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Richard J. Naseman
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  • New Bremen Emergency Squad
    P.O. Box 133
    214 N. Washington St.
    New Bremen, OH 45869
  • American Legion Post 241
    6458 St. Rt. 66
    New Bremen, OH 45869

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“Diane, Christine, Jason and family - I am sorry to hear of Richard's death. My Sympathies to you all ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Penny Cox - New Knoxville, OH

“Diane and family, So sorry to hear of Dick's passing. He was always such a nice person and always had a smile on his face. My thoughts and prayers...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Lou Ann Lowe - Raleigh, NC

“Sorry to learn of Richard's death. My sincere condolences to the family. Lots of early memories as we were friends and classmates through all 12...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Jerry Westerbeck - Oakton, VA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all.Love you all ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Kim Swisher - Stillwater, OK

“To the Naseman family, so sorry for your loss. I have many great memories of Dick over the years. May God grant you peace in this difficult time and...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Jenny Eilerman - Minster, OH


Of New Bremen, Ohio, died on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 4:05 P.M. at his residence. He was born on March 19, 1940 in Shelby Co. south of Anna, Ohio. He was the son of Carl L. and Hazel E.J. (Trippy) Naseman. On May 9, 1970, he married Diane L. Schmitmeyer who survives in New Bremen. Also surviving are his children; Lori A. Buroker of New Bremen, Sandra D. (Scott) Wendeln of Minster, and Christina J. (Jason) Eilerman of Osgood, OH, and his daughter in law Peggy Naseman of Mt. Pleasant, WI. Also surviving are his 10 grandchildren; Jennifer McGregor, Lisa Silver, Andrea McGregor, David Buroker, Danielle Wendeln, Hannah Wendeln, Alayna Eilerman, Peyton Eilerman, Cole Naseman and Carter Naseman and 3 great grandchildren; Summer Butler, Isabelle Silver and Sierra Silver. Dick is also survived by his brother Maurice L. and Doris Naseman of Botkins, his sister Rosemary (Hill) Gianguzzo of Mesa, AZ, and in laws Sally Naseman of Botkins, Judy and Wayne Krebs of Botkins, Jerry "Tex" Schmitmeyer and Nick "Pickles" Schmitmeyer, both of Anna. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Master Sargent Brian K. Naseman (Line of Duty Taji, Iraq – May 22, 2009), his sisters Margaret A. Naseman and Gladys Pauline Otting, his brothers John J. Naseman and Karl E. Naseman, 2 half sisters, Ruth Perin and Wanda Bartrug, 5 brother in laws, Aloyious Otting, Roy Hill, Delbert Perin, Kenneth Bartrug and James Gianguzzo and his father and mother in law; Lawrence H. and Marianna J. Schmitmeyer.

Dick was a member of the Church of the Holy Redeemer since 1980 after moving to New Bremen from Anna. He was a member of the New Bremen Band Boosters, and had served as Vice President and President of the Booster Club. He was a member of the American Legion Post 241 of New Bremen and the Crown Equipment Corp. 25 year club. He was a 1958 graduate from Anna High School and he served in the U.S. Army from April 1963 until April 1965 during the Vietnam War. He served first with the infantry, stationed at Ft. Lewis, Washington, and then transferred to the 278 Signal Corp. Communications Division, working in teletype and crypto. During this time he served in Alaska, testing the equipment's tolerance to cold temperatures. Dick had worked at Airstream of Jackson Center, Roettger Hardwood of Kettlersville, Provico Feeds in Botkins, the former Argosy Division of Airstream in Versailles and retired from Crown Equipment Corp. of New Bremen in 2005 after 25 years of service. Dick was an avid bowler. He loved to watch Nascar races on television, and had a large collection of Bill Elliot memorabilia. He loved going to the Eldora Speedway every weekend to watch the races, and he was a fan of OSU football, the Cleveland Browns, and the Cincinnati Reds. Over the years he enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren participate in their various activities including track, cross country, baseball, softball, basketball, and other school functions. After his retirement, Dick took a liking of putting together jigsaw puzzles.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen, with Rev. Robert Hadden officiating. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, McCartyville, Ohio with full military honors by the American Legion Post 241 of New Bremen. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, and on Wednesday one hour prior to the Mass at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Bremen Emergency Squad or to the American Legion Post 241 of New Bremen. Condolences to the Naseman family may be left at