Ian Wiseman
Waltrip Funeral Directors
1415 Campbell Road
Houston, TX
Ian Copelan Wiseman, Sergeant, USMC
4.25.1984 - 9.29.2012
Ian was born in Austin, Texas, and lived most of his life in Houston, graduating from Spring Woods High School in 2002. In 2007, Ian joined the Marine Corps and was stationed at Camp Pendleton. He served in Afghanistan, receiving numerous commendations. Ian qualified for and was accepted into the Marine Special Operations Command and was scheduled to start his training this November.
Ian is survived by his wife, Toni Wiseman; son, Aidan Burke; parents, Ken and Rebecca Wiseman; brother, Sean and sisters, Kristen and McKenna; grandmother, Olga Poulos; uncle, George Poulos; aunts, Carole Wiseman and Anastasia Poulos Logan.
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Published by Houston Chronicle on Oct. 7, 2012.
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RIP Marine..
December 3, 2017
Not day goes by that I dont think about u my friend. I wear your hero bracelet proudly. I will never ever forget u.
July 12, 2013
Ian Wiseman was one of the best marines I've ever had the privilege of serving with both in combat and in garrison. He was a squad-mate mentor and always a friend,above all i will miss you
July 11, 2013
Rebecca Wiseman
March 28, 2013
Rebecca Wiseman
March 28, 2013
Ian was one of my closest friends. I think about him everyday. You raised a great son, I loved him very much. I send my prayers to your family.
January 22, 2013
To the Wisemans, I give you my condolences. You raised a very well rounded son. He was our neighbor and he was loved by all of us, he was fixing one of his bicycles for my son, and that was very sweet. We miss him dearly and I know I can't even imagine what you are going through. I hope God can guide you through this journey. I just wanted you to know he made an impact on our lives, and was very much respected. May he rest in peace, and may you all find peace in life.
Stacey Roth
October 18, 2012
Dear Ken and Rebecca, Anastasia, George and family. We are so sorry for your loss of Ian. Please know our thoughts are with you from Canada.
Love your cousin,
Shelley Flegel and Family
Shelley Flegel
October 11, 2012
Always in our thoughts!
Jamie Padgett
October 11, 2012
He will always live on in our hearts.
Norma Lam
October 10, 2012
Toni - I am so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and hope you will be blessed with the strength you need at this time. Ian will always be watching out for you, when times get tough, he'll be sitting on your right shoulder to comfort you.
Mike & Ginny Ploch
October 10, 2012
OohRah! Rest in peace.
Patrick Krause
October 10, 2012
Dear Wiseman family,

I am so sorry for your loss. I myself did not know Ian personally I knew of him from my son and his 2/4 Echo brothers. They all used the words mentor, friend, protector and respected leader. My son told me a story of a night he thought he might die in Afghanistan and his body was going into hypothermia. Ian was there and took care of him and my son feels saved his life. He will be missed and we will keep your family in our prayers. I know the loss will never go away so I just pray God's peace will fill the void and each day you will remember something special about Ian.

Jeanine Reno
2/4 Family
October 10, 2012
Well loved! We will miss you! In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Jay Montoya
October 10, 2012
u will always be in our Hearts and we will Never forget you.
Tonya Verkade
October 9, 2012
You are missed and loved by many who knew you even if it were for only a minute. You were always strong and inspirational to me. Thank you for being a positive in my life.
Jenn Frame
October 9, 2012
The families of the 2/4 hold your family up in prayer. May Ian rest peacefully in the arms of our precious Lord and savior.
Lanna Friedrich
October 9, 2012
I only met Ian recently here the past few months in California. Everyone he met loved him and had a good time around him. He was kind to everyone and always had positive words to say. You are VERY VERY missed her in Oceanside, Ca my friend. My prayers are with your family. "The righteous are taken away to be spared from evil"
Jamie Padgett
October 9, 2012
My blessing prayer's go to Ian's family he wad a beautiful person and a great friend now he is watching over all whom he loved and came into contact with and being the shinning light in heaven and protector. May your light shine upon all who love and that's loves you rest in peace my friend bless it be. In our father's name

Stacie Belle
October 9, 2012
Please know that all Echo Company families are holding you close in our hearts and in our prayers. Ian was loved and deeply respected by his Brothers. They will continue to honor his memory.
Martha Potts-Bell
October 9, 2012
May Ian rest peacefully in the arms of the angels. We pray that God will grant you comfort.
Tim & JoAnn Sommer
2/4 Family
JoAnn Sommer
October 9, 2012
Words can't even begin to express how saddened I am by your loss. Having known you for a long time, in my mind I can picture a little blond boy, but what an outstanding young man he became. I know how proud you are of Ian, and I will never forget him and the service he provided to our country. Praying for you to find peace and strength. Love always, Beth Hammond
Beth Hammond
October 9, 2012
My prayers go out to Ian's entire family for this terrible loss. Ian was a fine young man and put himself in considerable harm's way in service to this country. Many thanks to him for that and the sacrifice of his family on behalf of all of us. I still see his 12-year old face in my mind's eye, all full of life and mischief along with his best friend, Andy Cullather--my nephew. May God's healing grace wash over you all.
Donna Collum
October 9, 2012
Ian, thank you for everything you gave us, including, but not limited to, your selfless service to our country and your true friendship. You will be missed more than words can say. My prayers and love to your family.
Meghan Pendleton
October 9, 2012

