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Frederick H. Underwood

Frederick H. Underwood

January 14, 2015

Frederick (Fritz) H. Underwood, age 94 of Eau Claire passed away Wednesday evening January 14, 2015 at his residence in Eau Claire. 

He was born in Altoona to Henry A. and Bertha (Scholz) Underwood, June 9, 1920, and was life long resident of the Eau Claire area.  He graduated from Altoona High School.  He married Amy Johnson May 17, 1947 in Epiphany Lutheran Church of Eau Claire.

Fred was a member of Epiphany Lutheran Church, and the V.F.W. Post 10405 of Altoona.  Fred was drafted into the Army Infantry, October 1941, received a commission as a 2nd Lt. in 1943, and served in the Pacific until January 1946.  He was honorably discharged as a 1st Lt. in January 1946.

Fred worked for Uniroyal Tire Co. for 36 years, retiring in 1982.

Survivors include wife, Amy; three sons, Thomas (Mary) of Fort Atkinson, Allan of Eau Claire and Fred T. (Laura) of Kettering, Ohio; 2 grandsons, Chad (Alison) and Aaron (Kim); two granddaughters, Tricia (Mark) and Kori; 5 great grandsons and 2 great granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Lorraine Larson and Leola Underwood, and brother Bill Underwood.

Fred’s family would like to thank the staff of Grace Willowbrook and Mayo Clinic Hospice for their care. 

Memorials may be designated in Fred’s name to Mayo Clinic Health Systems Hospice, P.O. Box 2060, Eau Claire, WI 54702.

Funeral Services will take place at 11 am on Monday, January 19, 2015 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 601 Fall Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703. Pastor Russell Kampfer will officiate. Visitation will take place at the church on Monday from 9:30 am until the time of service.  Burial will take place immediately following the service in Rest Haven Cemetery in the Town of Washington with military honors being rendered by American Legion Post #53.

Family and friends may offer condolences online at www.fullerspeckienhulke.com.

Fuller-Speckien-Hulke Funeral Home, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Visitation

Visitation will take place at the church on Monday from 9:30 am until the time of service.

Service

Funeral Services will take place at 11 am on Monday, January 19, 2015 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 601 Fall Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703. Pastor Russell Kampfer will officiate.