Mario Boone, 1981-2016

Published 10:43 am Monday, September 19, 2016

Memorial services for Mario Boone of Albert Lea, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Theodore Catholic Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. Russell Scepaniak will officiate.

Friends are encouraged to join the family in a celebration of life from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Bonnerup Funeral Service, and one hour before the service at the church.

Mario Boone

Mario Boone

Mario died on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, as a result of complications from a cardiac arrest he suffered on Aug. 27, 2016. He was 35.

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He was born Jan. 16, 1981, in Albert Lea, raised by Michael Boone and Michelle Jardine. He enjoyed playing baseball and hockey while he attended Albert Lea Schools.

Mario’s tender heart enabled him to be a tremendous caregiver.  Providing comfort and care to his great grandmother, niece, Myah, and many children along the way. He enjoyed holidays and special occasions with family. His greatest treasure was his niece, Myah. Mario could light up a room; his laughs were contagious.

Mario loved hanging out with friends, was an avid Vikings fan and WWE wrestling fan. He loved horror movies and enjoyed dressing up as Freddy Krueger every Halloween.

He will be missed by his mother, Michelle (Jim) Jardine; father, Michael Boone; sistersMarissa and MaKenzie Boone; niece, Myah Boone; and grandmother, Cheryl Brech, all of Albert Lea; aunts and uncles Kayce (Butch) Elwood of Buffalo Center, Iowa, Stephanie Dupont of Lake Mills, Iowa, Vickie (Bruce) Spilde of Freeborn, Kathy (Larry) Anderson of Albert Lea, Georgiann (Ken) Quinn of Hayward; birth father Emilio Martinez of Phoenix; and and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents Joseph and Carmen Dupont; grandparents Mary Louise Boone and Steven Dupont; uncle, Jimmy Betsinger; and aunt, Joanne Dupont.