Benito Ortiz Jr.

Benito Ortiz Jr., 30, of Perry, passed away on Nov. 6 at his home in Perry.

A memorial service in his honor will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care in Perry. Everyone is required to wear face coverings and practice social distancing while attending the service. 

Memorials will be given to his family and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care.

Online condolences may be sent at

Benito Ortiz Jr. was born on Aug. 8, 1990, in Berwyn, Ill., to Benito and Dolores (Gentry) Ortiz Sr. He graduated from East Greene High School. He was employed at Tyson Foods in Perry.

Benito collected Pokemon, was the king of useless facts and made people laugh with his corny jokes. He played football all four years of high school and was involved in Video Club.

He loved to spend time with his daughter, Emaleigh, taking her swimming, to the park and on many adventures.

Left to cherish Benito’s memory are his parents, Benito Sr. and Dolores; daughter Emaleigh Allyn Ortiz; grandmother Mary Pongracz; siblings Maria Hernandez, Andrea Hernandez, Carla Hernandez and Candice Ortiz; nieces and nephews Alexis Bumgardner, Douglas Bumgardner, Nayana Broc, Breanna Brock, Delrico Brock, Madianna Bell, Pedro Ortega, Gabriela Ortega, Jeffery Reiman, Jason Reiman, Shiley Reiman, Raven Osborne, Elijah Osborne, Luna Bermudez, Erica Holloway, Madisol Hernandez and Matea Hernandez; great-nieces and nephews Louis Maldonaldo, Jahseh Ozuna, Adelina Ortega, Luciana Ortega; and his best friends Hiram Black, Marcus Cannon, Tyree Felton and Adam Monroe. Also, many aunts and uncles from Illinois and Michigan.

Contact Us

Jefferson Bee & Herald
Address: 200 N. Wilson St.
Jefferson, IA 50129

Phone:(515) 386-4161