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Lee H. Mentel

Lee H. Mentel, 83, of Red Bud, IL, died October 15, 2017, in Red Bud, IL. He was born September 3, 1934, in Chicago, IL.

He is survived by his wife Alice E. Mentel (nee Weidemann); daughters Laura A. (Charles) Miller, Susan E. (James) Prader, Patricia L. (James) Wittenauer, & Teresa M. (Jarrod) Fahey; grandchildren Abby Kohnz, Justine Hennrich, Davin Kohnz, Kyle Prader, Jordan Fahey, Claire Wittenauer, Mitchell Kohnz, Lauren Prader, & Lee Wittenauer; great grandchildren Belle Hennrich, Ellie Fahey, & Crosby Hennrich; sister Patricia A. Buncher; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.

Lee is preceded in death by his son Stephen Lee Mentel; parents Lee J. & Magdalene K. "Helene" (nee Schaff) Mentel; father-in-law & mother-in-law Alvin & Esther (nee Berthold) Weidemann; and brother-in-law Roy Buncher.

He is a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church - Red Bud, US Army Veteran, and retired machinist from Ameren.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Leukemia Society
American Cancer Society
or St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

4 PM to 8 PM Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Quernheim Funeral Home
9 AM until 10:00 AM Thursday Quernheim Funeral Home

Funeral Mass:
11 AM Thursday, October 19, 2017 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Red Bud, IL
Msgr. Dennis Schaefer officiating
Interment at SS Peter & Paul Cemetery in Waterloo, IL

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Dear Mentel family, may God give you strength, as we look forward to the resurrection of our loved ones (John 5:28,29; Acts 24:15).

Mercy R. Oct 19 2017 12:00 AM

Im so sorry to hear of Lees passing! My heart goes out to you Alice and family. I will miss seeing and talking with him in the Dental office. He was such a genuine kind soul.

Tracy Cicardi Oct 19 2017 12:00 AM

May you know peace and comfort uncle lee is safe in my dads arms. Forever family.. forever friends

Ellen and Joseph mcgee Oct 18 2017 12:00 AM

I will miss uncle lee I had fun playing uno with him. He was nice and my friend. Hes with grandpa and God I love him

Joseph mcgee Oct 18 2017 12:00 AM

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A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent on October 17, 2017

With deepest sympathy and hoping that fond memories will help ease the pain of your loss - Kathy and Phil Barney

Expression of Sympathy Oct 17 2017 12:00 AM

Please accept my deepest sympathies over the loss of Lee. Please know that the pain and loss you're experiencing will soon pass and be replaced with wonderful memories. The comfort from the scriptures can help during this difficult time. John 5:28,29 'the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life.' Knowing that we can see our loved ones again in a future paradise earth can give us hope and strength to carry on. Dave

dave Oct 17 2017 12:00 AM

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Terri,Jarrod and family-our thoughts are with you. Love, Jim, Vicki and Tim Walsh

Expression of Sympathy Oct 17 2017 12:00 AM

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A BASKET GARDEN was ordered on October 17, 2017

Expression of Sympathy Oct 17 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of lees passing. Please accept my sympathy. I love you

Jean lindhorst Oct 16 2017 12:00 AM