Ortega Mohamed of Kimball died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Waite Park as a result of suicide after a battle with depression. He was 23.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Kimball Christian Church in Kimball with Pastor Joe Druga officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday, and from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, both at the church. Attendees are requested to wear Superman or super-hero clothing.
Ortega Sadik Mohamed was born July 8, 1996, in Kakuma, Kenya. He was adopted by Jim and Terry (Erpelding) Frilstad on May 19, 2014. He graduated from Kimball Area High School with the Class of 2016. While in school, he was on the football and basketball teams, and participated in speech and the one-act play. Ortega worked at Casey’s in Kimball, and he had a smile for everyone who entered the door. Ortega enjoyed music, dancing, playing video games, comics, animé, and card tricks. He loved to be with people and to hang out with friends. Ortega had a kind heart, and he saw life as a celebration that he wanted to share with others.
Ortega is survived by his parents Jim and Terry Frilstad of Kimball; brothers and sisters Josh Frilstad of Maplewood, Becki (and Jim) Bystrom of Monticello, Scott Golla of St. Cloud, Steven (and Devon) Golla of Kimball, Donnie Frilstad of Kimball, and Adam Frilstad of Kimball; nieces and nephews Stephanie, Emily Rose, Syren, Eliot, Josh Jr., and Sophia; grandma Mary Louise Mills; and many aunts, uncles, and friends.
Memorials are preferred to Kimball Christian Church Student Ministries. Casket bearers will be Josh, Adam and Donnie Frilstad, Scott and Steve Golla, and Jim Bystrom. Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services in Kimball.