Robert Bredel

July 31, 1920September 23, 2013

Robert Martin Bredel, 93, Port St. Lucie, Florida passed away peacefully Monday, September 23, 2013 surrounded by family in his home.

Bob was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 31, 1920. He was the son of the late Herman and Clara Bredel. He graduated from St. George high school in Evanston, Illinois and attended Northwestern University school of Commerce studying accounting and statistics.

Robert was proud of his service during World War II with the 10th Army as a company clerk in the Bn. Hq. and later in the Pacific.

Before moving to Port St. Lucie , Bob and his family lived in Miami where he had a career as a financial accountant. He served as a Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus and was always active in his church. He was a member of St. Lucie Catholic Church and an officer of their Senior Club.

Bob enjoyed gardening and making people laugh. He never met a stranger.

Robert is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Betty. He was preceded in death by his brother Howard Bredel and sister-in-law Margaret. Surviving, in addition to his wife Betty, are his two daughters and their husbands: Beatrice and Robert Taylor of Savannah Georgia and Mary Kay and Michael McCleery of Hollywood Florida; his four grandchildren: Susan T. Nebl and her husband Andrew, Barbara T. Johnson and her husband Daniel, Paul Barnette, and Carolyn B. Woodger and her husband Ryan and four great Grandchildren: Hayden, Madelyn and Meredith Johnson and Nathan Nebl.

Remember him well.


  • Visitation Monday, September 30, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 1, 2013

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Mary Ward

October 3, 2013

Bob was an "adopted" member of the Sellinger family in his Chicago days- filling their home with warmth and wit. Mary Sellinger (Ward) and her husband Linc enjoyed visits with Bob and Betty over the years and are blessed that they both enriched the lives of the Wards'.
Our prayers go out to Betty and the family

Mary and Linc Ward

Anna & Christine Marino

September 30, 2013

Mom and I have you in our hearts and prayers. Bob was a wonderful man. I will always remember him cutting in on my dance with Andy at Susan's and Andy wedding. Enjoyed his humor tremendously. God Bless

Leonora Joseph

September 28, 2013

My love and prayer to my extended family, Ms. Betty my two sisters Bea and Mary.

William & Billy Bungert

September 27, 2013

Please accept our deepest sympathy. We were so sad to learn that Bob passed away. We will always remember his kindness and his contagious smile. He will be missed.

September 26, 2013

Mother and I will be thinking of you all in the days ahead! Love & prayers- Harriet & Gerri

September 26, 2013

Dear Aunt Betty, Bea, Mary Kay and family, all our love and prayers. So much to say but can't find the words. I love you, Marikay and family.

Clarence & Dolly Comartin

September 26, 2013

Dear Betty and Family,
It is with sad hearts that we learn of Bob's passing and beginning of a new journey. He leaves with us many fond memories of cards, dances, cruises, dinners, orange tree stripping and a smile we will never forget. Our love and prayers are very much you and our Mass this weekend will be offered for all of you.Love &Prayers,
Clarence & Dolly

Judy & Bob Ridener

September 25, 2013

Our prayers are with you at this difficult time.