Melvin R. "Mel" Weisbrod

December 7, 1942 ~ December 7, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Melvin Weisbrod Obituary

Melvin R. "Mel" Weisbrod died on December 7, 2023 on his 81st birthday while recuperating from surgery.

He attended Lutheran schools, then graduated from Lindbergh High School, went on to graduate from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor's Degree in Education & then graduated with a Master's Degree in Education.

He served for four years in the Air Force.

After graduation, he started teaching Social Studies at the University City High School.  Mel's teaching career spanned 30 years & included stints of coaching wrestling & cross country teams.

Mel had many interests throughout his life.  He would often be found involved in a competitive racquetball or handball game.  History, specifically religious history, really sparked his interest & he loved to discuss this topic.  He also tried many different activities, from ballroom dancing to raising cattle.

He seemed to really enjoy his retirement life which involved keeping busy by cutting the grass on his farm while riding one of his working lawnmowers.

Mel was preceded in death by his father, Russell Weisbrod;  his mother, Pauline Weisbrod; & his sister, Diane Ellis.

Surviving family members include his nephew -  Chris Plag;  his niece -  Jill Tienes;  grandnephew -  Andrew Tienes;  grandniece -  Allison Tienes; & his cousins -  Gerry Eckles & Jay Eckles.

His many friends included Linda Giannoni,  Steve & Barb Oppland & family; as well as many wonderful neighbors & church members.

On Friday, December 15th, 2023 at 1 PM, we invite you to join us in a celebration of Mel's life at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 460 Church Street, Livingston, Illinois  62058.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity or food pantry of your choice in Mel's name would be appreciated.  



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