Charles E. Weisbrod, 88, Waupaca, a Nelsonville native, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at Bethany Home in Waupaca.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Waupaca, with the Rev. Brian Belongia officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be at the church from 9:30 a.m. Friday until the Mass.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.hollyfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Weisbrod was born Oct. 5, 1923, in Nelsonville, a son of the late John and Myrtle (Diver) Weisbrot. He graduated from the Jerome Nelson Grade School in Nelsonville and from Amherst High School.
At the age of 19, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1946. He had basic training at Camp McCain in Mississippi; was sent to Turner Field in Georgia where he guarded German prisoners; was transferred to Denver, Colo., Fitzsimmons Hospital where he learned to be an infantry aid man; and was then assigned to a hospital in the Philippines.
After serving during World War II, he went to technical school to become a welder. He did his apprenticeship with his dad in his blacksmith shop in Nelsonville; worked in Milwaukee; and then worked with his dad until he bought his own shop in Waupaca, later taking in a partner, Russ Weisen. He worked there until his retirement.
Mr. Weisbrod was married to Delphine Palash on July 29, 1950, at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Fancher.
He was a Waupaca volunteer firefighter, a member of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, and a Knights of Columbus member.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Michael (Marilyn), Stevens Point, and Robert (Marie), Cottage Grove, Minn.; two daughters, Mary (Kim) Schroeder, Waupaca, and Marcia (Robert) VanHout, Kimberly; two sisters, Barbara Weisbrot, Nelsonville, and Anne Moore, Kaukauna; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, John Weisbrod; and one sister, Helen Ruth (Tom) Sherburne.