Peter G. Weisbrod, 77 of Rochester, MN died unexpectedly on Sunday morning at his home.
Peter George Weisbrod was born July 10, 1946 in Wabasha, MN to Charles and Hazel (Setterlund) Weisbrod. Peter grew up in Elgin, MN and graduated from Elgin High School in 1964. During his youth, he achieved the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. He attended Winona State College graduating in 1968 with a degree in Education. Peter then joined the Peace Corp for two years in the Philippines. After returning to Rochester, Peter began working for the Rochester Public Schools, and taught reading to elementary-age school children. Peter was united in marriage to Cheryl Puck on November 22, 1975, in Sioux Valley, MN. They made Rochester their home and have lived there ever since. He later went to Mankato State and earned his Master's Degree in Education. Peter retired from teaching in 2002, but really never stopped teaching as he remained dedicated to teaching his grandchildren.
Peter led a life of service. He always put others before himself, and found joy in being able to help whenever and wherever he could. He was skilled in many crafts including woodworking, auto mechanics, and home remodels, to name just a few. Many home improvement projects were completed over the years with a perfect partnership of Cheryl's ideas and Peter's skills.
His children and grandchildren brought him immense pride and joy. He was a dedicated coach for his children's basketball and soccer teams, and remained their #1 fan throughout each one's life journey. His seven grandchildren kept him young and were the light of his life.
Peter is survived by his wife Cheryl, sons Adam (Jen), Mike (Stacey), Bryan (Jen), grandchildren Lincoln, Harper, Cameron, Griffin, Grayson, Amelia, and Ethan. He is also survived by his brother Charles (Myrlee) , sister in law Jan (Dale) Knips, father in law Arlo Puck, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Hazel, mother-in-law Lois Puck, sister-in-law Julie Puck, and brother-in-law Kenneth Puck.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, September 10, 2023 at 1:00 PM at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home (5421 Royal PL NW, Rochester, MN), with a visitation one hour prior to the service. A reception will follow at the Ranfranz and Vine Remembrance and Reception Centre. Burial will be on September 16, 2023 at the Sioux Valley Cemetery (Sioux Valley, MN). The family will donate memorials to programs developing young readers' literacy.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Weisbrod Family; to share a special memory or condolence please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com