Jason Anthony Kusmiez, age 29 years of Niles, Michigan died unexpectedly at 1:37 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Indiana following a brief illness.
He was born on April 25, 1989 in South Bend to Ronald E. and Donna L. (Marsiliano) Kusmiez, Sr. He was graduated from Brandywine High School, and earned an Associate’s degree from Southwestern Michigan College. He had been employed as a manager at Advance Auto Parts, and had also been employed at Bentzer, Inc. in Edwardsburg, Michigan.
Jason enjoyed traveling, including Puerto Rico, and international destinations such as Mexico, and England. He appreciated good chefs and great food, and visiting restaurants with friends. He has been active in the video gaming community since it started, visited amusement theme parks for the thrill of the roller coaster rides, and more recently he had participated in kayaking – as always – with friends and family.
Surviving family includes his mother, Donna (& stepfather, Ramen Calendar) Kusmiez of Niles; his siblings, Ronald Kusmiez, Jr., Matthew Kusmiez, and Christine Kusmiez, all of Niles; his nieces and nephews, Raelynn Bestle, Remi Friske, Cali Kusmiez, and Makenzie Webb; cousins, Gina (& Johnathon) Parker and her daughter Violet Parker, Ofilia Marsiliano and her son, Giovoni Marsiliano, and Jessica Kolakowski; many aunts, uncles, extended family members, and a wonderful circle of great friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ron Kusmiez, Sr.
The funeral service for Jason Kusmiez will be at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 13, 2018 at the Halbritter-Wickens Funeral Home, 615 East Main Street in Niles with Pastor Mark Youngberg of First Baptist Church of Niles officiating. The family will receive relatives and friends beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.