John Roper Mendonca
September 30, 1938 - September 8, 2020
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John Roper Mendonca was born on September 30, 1938, in Berkeley, California.  He grew up with his parents, grandmother and older sister in a turreted home that his family built in the hills of Berkeley overlooking the San Francisco Bay.   John’s youth was full of adventures.  He was an Eagle Scout.  He enjoyed camping,…

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Tonya left a message on September 21, 2020:
Thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this time.
Phil and Diane Johnson left a message on September 20, 2020:
Heidi, Phil and I loved your dad. We just found out today that he had passed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We used to see him often, weekly even. We have missed seeing him since his shingles episode, I think it took a lot out of him but know I think of him often and wish we had had an opportunity for one last hug. God Bless, Diane
Jan Heller left a message on September 14, 2020:
My husband and I were married by your dad on April 30, 1966 at Bethany. I remember you as a baby where your mom had you in a large basket at church! What we both recall is your father's caring and kindness when as our pastor, he came out to our house to say a special prayer when my husband was going to Vietnam. You have no idea of how much that meant to us! I never knew any of his background. How interesting and what a wonderful legacy of memories you have to cherish! Our sincere condolences, Jiggs & Jan Heller
Dawn Nystrom left a message on September 13, 2020:
Heidi, So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Ron and Lil Hansche left a message on September 13, 2020:
Many good memories of times spent with John and Dorothy. John was always upbeat and interested in many areas of life. We worked with him at Bethany, visited in Door County and again in Redgranite. A life well done. Sending blessing to the family. The Hansches
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Stumpf Family left a message on September 12, 2020:
Heidi please accept our Sincere condolences on the loss of your father. You have been, for years now, a beacon of care, attentiveness, compassion and light for our daughter. Although we never met your dad, we believe it is a true testament to your upbringing and his influence. Such a loss is never easy so please let us know if we can help your family heal in any way. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.
Stumpf Family left a message on September 12, 2020:
Heidi please accept our Sincere condolences on the loss of your father. You have been, for years now, a beacon of care, attentiveness, compassion and light for our daughter. Although we never met your dad, we believe it is a true testament to your upbringing and his influence. Such a loss is never easy so please let us know if we can help your family heal in any way. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.
Stumpf Family left a message on September 12, 2020:
Heidi please accept our Sincere condolences on the loss of your father. You have been, for years now, a beacon of care, attentiveness, compassion and light for our daughter. Although we never met your dad, we believe it is a true testament to your upbringing and his influence. Such a loss is never easy so please let us know if we can help your family heal in any way. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.
Pamela left a message on September 11, 2020:
I met John as a Pastor at Bethany UCC in Oshkosh. Our family attended Emmanuel, a "sister" church. In 1983 we crossed paths again with John in Idlewild, (Door County) and were fortunate to purchase our cottage from him. This cottage has now become our permanent home, thank you John. Our condolences to your family.
Matt Adams left a message on September 11, 2020:
Heidi, you have been amazing at handling this incredibly difficult time. You honored him, advocated for him, and showed him unconditional love when things were the hardest. I'm sure he is extremely proud of you. Wishing you and your mom, Dan, Nat and Ross peace during this time.
Deborah Cooper left a message on September 11, 2020:
Much love to each of you.
Deborah Cooper left a message on September 11, 2020:
I had the privilege of meeting your dad on the trip Ethan and I took to visit you and at your wedding. He was so welcoming and kind he felt like family!! What a wonderful tribute you have written for him. I know the pain of losing your dad. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers as you mourn this loss.
Judy Coenen-Eichhorn left a message on September 11, 2020:
Heidi and family, I have enjoyed listening to the stories about your dad over the years. I remember the time you said that your kids loved home riding with Grandpa because coming back from Wautoma necessitated two stops for ice cream. Gotta love a man who knows ice cream is a food group of its own. The written tribute to your father was beautiful. What a full and interesting life he lived. May the happy memories continue to comfort you all. With deepest sympathy, Judy Coenen-Eichhorn
Edie Reichard left a message on September 11, 2020:
So sorry for your loss! I have spent a lot of time with John and my dad drinking coffee at McDonald's over the years whenever I would come home. He will be greatly missed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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