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Simon J. Mendez, Sr.

1973 - 2021



Simon J. Mendez, Sr., age 48, passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at Munster Community Hospital. He is survived by his wife Raquel (nee Cantu) and loving children: Simon, Jr. (Valerie) Mendez, Jessica, Christopher and Samuel Herrera; loving grandchildren: Bella, Simon, III, Juliet and Ezekiel; loving parents, Miguel and Juanita Mendez; brothers: Miguel, Jr. (Yvonne), Armando (April), Sergio and Saul (Angie) Mendez; sisters: Lourdes (Martin) Pacheco, Rosa (Glen) Dyke and Sylvia (Joseph) Fish; brother-in-law, Sergio Cantu; godchildren: Sarah and Saul and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, family and friends. Preceded in passing by his loving son, Nicholas Mendez.

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at St Joseph Catholic Church, 5310 Hohman Avenue, Hammond, IN with Fr. Theodore Mens, officiating. At Rest, St John-St Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Hammond, Indiana. Friends may visit with the Family on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 from 4:00-8:00 P.M. with Prayer Service at 6:30 P.M. at Solan-Pruzin Funeral Home, 14 Kennedy Avenue, Schererville, Indiana. Friends may also visit at the Church on Thursday morning from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m.

Simon was an employee of Cleveland-Cliffs Steel Company with over 27 years of service. He was a longtime member of St Joseph Church, Hammond, IN. He was an avid sports fan and wore many hats, including the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Bears. His biggest joy in life was his family and being with his grandchildren. He loved life, lived it to the fullest and will be sorely missed by his loving family and friends.

Arrangements entrusted to Oleska-Pastrick Funeral Home, East Chicago, Indiana. 

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In our prayers Cris Perez and Family

July 12, 2021 1:46 PM

With loving memories of Simon.Prayers and hugs to the family. From your friends in Texas.
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Laurie and Erik

July 14, 2021 11:38 AM

The Garcia and Arroyo families, (Key and Lala), send our deepest condolences to the family during this sad time. May Simon Rest in Peace and may his memories live on with us all.
Laurie and Erik

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July 14, 2021 8:34 AM

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Juanita Meraz

July 13, 2021 11:32 PM

Miguel Juanita Mendez & Family
We are sorry for your loss ! Keeping you in our prayers and thoughts!
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Maria Dominguez

July 13, 2021 9:30 PM

Last time we spoke you came up to my table at Raquels 50th and we joked around,  I loved your costume and I hope you got to see our pics, I can still hear your laughter and you jiving on one of us or a memory of something stupid someone did..the story of how I beat up sauly 😂😂😂 there's no words that can expresar my pain and sadness I feel. I still can't believe it, thanks for all the laughs, the hugs.  A toast to the stories we never got to share will be my regret. You were a fine man and you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Take care of Nicholas, and watch over us up there. Give a big hug to my Dad. Love you Always BEBE. AKA CHA CHA.

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