He was born in Fulton Oct. 26, 1946, a son to the late, Gordon A. and Phyllis Dashnau Wettering. He graduated from Fulton High School in 1964 and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he served 26 years until he retired as a master sergeant in 1991.
During that time, he served three Tours of Duty in Vietnam; he was in the communications field which had him and his family stationed throughout the world.
After his retirement from the Air Force, he returned to Fulton and went to work for The Valley News, where he retired as the circulation manager in 2010. He was an active official for many years for several local sports organizations, including leadership roles as the Umpire in Chief for the Fulton Softball Association and the Port City Umpires Association of Oswego.
He was the Head Assignor for the C.N.Y. High School Girls Fastpitch Softball League.
He was also a key member of the C.N.Y. Volleyball Organization.
He was an avid hunter, enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Dorothy Arnold Wettering; three sons, Gordon A. Wettering, Brian T. (Rachel) Wettering, and Mark E. Wettering, all of Fulton; five sisters, Lucy Wettering of Mexico, Michelle Wettering of Fulton, Denise Wettering of Fulton, Mary Wettering of Oswego and Gwen (Charles) Tyrell of Fulton; two brothers, Daniel Wettering of Fulton and Malcolm (Sheryl) Wettering of Fulton; one granddaughter, Katherine Ann Wettering; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held today, Jan. 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton. Funeral services will be held tomorrow, Jan. 31 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Burial, with military honors, will be in the spring at Mount Adnah Cemetery.