Frank G. Weisbrod

Frank G. Weisbrod, 92, Cambridge, died Monday, December 5, 2011 after a courageous 11 month battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. 

Frank George Weisbrod was born March 22, 1919 in Princeton to George and Caroline Weisbrod. He graduated from Princeton High School in 1937. After high school Frank joined the National Guard which was later federalized and turned into the 634th Tank Destroyer Battalion. The unit trained at Camp Claiborne, La., Camp Hood, Texas and England before seeing action in France, Belgium, Germany and Czechoslovakia in World War II. After the war Frank moved to Cambridge and started Weisbrod’s Bakery. A second bakery soon followed in Princeton as did a bakery and restaurant equipment business.

Frank was wed to Shirley (nee Lind) on Sept. 3, 1960 and three children soon followed. Frank became a county commissioner after selling the bakeries and later became a township supervisor. Besides politics Frank was also active in many clubs such as the VFW, Ducks Unlimited, the Chamber of Commerce and was a past commander of both the Princeton and Cambridge American Legions. He served as a firefighter and was even in a posse when some thieves came to Cambridge (he was very grateful he only killed a tractor). In his down time he enjoyed selling at flea markets and threshing shows meeting many wonderful customers and fellow vendors. He was affectionately known as The Pan Man. In his later years he enjoyed reading about WWII, shaking dice and playing poker, watching sports and spending time with friends and family at Spectacle Lake.

Frank is survived by his children Lind “Duke,” Margaret “Cheech” and George all of Cambridge; Sister Virginia and husband Bill Steuber of Cross Lake; and sisters-in-law Bernice Lind and Janet and husband Carl Beaupre both of Cambridge.

He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley; brothers Charles, Louis and Robert; and sister Lucille Oliver.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, December 10, 2011 at the Cambridge Lutheran Church with Rev. David Everett officiating. Gwen Anderson, accompanied by Dorcie Larson, sang “In The Garden” and “Children of The Heavenly Father.” Pallbearers were John Oliver, Loren, Donny, Chuck and Peter Weisbrod, George Steuber, Dick Nelles, Dwaine and Brian Nelson, Tom, Tim and Tory Greeninger, Dennis, Mike, Todd and Kevin Lind, Mike Rapp and Dan Michaels. Interment was in the Cambridge Union Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Cambridge American Legion and the Princeton American Legion.

Arrangements were with the Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cambridge.

  • Keith Forsberg

    I want to express my most sincere condolence’s to Frank’s family. Frank had a positive influence on my life at a time when I needed one badly. Not too long after my Father had passed away I was fortunate in going to work at the Cambridge Bakery.I worked there part-time because I was attending Cambridge High School at that time. Both Frank and Bob became like father figure’s for me. Even though they were my employer’s, they treated me like I was one of the family. Sure I had to work hard but that was always accompanied with quite a bit of good natured teasing. The time I spent working at the bakery and the kindness with which I was treated is something I will never forget and will always remember fondly.I owe Frank a huge debt of gratitude. May you rest in peace my Friend!

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