Daniel Louis Nazario

Daniel Louis Nazario, 37, passed away on October 26, 2023, at his home.

He was born on October 9, 1986 to his parents John and Lolita.

Daniel married Chia Yang Nazario on August 29, 2007, in Las Vegas Nevada.

Daniel is survived by his wife, Chia Yang Nazario; his father, John Nazario; his mother, Lolita Catamisan; and other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by cousin, Jasmine Cairns.

Dan was more than a friend; he was a brother, an essence of kindness and unwavering loyalty. No matter the circumstance, he stood by your side, a true testament to his character.

On the rugby field, he was a force to be reckoned with, a veritable warrior who commanded respect. His resilience and spirit were truly awe-inspiring, qualities that undoubtedly served him well when he later enlisted in the Marines.

Cherished memory from Ben Provot

Brother and Friend of 19 years

The memories we shared with Dan, sometimes affectionately known as Noodles the Cabana Boy, are countless. One vivid recollection takes me back to the rugby pitch, where a small pond in the middle of the field posed an unexpected challenge. In the midst of the chaos, I found Dan, face down in six inches of muddy water, pinned at the bottom of a player pile. I rushed to his aid, pulling him from the muck. I asked, “you good?” Covered in sludge, he flashed a determined grin and replied, “yeah, let’s get ’em.” Dan was always in the fight.

When the time came for Dan to join the Marines, we bid our farewells with well wishes. Yet, three days later, he surprised me with a call to hang out. His enlistment had faced some delays, and he had chosen to keep this to himself, not wanting to burden others with the news. When he finally decided let to other people know, We went to Culver’s house to meet up but I didn’t tell Andy that Dan was with me. A block away from Culver’s house, Dan got out of the car and into my trunk. I told Andy to come out and look at what I found in the road on my way to his house. I opened the trunk and out popped Dan, nearly giving Andy a heart attack in the confusion. The scene stands as a testament to his sense of humor and the unexpected surprises he brought into our lives.

Dan was not just a great friend; he was a cherished companion. I’ll forever treasure the unforgettable concerts, the blood, sweat, and tears shed on the rugby field, his willingness to help with any task, the Wisconsin Dells GBG getaways, basement parties, road trips, and late-night escapades.

Have a beer ready for me when I get there my brother.

Nostalgic Memory from Nickki Mack

A loving friend

When I think back to all of my best memories in high school, every moment involves Dan in some way. He had an infectious laugh, and sense of humor. I can’t remember a time where he wasn’t trying to make everyone laugh or smile. But I think his best trait was being there, no matter what. You’re having a bad day, Dan was there with a joke, or some random thing to say, to get you to laugh and brush whatever was bothering you off. Or if that didn’t work he’d give you a big bear hug until you couldn’t breathe. Dan was the type of friend that if you needed him, he would be right there within minutes, but never ask for anything. When I think of Dan I hear his laugh and see his smile, and that’s exactly how I want to choose to remember him

Loving disposition from Nick Martin

Brother and Friend of 25 years

This is difficult for me just like the rest of you. Finding words is hard even when there is so much to be said about our dear friend.

It’s been pointed out so many times already, but I’ll repeat it because it’s true, Dan loved to laugh, and hearing him laugh was contagious in itself. From sleepovers growing up, to making him laugh during lunch, to getting ourselves in trouble for laughing during classes in school, Dan seemed to always be laughing, unless he was falling asleep.

Dan was never one to ask for help but he was always there to help you when you needed it. He was always down for an adventure or just to chat, whatever the situation, he was down. I even convinced him to go to a country concert with me, if that doesn’t say something about the guy then idk what does. Dan did love music though.

Dan was a hard worker and strived for doing his best at whatever it was he was doing at the time. I swear that man wanted to be every possible thing there was to be in this world. Every week I felt like there was something new he wanted to be, he just wanted to do it all.. One week he wanted to be a Chef, the next he would want to be a mechanic, a welder, a pilot… the list goes on. He had so many different goals and we all supported him no matter the path he chose because that’s what he did for us.

Dan loved being a Marine, though his job and posting may not have been his favorite, he still loved being part of the brotherhood. Dan exemplified the very essence of what it is to be a Marine, Tough, determined, and Always Faithful. We were supposed to go in together, it’s what we wanted, but life threw a wrench in that, but we would later cross paths before my time in was done. I enjoyed the few months of living with Dan and Chia while I was stationed in 29 Palms. The two of you made me feel like family.

Dan was such a humble, loving, and quiet soul. There are so many memories I’ll cherish of our time as friends, and it saddens me to think of the memories we will miss out on down the road. I hope he found what he’s looking for and that he’s no longer in pain.

My former unit has a saying: Never above you, never below you, always beside you.. That’s where Dan is now, always beside us and cheering us all on.

It’s not goodbye, my friend. It’s just until we meet again.

Love the people God gave you, because he will need them back one day

Daniel’s family will greet friends and relatives for the time of visitation from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at Zacherl Funeral Home, 875 E Division St, Fond du Lac.

Military Honors will follow the visitation at 4:00 PM.