Juan Jose Mendez, 85
Juan Jose Mendez, 85, passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at the Mitchell Care Center. A rosary will be held on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 5:30 PM at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Mitchell. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00AM on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Mitchell with celebrant Father Phil Flott officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place at Jolliffe Funeral Home in Scottsbluff. Memorial contributions can be made to the family. Jones Mortuary in Mitchell is in charge of arrangements. Juan's obituary may be viewed and online condolences left at www.jones-mortuary.com.
Juan Jose Mendez was born on December 16, 1926 in Zacatecas, Mexico to Apolonio and Maria (Rodriguez) Mendez.
He lived in Mexico until his 20's moving to the United States for work. He lived in California, Illinois, and Washington before settling down in Nebraska. He worked on farms during the summer and campaign at the sugar factory in Mitchell and Scottsbluff and he retired from there.
He was respected and loved by family, friends and employers. He loved being around family members, working and traveling back to Mexico.
He was preceded in death by his Mother, Father, son, Alberto, and brothers & sisters and other relatives.
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