Mario Ortega, 14, of Marshalltown, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. A celebration of Mario's life will be held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19 at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home. A private family burial will follow services. Memorial contributions may be directed in Mario's name to Great Western Bank. For further information or to send a condolence please visit www.mitchellfh.com. The Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Mario and his family.
Mario is survived by his mother Ronda Lovan, of Marshalltown, his father Mario Orteg,a of Morelia, Michocan, Mexico his brothers; Skylee (Jamee) Chal, of Des Moines and Savonny (Starr) Chal, of Des Moines, his sisters; Samiy Plascencia, of Nevada, Serena (Miguel) Reyes, of Grimes and Zeferi Ortega, of Marshalltown, his many nieces and nephew, his grandmothers; Brenda Sanchez, of Marshalltown, and Victoria Ortega, of San Luis Potosi, Mexico.