Specialist Kyle Matthew Hemauer, age 21 of Chilton died on May 23, 2005 in Zabul, Afghanistan while serving his country with the 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division, Virginia Army National Guard, of Manassas, VA. He was born February 4, 1984 in Fond du Lac, WI son of Andy & Anne (Schmitz) Hemauer. Kyle attended Chilton Catholic School and graduated from Chilton High School in 2002 where he was active in Tennis, and Football. He was currently attending the Apprenticeship School at Newport News where he also played football. Kyle was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chilton, and the Army National Guard. This “”gentle giant”” was a humble man with a warm smile and a big heart who loved his family and was equally loved by them. He is survived by his parents: Andy & Anne of Chilton; maternal grandfather: Alvin Schmitz of Johnsburg; and 2 brothers: Brad & Lucas Hemauer of Chilton. Kyle is further survived by Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother: Martina Schmitz; paternal grandparents: Gilbert & Veronica Hemauer; and an infant brother: Nathan Hemauer. Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM on Thursday June 2, 2005 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chilton. Burial will follow with military rites at the Parish Cemetery. Friends may call at Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton from 3 – 8:00 PM on Wednesday June 1, 2005 and on Thursday at the funeral home from 8 – 9:00 AM when family prayers will be held. A memorial fund has been established in the name of Specialist Kyle Matthew Hemauer. Kyle believed what he was doing, serving his country, was what was best for the continued safety and protection of the people he loved so dearly: his family, friends and fellow countrymen. “”Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends””. Kyle Matthew Hemauer is our hero and he will truly be missed.
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