Matthew Weisbrod and Ethan Weisbrod


Matthew Weisbrod and his son, Ethan Weisbrod, passed away suddenly on Thursday, September 21st, 2023. The family finds comfort knowing that their last moments were spent together, driving their favorite car.

Matthew was born on November 11th, 1974 at the Fairmont Community Hospital in Fairmont, MN to Tilla (McIntyre) and Roger Weisbrod. He is the oldest of three. If you had the pleasure of meeting Matt, you know that he is the life of the party. He’s famous for his love of music, hosting race nights, 6-5-4 (side bets), sports, animals, and parties in his garage. Matt has the ability to make anyone laugh. He loves his family and friends fiercely. His infectious smile, ability to brighten a room, wit, movie quotes, amongst many things will be missed. 

Ethan was born on December 4th, 2003 at the Children’s Hospital in Saint Paul, MN to Karla and Matthew Weisbrod. He is the youngest of three, and famously referred to himself as the “Goblin Child” because of a Christmas ornament he tried to make in kindergarten to announce himself as the, “Golden Child.” Ethan was always the reason behind our smiles and laughter growing up. He has a lifelong love of football, fishing, and anything with a motor. Ethan is adored by his niece and nephew, Zoey and Dawson. Ethan is a very driven and hardworking individual. His spirit, humor, hair, and company will be missed eternally.

Ethan and Matthew are preceded in death by Melissa Weisbrod (aunt, sister) John and Catherine McIntyre (great-grandparents, grandparents) Lyle Weisbrod (great-grandpa, grandpa), Betty Paulson (great grandma, grandma), and Richard Berhow (grandpa, father-in-law). Beloved pets: Sparky Weisbrod, Jim (the squirrel), Hogan Crowe.

The dynamic pair will be remembered by, Karla Weisbrod (mother, spouse), Mallory and Tori Crowe (sisters, daughters), Tilla and Roger Weisbrod (grandparents, parents), Amanda Berhow (grandma, mother-in-law), Mark Weisbrod (uncle, brother), Renee Hebenstreit (aunt, sister-in-law), Rodney, Kyle, and Michael Berhow (uncles, brother-in-laws), Zoey and Dawson (niece/nephew, grandchildren), Brooke Grathwohl (partner, honorary daughter), Vonn Weisbrod (beloved dog), and many more family and friends.

Family and friends are invited to the following: Visitation Wednesday, September 27, 2023 from 4 - 7 PM at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont, MN and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday and Funeral services Thursday, September 28th, 2023 at 10:30 AM at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Armstrong, IA. Those wishing to view the service may do so on the following link:

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that you donate to a local animal rescue or wildlife foundation of your choosing in their names.