Frederick A. “Fred” Bue, age 69, passed away on August 17, 2022 under the care of hospice at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Madison, Wisconsin.
Fred was born February 12, 1953 to Edward “Charley” and Gertrude (Woof) Bue at Black River Memorial Hospital, Black River Falls, Wisconsin.
Fred spent his whole life in Black River Falls. He worked numerous jobs including trimming trees and doing farm work as a teenager. He later tried his hand at dry walling, worked at Nelson Muffler for a number of years and then opened his own business, Bue Electric. Fred’s final job was working at Badger Mining Corporation for 28 years. He worked there as lead electrician having gone back to technical school to get a degree to become an electrician and where his co-workers became more of an extended family, many of whom remained friends after his retirement. Fred also was in the National Guard for 11 years reaching the rank of Sergeant.
He loved joking around with people and also giving them his own special nicknames. He also enjoyed spending lots of time with his two nephews, Glen and Chad, teaching them about many different things and getting them into mischief too.
Fred is survived by his mother Gertrude and his sister Pam of Black River Falls; his twin sister Freda (Barry) Goldsmith of Hixton; nephews Glen (Abbi) Goldsmith of Hixton and Chad (Molly Reineke) of Black River Falls; and two great nieces Adaline and Hanna Goldsmith. He will be deeply missed by his family.
He was preceded in death by his dad Charley and an infant brother Roger; grandparents Edward and Josephine Bue and John and Elizabeth Woof.
A Funeral Service for Fred will be on Friday, August 26, 2022at 3:00 p.m. at the Torgerson Funeral Home, with a visitation an hour before the service. Pastor Terry Marg will officiate, with burial immediately following the service, with military honors, at Riverside Cemetery in Black River Falls. A celebration of his life will be held at the American Legion in Black River Falls following internment. Please brings your stories and celebrate his life as he would have wanted. Dress casual as Fred was a jeans and tee shirt with a long sleeved shirt in colder weather kind of guy.
The Torgerson Funeral Home, 408 N. Water Street, in Black River Falls is serving the family, (715) 284-4321.
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