On Thursday, Oct 4, 2018, Tucker Christian Menzel passed away in Waverly IA at the age of 19.
Tucker was born to Kim and Janelle Menzel on Sunday Feb 28, 1999 in Allen Hospital of Waterloo, IA. He was taken home to Plainfield, IA to be met by his five very excited older brothers and sisters. He attended church with his family at Open Bible of Waverly. He went to elementary school in Plainfield, then moved to Waverly and completed Middle School and High School at Waverly Shell Rock Schools. He worked for Bartels Home in food service, Burger King, and at Kwik Star.
He was a loving and fun boy, with interests changing over the years: kittens and animals on the farm, Lego, frogs, Lego, origami, more Lego, building with his hands, and playing tennis. While in school, he enjoyed art and computer tech classes, even building his own computer. He was a good cook at home and created delicious meals. He was willing to help friends often as he was able, and had a delightful and dry sense of humor. He liked children and was able to become the “Favorite Uncle”.
His life changed somehow in his Senior year, and he lost hope. He struggled for months, not finding a way to move out of depression. In the end, he chose to end his life to try to become free of his emotional pain and lack of hope.
He is survived by his parents, Kim Menzel of Plainfield and Janelle Menzel of Waverly; his brothers and sisters: Michael (Amber) Jesse of Garner and their children, Caleb Menzel of Waverly, Laura Hannah and daughter of Kansas City MO, Naomi (Mitch ) Reiter of Cedar Falls, and Emma Menzel of Des Moines; his grandparents, Marlin and Cleo Menzel of Waverly , and Arnold Jesse of Manchester; and many Uncles, Aunts, nieces and nephews, and Cousins.
He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Hildegard Jesse, and his Aunt Diana Menzel Wolfe.
A Memorial service is planned for Thurs Oct 11 at 4:00 pm, at Embassy Vineyard Church, located at 319 W Bremer Ave, Waverly, IA.
The family would prefer no flowers or plants. Instead please consider a donation to: Alive and Running Iowa, a suicide prevention and hotline service.
For students or others who might desire counseling or someone to talk with regarding suicide or depression, there will be several pastors available after the fellowship time in the church building. Please come for information for yourself or a friend. Suicide IS preventable.
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