Justin E. Mentzer (23) of Maroa

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Published on November 29 2012 2:51 pm

Justin E. Mentzer, 23, of Maroa, Illinois passed away at 8:25 a.m. Monday, November 26, 2012 at a residence in Maroa.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 1 at First Baptist Church, 1320 Arbor Drive, Decatur with Rev. Wayne Mollohan, officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m., Saturday, December 1, until service time at the church. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, December 1 at Neoga Memorial Cemetery of Neoga. Memorials may be made to his wife, Leslie J. Mentzer of 13963 Oakland Ave., Maroa, IL 61756. Swengel-O’Dell Funeral Home of Neoga is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at swengel-odell.com.

Justin was born February 21, 1989, in Shelbyville, the son of Leon R. and Mary Ann (McAllister) Mentzer. Justin was employed at christianstoryteller.com of Decatur and a former member of the Church Bell Choir. Justin married Leslie J.Knope June 22, 2012, in Decatur.
Justin leaves his wife, Leslie Mentzer of Maroa; father, Leon R. Mentzer of Decatur; brother, Joshua A. Mentzer of Decatur and grandmother, Dorothy Mentzer of Lancaster, Penn.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Ann Mentzer, and grandparents, Dean and Jeanette McAllister and Robert Mentzer.