To Ken & Rebecca , You are loved and pray for Gods' comfort for you and your family, God Bless always
Romi & Roslin Gibbs
October 8, 2012
Romi Gibbs
October 8, 2012
I knew Ian as he was good friend of my nephew Tony. As a fellow Marine, I am deeply sorry to see I an die. He was a nice kid when I knew him. I am quite sure he was both a good husband and father. God Bless you Marine and thank you for your service to this great country.
Frank Harvey
October 8, 2012
To the Wiseman family,

My family and I wish we had the words to truly express our sadness and sorrow for your loss. As a parent of a son in the 2/4 family, I know your son's dedication to the Corps and to those under his command. They will never forget him or the skills, abilities, or integrity he freely gave and taught his men. He helped to make them the men that they are today. For that, we say "thank you." We can't begin to express our appreciation for your son's service and commitment.

Our hearts truly ache for you during this time. We can offer our prayers which we will be offering to God on your behalf in the days and months ahead. We will pray that the Lord will lead and guide you moment by moment and day by day with the peace, comfort, and presence that only He can give.

My father and brother were in the Navy. Dad was an avid collector of hymnals. He passed away several years ago from cancer but this past Christmas, my mother gave me a very special Christmas present. It was an Army-Navy chapel hymnal from 1942 that belonged to my Dad. I would like to share with you a prayer from that hymnal.


O God, by whose grace Thy people gain courage in the way of the heroes of faith, we lift our hearts in gratitude for all who have lived valiantly, and for all who have died bravely for truth, liberty, and righteousness. Especially do we thank Thee for the heroes of the common good, who suffered and made trial of bitter sacrifice in achieving the freedom of religious worship and the measure of social, political, and economic liberty we enjoy in this good land. God of our fathers, help us to prize very highly, and to guard very carefully the gifts which their loyalty and devotion have passed onto us. Grant unto us the gift of a living and vigorous faith, that we may be like the heroes: that we may be true as they were true, that we may be loyal as they were loyal, and that we may serve our country and the cause of pure religion all the days of our lives; and grant that we with all those who depart hence in the faith of Thy holy name, may wear at last the victor's crown. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Army-Navy Chapel Hymnal, 1942, #28


I hope this prayer will minister to your family in the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers will be close by.
Dean & Hollie Riley
October 8, 2012
Words can not express our sorrow at the loss of this fine, caring Marine. Our sympathy goes out to Ian's family. This 2/4 family will always remember him in our prayers.
Bob & Angie Kleinfelder
October 8, 2012
To the Wiseman family, I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless and comfort you during these difficult times.
Diana Riis
October 8, 2012
To The Family of Ian Copelan Wiseman, I am truly sorry for your loss and I would like to offer my sincere condolences to your family. May God be of comfort to you during your time of loss, grief and distress and know that God is a fortress for you during your time of distress as Psalms 37:39.

Lorri Mason (Spring, Tx)
October 8, 2012
Dear Rebecca and Family, I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Cheryl (Precella) Ward
October 8, 2012
Thank you for your service soldier. May God comfort your family and friends. God bless.
Thankful citizen
October 7, 2012
Ken, Rebecca, and the Wiseman families,
I am saddened to hear about the loss of Ian. There is no doubt in my mind that he has been welcomed into the arms of the Saviour and into Eternal Life.

Please know that you are in my thoughts and if there is anything Ryan and I can do to help, we're there.
Brittany Humphrey
October 7, 2012
I can only send my love. I'm incredibly sorry for your loss, Toni and family. May God give you all the strength you need.
Melissa Snow
October 7, 2012
Kenny and Rebecca, I pray that God will give you and all of Ian's family strength during this sad time. Remember all of the good and happy times in his life.
Genny Rouse
October 7, 2012
Dear Kenny and Rebecca,
We are so so sad to hear about your loss. We are all praying that the Lord would hold you in His hand and comfort you at this very sad time. Please know that we love you and will keep you and your family in our prayers.
We Love you!
Scott Sheldon
Scott Sheldon
October 7, 2012
With love, honor & respect.
Victoria Rouse-Webb
October 7, 2012
May God bless this wonderful soldier and his family. Thanks for your service.
October 7, 2012
Toni I am so sorry for your tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Mary (Granny) Wright.
October 7, 2012
Dearest Ken and Rebecca, Sean, Kristen and McKenna,
What an amazing life to celebrate! My heart, my love, and my prayers are always with you. Thank God for sending us all of our brave men and women who protect us and most of all Thank God for sending you a wonderful son, to love and cherish until we all see him again one day.
Nancy Blakeney
October 7, 2012
Thank you for keeping America free
George Pelkey
October 7, 2012
Semper Fi Ian! Hand Salute for serving our country!
LArry MUse
October 7, 2012
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