Norbert Van De Wettering

Van De Wettering, Norbert "Nubs"

Norbert "Nubs" Van De Wettering, 77, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 20, 2013 with his family at his side. He was born November 8, 1935 in Freedom, WI, a son of the late Peter and Helen (Van Dyck) Van De Wettering. Nubs served his country in the National Guard for a number of years.

Nubs started hunting when he was big enough to carry a gun. This hobby has stuck with him his entire life, teaching his kids, grandkids, nephews, and anyone else who wanted to learn. He thoroughly enjoyed his pheasant trips to Nebraska with the guys. Deer camp at Tipler was always a good time whether successful or not. Nubs was proud of the cabin he built with Fuzz, Leapy, and his brother Wimp. Fishing was also a big pastime for Nubs, ice fishing in Minnesota was always a highlight. Many of the hunting and fishing stories were revised at the morning coffee clutch at Doc's. Nubs was most content with having his family and friends around for hunting, fishing, playing cards, and/or "socializing".

Nubs wore many hats during his working career; he worked for Schmidt Oil, owned his own dairy farm in Greenleaf, worked for United Grocers, Joe Sanderfoot Construction, and Carl Bowers Construction or anyone else that needed a helping hand.

Nubs was a member of the Freedom Lions, Freedom Pheasant Club stockholder, member of the Freedom Volunteer Fire Department, and Knights of Columbus.

Nubs is survived by his children: Mary (Jim) Vander Bloomen, Marcie Van De Wettering, Joan Van De Wettering, and Patti Van De Wettering; nine grandchildren and their children: Donald Vander Bloomen, David (Calyn) Vander Bloomen and Hazel, Lisa (Justin) Matzke and Hank, BJ Rhode, Rhonda (Darren) Van Gheem, Steve (Abby) Benzschawel and Ryder and Caiden, Michael Schrauth, Ashlee Van De Wettering, and Joe (Jenny) Braun and Cassidy. He is further survived by his brothers: Ken (Lois), Bill "Wimp" (Judy), and Peter "Buck" (Marie); his sisters Jean Fox and Kay (Wayne) La Count; sister-in-law Emmie Van De Wettering; mother of his children Dorothy (Rietz) Wicker; and numerous nieces, nephews, and close friends. Nubs was preceded in death by his parents Peter and Helen Van De Wettering; sons Ron and Mark Van De Wettering; brother Robert; brother-in-law Don Fox, nephew Dan Van De Wettering, and Myrtle Jorstad.

Friends and family may visit on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at RYAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 305 N. Tenth St De Pere with a Prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Thursday, October 24, 2013 after 10:00 a.m. at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Freedom. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. with Fr. Dan Felton presiding. Burial and Military Rites to follow in church cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established. Please visit to send online condolences to Nubs' family.

Nubs' family extends a special thank you to Alpha Senior Concepts and their staff. Also, Hospice Advantage for the care and concern for him.


Funeral Home

Ryan Funeral Home & Crematory
305 North Tenth Street De Pere, WI 54115
(920) 336-3171

Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Oct. 21 to Oct. 22, 2013