Fred Robertson

Monday, June 6, 2005

Fred William Robertson, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, June 4, 2005, at the Lutheran Home.

He was born July 8, 1925, in Cape Girardeau, son of Charles and Veda Schrand Robertson.

Robertson served in the U.S. Navy from Oct. 20, 1943, to Jan. 19, 1946. He was an optician for Rhea Optical for 35 years, since 1947. He was a member of VFW Post 3838 in Cape Girardeau, and an avid bowler and fisherman.

Survivors include a son, Wesley Robertson and wife Deborah of Cape Girardeau; two daughters, Sheri Robertson of Cape Girardeau, and Jana Stevens and husband Tim of San Antonio, Texas; two grandchildren, David Robertson of Springfield, Mo., and Tara Cooper of Cape Girardeau; and two great-grandchildren, Alexander and Hunter Cooper of Cape Girardeau.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel, with the Rev. David Schaffner officiating. Burial will be in Lorimier Cemetery in Cape Girardeau with military rites by VFW Post 3838.

Memorial contributions may be made to VFW Post 3838 or to the American Diabetes Association.