Sgt. Daniel Alexander Frazier / Jan. 9, 1984-Nov. 19, 2009Published 9:53am Wednesday, November 25, 2009
NILES – Army Sgt. Daniel Alexander Frazier, 25, was tragically killed on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009, in the Afghanistan Province of Zabul during his second tour of duty with the U.S. Army.
Daniel was stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., and formerly of Niles and St. Joseph.
Daniel was born on Jan. 9, 1984, in Berrien Springs.
He graduated from St. Joseph High School in 2003.
A simple and quiet man, he enjoyed playing his Xbox 360, eating at Burger King and mud bogging in his 4×4 Dodge.
Daniel enlisted in the Army at the age of 22.
He was very close to his family and always looked out for others.
In 2006, Daniel enlisted in the Army and, like his brother, dedicated himself to service.
He was a “big brother” to many of his fellow soldiers and listened to them as he helped with anything possible.
Rather than being concerned with himself, Daniel was always giving to his fellow soldiers serving along side him.
When home, he enjoyed spending time with his family; Daniel was a wonderful uncle and especially enjoyed his nieces and nephews.
He was a man of sound character and loved his family. Daniel had an infectious smile about him that always put others at ease. To say he will be missed is an understatement.
On March 21, 2009, Daniel wed the love of his life, Brittany Lea Jenson at a ceremony in Kernersville, N.C.
While the two hadn’t known each other long, in the grand scheme of life, they both knew they had the type of love that is once in a life time.
As a couple the two shared a strong passion and mutual respect for one another.
He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Bruce Frazier, and maternal grandfather, Allen Beebe.
Daniel is survived by: his wife, Brittany Frazier of Fayetteville, N.C.; his father, David (Sheri) Frazier of Niles; mother, Roxana (William) Walter of Pace, Fla.; paternal grandmother, Geraldine Frazier of Watervliet; maternal grandmother, Donna Beebe of Coloma; siblings, Jessica (David) Marquardt of St. Joseph, David (Amanda) Frazier of Colon, Marie (Cory) Culver of Huntsville, Ala., Amanda (Mike) McLain of Goshen, Ind., Lauren (Kevin) Lamb of Elkhart, Ind., David Walter of Benton Harbor and many special nieces and nephews.
Daniel has always been a hero to his parents and siblings, from the birth of his nephews and nieces, “Uncle Dan” was a hero.
To Brittney, Daniel was her romantic hero, who swept her off her feet and now our community will gather to honor Our Hero Sgt. Daniel Frazier, giving the ultimate sacrifice during Operation Enduring Freedom.
A time of visitation will be held on Sunday, Nov. 29, at Brown Funeral Home, 521 E. Main St., Niles from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a celebration to honor Daniel’s life on Monday, Nov. 30, at 11 a.m. at the Michiana Christian Embassy, 1922 E. Main St., Niles.
Pastor Jerry Solis of Three Rivers will be officiating.
Daniel will be laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.
Gifts of sympathy may be made in Daniel’s honor and memory to any local VFW.