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Hank Mendez
September 8, 1930 - June 26, 2024

Natividad (Hank, “Tibby”) Mendez, 93, of Oelwein passed away Wednesday June 26, 2024 at MercyOne Medical Center in Oelwein.  Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 AM on Wednesday July 3, 2024 with Funeral services beginning at 11:00 AM at the Geilenfeld-Buehner Funeral Home in Oelwein.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at Oelwein.  Memorials may be directed to the family for a later designation. 

Natividad Joseph Mendez was born in Oelwein on September 8, 1930 to parents Frank and Juana (Rodriguez) Mendez.  He graduated from Oelwein High School.  Hank was employed as a truck driver with Gateway Freight for over 40 years.

Left to celebrate Hank’s life are his nephews: Tom (Connie) Mendez of Shakopee, MN, Jim (Vickie) Mendez of Oelwein and John (Beth) Mendez of Williamsport, MD; his Niece Annie (John) Langerman of Fayette.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Margarite, his siblings: Vidal Mendez, Augustine Mendez, Bob Mendez and Joseph Mendez. 

Geilenfeld-Buehner Funeral Home

309 1st Avenue NE  |  Oelwein, IA  50662  |  Phone:  319.283.4653

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