Cpl. Nathan Brock Carse


First Posted: 2/15/2011

HARRODCpl. Nathan Brock Carse, 32, of White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, formerly of Harrod, died Feb. 8, 2011, in the line of duty while serving in Afghanistan.He was born Nov. 27, 1978, in Lima to Charles M. and Janis Hays Carse. His father preceded him in death. His mother survives in Harrod.Cpl. Carse was serving in the Army as a team leader with the 176th Brigade, 2nd Engineers Battalion, 595th Sapper Company, 1st Platoon. He was a graduate of Allen East High School, Lafayette, where he loved being active in football, baseball, weight lifting and singing in school musicals. He received his bachelor's degree in biology/environmental science from Capital University, Columbus, where he was a four-year letter winner on the football team. He the worked for Great Lakes Environmental Consultants, Columbus. He moved to Louisiana, where he received his master's degree in civil engineering/environmental science from Louisiana State University. He played rugby, which became his favorite sport at that time. He then worked at All South Engineering Consultants, which involved managing the reconstruction of levies and sewer systems in Louisiana. He fulfilled a long desire to serve his country when he joined the Army and was a combat engineer.He will forever be remembered as a loving son, brother, uncle and friend. Besides sports, he loved hunting, raising animals, dancing and construction projects. His laugh was contagious and he was a friend to all. Survivors also include two sisters, Megan (Matthew) Brown, of Ada, and Kristin (Sgt. Jacob) Purdy, of Miliani, Hawaii; four nephews, Jackson Brown, Aidin Brown, Collin Brown and Bryce Purdy; his girlfriend, Geri Sanchez, of White Sands, N.M.; maternal grandmother, Beulah Hays, of Ada; five uncles, Bruce (Mindy) Hays, of Celina, Donald (Peggy) Hays, of West Mansfield, Bradley (Debra) Hays, of Ada, Rex (Bonnie) Hays, of Spencerport, N.Y., and Richard (Arlene) Carse, of New Braunfels, Texas; and several cousins.He was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Ralph Hays; and paternal grandparents, Richard M. and Lucille D. Carse.Services will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at Crossroads Church of God, Lima. Pastor Jonathon Hanover will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada, with military rites.Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church.Memorial contributions may be made to the Nathan B. Carse Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Allen East High School, Attention: Rhonda Zimmerly, 9105 Harding Highway, Harrod, OH 45850.Condolences may be sent to hansonneely@wcoil.com.Arrangements are by Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada.

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