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Payne Church of the Nazarene
Monday March 15th, 2021
2:00pm - 4:00pm

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First Baptist Church of Antwerp
Monday March 15th, 2021
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First Baptist Church of Antwerp
Tuesday March 16th, 2021
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First Baptist Church of Antwerp
Tuesday March 16th, 2021

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Nick Mendez

Nicholas Mendez, 83, of Cecil, OH, passed away at home on Thursday, March 11, 2021.

Nick was born in Grant County, Indiana on July 21, 1937, a son of the late Andrea (Martinez) and Jose Mendez.

He worked at General Motors in Defiance, but will always be remembered for his unmatched skills as a plasterer.  Nick was devoted to his family and his church.

Nick will be sadly missed by his children:  Lennie (Susie) Holdcraft, Bucyrus, OH, Tom (Carol) Oberlander, Bucyrus, OH, Nicholas ll (Victoria) Mendez Antwerp, OH, Edward (Elizabeth) Mendez, Hicksville, OH, Daniel (Kim) Mendez, Grandview, TX, Melody (Gary) Engel, Sherwood, OH, Teresa (John) Mosier, Antwerp, Judy (Dean) Husted, Hicksville, OH, Trish (Jake) Schooley, Hicksville, OH, Candis Mendez, Hicksville, OH; siblings, Michael, Fort Wayne, Mary Fry, Defiance, Ami Dunderman, Antwerp, Joe, Zion, IL & David, Ney, OH; 32 grandkids and 52 great grandkids.

He was preceded in death by his wife Nancy (Griggs) and siblings,Theodore, Chris & Raymond Mendez, Maryann Reyes, Joann Rodriguez, Connie Thiel, Eleanor Estep, Tona Palacios.

Viewing is at the First Baptist Church of Antwerp, 5482 County Rd 424, Antwerp on Monday, March 15, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm.

Funeral Service is Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 10:30 am at the church, with viewing from 9:30 to 10:15 am

Nose and mouth covering masks are required to participate in Nick's viewing and service.

He will be laid to rest at Maumee Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to First Baptist Church, 5482 County Rd 424, Antwerp, OH 45813

Fond memories may be shared at dooleyfuneralhome.com

Flowers and other tributes may be delivered to the church fellowship hall on Monday from 9 am to NOON.

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Nick Mendez, please visit our flower store.


Thank you Jim, this just brought tears flowing

Judy Husted Mar 25 2021 12:00 AM

I worked with Nick for many years in the core room at the foundry. He was one of the best workers and a great repairman on our machines.
I knew Nick did plaster work and even stopped to see the work he was doing on a house once. I met Nick several times at various places and always enjoyed talking to him and catching up with him. I was always amazed with how long he continued plastering. Every time I have any plaster repairs around the house, I think of Nick and wonder how he's doing. Within the last few years, I've lost both my parents do I know his loss will be hard to recover from. But as others have said, I'm sure Nick has gained his heavenly reward.
Peace to his entire family.

Peabody Randy Mar 15 2021 12:00 AM

so sorry to hear about your loss.. God's Blessings to Teresa and family during this time of grief....Peace be with you all.

Deb Baumert Mar 14 2021 12:00 AM

To Amy Dunderma and all of his children, I want to offer you my condolences. You father left a legacy in Antwerp. Lynn Luchty, just the other day was reminscing about how much your father. Grandfather and gray grandfather bhas done in Antwerp. Remember he is always in your heart. God Bless each and everyone. Lynn Lichty, also adds his condolences .

Sandra Temple Mar 14 2021 12:00 AM

You have our deepest sympathy May God grant comfort as You grieve and then His peace.

Randy & Cindy Bell Mar 13 2021 12:00 AM

To the entire Nick Mendez family......In addition to my previous 'tribute post', that said much about what I thought of your Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and Brother, I completely forgot to extend my sincere sympathy to all of you. We all realized that Nick was not well these last few years but like me, you were probably hoping that he would defy all odds and return to his energetic and enthusiastic self but it just didn't happen. The last couple of times we spoke, he just wasn't the Nick of years prior. He's now at rest and while very sad, I'm also very happy for him as I have no doubt that he is with our Heavenly Father.

May God comfort all of you and may He give you the strength to move through this difficult time. I have no doubt that he, like the Lord, will be closer to us in spirit than we could ever imagine.

Jim Hooker Mar 13 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Nick Mendez

connie ann mendez Mar 13 2021 12:00 AM

Melody, Teresa , Judy and family. You have our sympathy. Know that he is in heaven and with your mom. Prayers to help you get through this difficult time. Tim and Julie Barker

Julie Barker Mar 13 2021 12:00 AM

We're very sorry to hear of the death of your father, Ed, and Judy. We will pray that you and all of his family are blessed with comfort and peace.

Terry and Sharon Brown Mar 12 2021 12:00 AM

always had a lot of fun with nick. we played a lot of cards at the station. he never new a stranger. prayers for the family rex

rex edward shaner Mar 12 2021 12:00 AM

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