Bethany Road McMinnville, TN 37110 c/o William Prater

Messages for the family

  • I worked with Fred at Square D in Milwaukee during the late 70’s and 80’s. He was a wonderful fun loving man. My fondest memories of Fred were on a Ski Trip to Vale in when he wore purple heart shaped sun glasses and a fuzzy fur ski jacket and when my wife and I attended a small dinner party at his friends mansion on Lake Shore drive where he served champaign, popcorn in a sterling silver bowl and hot dogs on china. What a hoot.

  • Fred was an outstanding co-worker at Square D. He was willing to go out of his to be of assistance especially to young and inexperienced new hires. He always went about his business in a professional manner. May God rest his soul.

  • So many years have gone by since we were transferred to Raleigh, NC, and lost touch with Fred. But he was a very dear person and we hold special memories of him and all the Square D people we worked with in Milwaukee.