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Kevin R. Mennel

April 23, 1965 — November 20, 2022

Kevin R. Mennel, 57, of Indianapolis, passed away suddenly at his residence on Sunday, November 20, 2022. Kevin was born on April 23, 1965, in Indianapolis to the late Richard “Dick” Mennel and Mary Patricia “Patty” (O’Neill) Mennel.


Kevin graduated in the class of 1983 from Perry Meridian High School where he was active in the school’s band. After high school, Kevin graduated from Ivy Tech Community College where he earned his Associate’s degree and went on to become an ASE Certified Mechanic. In 2002 Kevin began one of the most trusted south-side car shops, Kevin’s Auto Repair. He had an abundance of loyal customers and advanced knowledge of his trade.


Kevin was known for going above and beyond to help his customers; he was incredibly generous and always honest. Kevin not only did honest work, but he did it while keeping absolutely everything in his power to make a repair happen. It was simple, Kevin treated others how he wished to be treated. He didn’t just own a repair shop; Kevin had a “community center” where all on the south side felt welcome to drop by no matter what.


When not working at his shop Kevin could be found fishing, taking a winning trip to the casino, or cheering on his Indianapolis Colts. His grandchildren were very important, especially when it came to spoiling them for Christmas. “Pop” never missed any sporting event or school activity his grandchildren had. If you knew Kevin, you knew how much he cared about everyone he encountered. You always knew where you stood with Kevin. A heart of gold with the humblest persona, Kevin will be deeply missed by his family and customers alike. Kevin’s legacy and service to his customers will live on through his family continuing the trusted service he’s provided for many years.


Survivors include his wife, Lisa (Hawn) Mennel; his children, Cory (Krista) Mennel and Mara Mennel; his siblings, David B. (Julie) Mennel and Kathleen H. (Chris) Painchaud; nieces and nephews, Emily Mennel, Patrick (Taylor) Mennel, Nicholas Mennel; and Chloe Painchaud; grandchildren, Keirsten Boylen, Eleanor Mennel, Lucas Boylen, Landon Mennel, Parker Mennel, Colton Mennel, Phoenix Cochran, Piper Mennel, and Skyler Cochran; most trusted friend and coworker, Terry Marra; and a host of friends, extended family members, and loyal customers.


Kevin’s Life Celebration® visitation will be held on Monday, November 28, 2022, from 3:00 to 8:00 PM in the chapel at O’Riley- Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, 6107 South East Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46227. On Tuesday, November 29, 2022, additional visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Morning Prayers will be said at the funeral home prior to the celebration of Mass at 11:30 AM. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at 12:00 PM in St. Mark Catholic Church, 535 East Edgewood Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46227.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital; envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. Following the celebration of Mass, Kevin will be laid to rest near his parents in Calvary Cemetery, Indianapolis.

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Monday, November 28, 2022

3:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

O'Riley - Branson Funeral Service & Crematory

6107 S. East St, Indianapolis, IN 46227

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

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