MacIver Board President Fred Luber Passes Away

It is with great sadness that we share the news with our friends that Fred Luber, President of the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy Board of Directors, has passed away at age 90.

Fred was one of the original founders of the MacIver Institute and a key figure in the start of our work. Fred had an amazing can-do attitude that was infectious, no matter how daunting the task ahead.

All of us at MacIver will miss Fred’s insight, counsel, wit and great spirit.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Fred and his family.

From the Milwaukee Business Journal:

Fred Luber — one of the giants of metro Milwaukee and Wisconsin business for more than five decades — died Jan. 21 at age 90.
Luber’s main business since 1965 has been manufacturer Super Steel on Milwaukee’s northwest side. He also played major roles in Milwaukee business, community and nonprofit organizations.

From the Feerick Funeral Home website:

Frederick George Luber
Born: August 02, 1925
Died: January 21, 2016

Died peacefully on January 21, 2016, at age 90 surrounded by his family. Loving husband of Anne (nee Hartshorn), father of Fritz (deceased 2005), Martha and husband Ray Pelrine, Elizabeth, and Paul. Adored grandfather, ‘Opa’, of Rudy and Eliza Pelrine, Janice and Martin Vogt, and Drew, Samantha, and Annie Luber. Preceded in death by parents Frederick August and Gertrude Elizabeth (nee Bredfeld) Luber and sister Rosemary Luber Ulrich.

Fred was a Milwaukee native, attended Whitefish Bay High School, and served in the US Army WW II in Europe. He received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University as well as an honorary Doctoral Degree from MSOE. An entrepreneurial tiger who also heavily engaged in politics and community, Fred was passionate about his family, Super Steel, Fred & Fuzzy’s and Little Sister Resort in Door County. His love of boating earned him the nickname ‘Skippy’.

For information on the visitation and memorial service, please visit the Feerick site here.

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