Funeral services will be held for Ruben “Rooster” Mendoza Sr., 64, of Lawrence on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence, Ks. He passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2018.
Ruben was born to parents Manuel and Mary Angela (Jaimez) Mendoza on March 12, 1953 in Lawrence, Ks. He was number 8 of 15 children. He loved fishing, billiards, and KU basketball.
Ruben is survived by his five children, daughters, Melinda Mendoza, Robyn Mendoza, and Jade Mendoza; and sons, Ruben Mendoza and Ryan Mendoza; his 14 siblings, which include ten sisters, and four brothers; six grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents Manuel and Mary; and brothers Antonio and Robert.
A viewing of the body will be available to family and friends at Warren-McElwain Mortuary on Thursday, March 8 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
The family is grateful for condolences and will be accepting donations. Memorial Contributions may be made in Ruben’s name to Warren-McElwain Mortuary to cover the cost of funeral expenses. For more information or to post a condolence go to warrenmcelwain.com.
The funeral service is dress down but the family asks that those attending wear KU attire or colors.