Thursday, May 28th, 2009
Sgt. 1st Class, Brian K. Naseman, 36, died May 22, 2009, while serving with the U.S. Army 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team - 108th Forward Support Company attached to the 2nd Battalion in Iraq.
He was born July 13, 1972, in St. Marys, to Richard Jerome and Diane Lauratine Schmitmeyer Naseman. On March 20, 1999, he married Peggy E. Chmielewski, who survives.
Other survivors are two sons, Cole and Carter, at home; three sisters, Lori Buroker, New Bremen, Sandra (Scott) Wendeln, Fort Loramie, and Christina (Jason) Eilerman, Osgood.
Deceased are his grandparents, Lawrence and Marianna Schmitmeyer and Carl and Hazel Naseman.
He worked on dairy farms during high school and after high school at Crown Equipment and Thieman Stamping, both in New Bremen. He was a 1990 graduate of New Bremen High School and attended Wright State University and The Ohio State University, Columbus, where he pursued a degree in education. Soon after, he began his 20-year career with the Army National Guard. He originally served with the Ohio Army National Guard, before transferring to the Wisconsin Army National Guard. From there he was deployed to Kuwait and Iraq, where he worked as a laborer for Masonry Specialists.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Racine, Wis, the Rev. William J. Dietzler officiating. Burial with full military honors is at West Lawn Memorial Park, Racine.
Calling is 4-9 p.m. Friday at Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory, Racine and 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Brian Naseman Children's Fund c/o Johnson Bank, Racine.