WARREN - Israel B. "Izy" Menuez, 40, of Warren, and formerly of Millersburg and Celina, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at his home in Warren.
He was born Dec. 21, 1972, in Warren, and was the son of Duane Schaeffer and Ann Elizabeth Menuez. His mother preceded him in death and his father survives in Warren.
On Aug. 21, 1999, he married Brandy Messner, and she survives.
Israel was a 1991 graduate of West Holmes High School. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved music, his guitar and the annual camping trips he had with his son, Isaiah. Izy had a smile that would light up a room, and he always had a good word to say about everyone.
He is loved and remembered by his adoptive parents, Gene and Vicky Menuez of Millersburg; his father and stepmother, Duane and Holly Schaeffer; his best friend, Brandy Menuez; his son, Isaiah B. Menuez; his family members, Mame (Don) Butler of Bowling Green, Ruth (Lon) Briggs of Arizona, Matt (Dawna) Menuez of Wooster, Mary (Kent) Miller of New Knoxville, Loni Menuez of Millersburg, Gina (Ian) Borton of Michigan, Nate Schaeffer of Florida and Lindsay Schaeffer-Tomlinson of California; and many more family and friends.
Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Gateway Fellowship in Millersburg with Pastor Duane Galbraith officiating. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until the time of the service at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, family asks that donations be made to The Isaiah Menuez College Trust Fund through any Chase Bank location.
"The Lord is the everlasting GOD, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.'' (Isaiah 40:28-31)