Bruchert, Norbert B. (23 FEB 1924 - 5 JUN 2002)


Arthur Steager






Bruchert, Norbert B. (23 FEB 1924 - 5 JUN 2002)

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

Funeral services for Nibs will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church with Pastor Tom Myhre officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery with full military rites. His nephews will serve as pallbearers, Kurt Bruchert, Roger Bruchert, Jerry Bruchert, Peter Rheingans, Todd Bruchert, Fred Bruchert and Kenny Rheingans.

Visitation with family and friends will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Maurina Funeral Home in Owen and from 10 a.m. until service time Friday at the church.

Norbert B. Bruchert was born Feb. 23, 1924, in Withee, the son of Fred and Emma (Brandt) Bruchert. He was a graduate of Withee High School and served his country in the U.S. Army from December 1942 until January 1945.

Nibs and the former Mae Veurink were married on May 18, 1946, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Withee. They owned and operated the Midway Bar in Withee from 1949 until 1970. Nibs 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.

Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Mae Bruchert of Withee a daughter, Patricia (Roger) Pomputis of Colfax nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins and many friends.

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

The family will designate memorials in his name to the Owen-Withee Fire and Ambulance Department and St. John's Lutheran Church.

Maurina Funeral Home of Owen assisted with arrangements.



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