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. oleskapastrickfh.com