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Obituary: Manuel Gabriel Mendez, Columbus

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Manuel Gabriel Mendez, 2 months 9 days old, of Columbus, went to his heavenly home March 8, 2014, at St. Vincent Women’s Hospital, Indianapolis.

Born December 27, 2013, in Indianapolis, he was the beloved infant son of Salatiel “Sal” and Jodi (Findley) Mendez, Jr. He was a baptized member of Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Besides his parents he is survived by his maternal grandparents,Jerry (Peggy) Findley; paternal grandparents, Salatiel (Amalia) Mendez Sr.; his brothers, Mateo Salatiel Mendez, Macario Cruz Mendez, Marquez Tomas Mendez, and twin brother, Marcello Christian Mendez; aunts and uncles, Jesus Antonio Mendez, Amalia (Ryan) Richey, Maurilio (Monica) Mendez, Erica Mendez, Jacob (Stacy) Findley, and Jonathon (Angela) Findley; and cousins, Austin Richey, Tyler Richey, Wini Harris, Palik Findley, and Walter Findley.

He was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Albertha Garza, Antonio Mendez-Rico, Maria De Socorro Sigala, Palmer Ude, Melba Ude Christopher, and Eugene and Betty Findley; and his cousin, Luke Findley.

Funeral services will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church of Seymour on Wednesday, March 12, at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Andrew Currao officiating. Family and friends may call at Voss Chapel on Tuesday from 3 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday at Redeemer Lutheran Church from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. Burial will take place at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery with a Voss Dove release.

Memorials may be written to St. Vincent Women’s Hospital NICU, March of Dimes, or to the donor's choice of charities.

Condolences may be sent to the family through Voss Funeral Service email at

A complete obituary may be viewed on the funeral home Website at

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