Obit: Bruchert, Norbert "Nibbs" B. #2 (1934 - 2002)
Contact:  Charles Olson

Surnames: Bruchert, Myhre, Rheingans, Brandt, Veurink, Pomputis, Buss, Stark, Sachs

----Sources: The Thorp Courier (Thorp, Wis.) June 12, 2002

Bruchert, Norbert "Nibbs" B. (23 Feb. 1934 - 5 June 2002)

Norbert "Nibbs" B. Bruchert, 78 Withee, died on Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at the Clark County Health Care Center in Owen, Wis.

Funeral services for Nibbs was on Friday, June 7, 2002, 11:00 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, Withee. Pastor Tom Myhre, officiated and burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Withee, with full military rites. Nephews served as pallbearers: Kurt Bruchert, Todd Bruchert, Roger Bruchert, Fred Bruchert, Jerry Bruchert, Kenny Rheingans and Peter Rheingans.

Visitation with family and friend was Thursday, June 6, 2002, at the Maurina Funeral Home, Owen from 4:00 to 8:00p.m., and on Friday, at the church one hour before service time at 11:00 a.m.

Norbert B. Bruchert was born on February 23, 1934, the son of Fred and Emma (Brandt) Bruchert. He was a graduate of Withee High School and served his country in the US Army from December 1942 until January of 1945

Nibbs and the former Mae Veurink were united in marriage on May 18, 1946, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Withee. They owned and operated the Midway Bar in Withee from 1949 until 1970. Nibbs was a Withee rural mail carrier and postal clerk for many years.

A life long resident of Withee he was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, a 45 year member of the Owen-Withee Volunteer Fire Department, a charter member of the Withee Lions Club, and from 1946 until 2002, was a member of the American Legion.

Nibbs will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 56 years Mae Bruchert of Withee; a daughter, Patricia (Roger) Pomputis of Colfax; Nieces and Nephews, Great-Nieces and Nephews, cousins, and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter Lori Pomputis; brothers: Bernard, Leonard and Leon Bruchert; sisters: Louise Buss, Laura Rheingans, Helen Stark, and Irma Sachs.



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