Luis Rene Ortega Mendoza, age 45, passed away on Christmas day due to a seizure.\n\nLuis is Survived by his daughters, Gabriela Ortega, Claudia Ortega, Taya Utterback, only granddaughter, Laelanni Ortega, sisters Leticia Garcia, Laura Ortega Mendoza, Juana Ortega Mendoza, brother Gabriel Ortega Mendoza, and extended family. He is predeceased by mother and father Juan and Lilia Ortega Mendoza.\n\nLuis was born and raised into carpentry which became his lifelong passion. He worked for a few companies and then became self-employed doing odd jobs. Aside from working he loved to spend his free time with his daughters and granddaughter. He had a great sense of humor and he could always put a smile on your face. He also enjoyed listening to his favorite music and collecting a plethora of shoes. Luis was always there to help his friends and family with household projects and anything else people needed him for. He truly was a wonderful father, friend, and brother. He will never be forgotten.\n\nA Time of Remembrance will be held on Monday, January 6, 2020 from 1-5 p.m., at Sinnott Funeral Home in Ottumwa. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be left for the family at sinnottfuneralhome.com.