Funeral services set for Scott Semmelmann, sprint car racer killed at Beaver Dam Raceway

BROOKFIELD (WITI) -- Funeral services have been set for 47-year-old Scott Semmelmann, an experienced sprint car driver from Brookfield who was killed last weekend in a crash at the Beaver Dam Raceway -- as drivers took part in warm up laps. Police say when driving around the third corner, the sprint car Semmelmann was driving violently flipped and then crashed into the concrete wall -- killing him.

A visitation is scheduled for Thursday, September 25th from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Becker Ritter Funeral Home on W. North Avenue in Brookfield.

A funeral service will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Scott Semmelmann's obituary information is as follows:

Age 47, Raced to Heaven on Saturday, September 20, 2014. Beloved son of Sue Ann (the late Chuck) Semmelmann. Loving husband and best friend of Jeri (Nee Busalacchi). Proud and loving Dad of Austen, Carley and Dillon. Dear brother of Brian (Laura), Heidi (Mark) Doyle and Todd Semmelmann. Awesome uncle of Sabrina (Jason), Shelby, Cassidy, Lexi, Charli and Colton. Beloved son-in-law of Marlene (the late Tom) Busalacchi. Best friend of the late Michael Straube. Scott is further survived by many relatives and friends.

Scott was a longtime automotive technician for the Russ Darrow Automotive Group.

Visitation will be at the Funeral Home on Thursday, September 25th from 4 PM until the time of service at 7:30 PM. Final rest will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Scott Semmelmann Memorial Fund.

CLICK HERE to make a donation to the Scott Semmelmann Memorial Fund.

Members of the local racing community came together Wednesday evening, September 24th to celebrate Semmelmann's life. The event at the Mineshaft in Hartford was set up weeks ago to honor the Beaver Dam Raceway champions, but its organizers decided to use the gathering to help Semmelmann's family as well.

Semmelmann's brother talked with FOX6 News about what a humble, loving man his brother was.

"My brother was an awesome guy. I mean, that's the other reason I am standing in front of a microphone because I know how awesome he was and I'm glad that he touched enough people or enough people that he touched spread the word," Brian Semmelmann said.

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