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Neil E. Fontaine

Neil E. Fontaine

Neil E. Fontaine, age 64 of Grand Forks, ND, passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at the First Care Living Center in Fosston, MN.

Neil Eugene Fontaine was born on September 9, 1949 in Grand Forks, ND the son of Clarence and Alice (Lane) Fontaine. Neil grew up in Thompson, ND. Neil moved to Grand Forks, ND when his parents died to live with his aunt and uncle, Ed and Gina Fontaine. He then attended school in Grand Forks where he graduated from Central High School. In 1967 he joined the United States Army where he was stationed at Fort Lewis and Fort Gordon Georgia. Neil was then transferred to Korea where he served in the Signal Corp.

On September 5, 1969 he was united in marriage to Suzan Valinski in St. Michaels Catholic Church in Grand Forks. In 1970 he was honorably discharged from the US Army. He worked for C & R Laundry and United Parcel Service from 1976 to 2006.

Family members of Neil included his wife Suzan of Grand Forks, ND; son, Eric (Colleen) Fontaine of Charlottesville, VA; two grandchildren, Caitlyn and Evan and brother-in-law, Bill Johnson of Winona, MS; along with numerous nieces nephews and cousins.

Neil is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Jack Fontaine and Ilene Johnson.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Alzheimers Association

Memorial Service: 10:00 AM on Saturday, July 12, 2014 in St. Michaels Catholic Church, Grand Forks, ND

Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 with a 6:30 PM Prayers Service on Friday, July 11, 2014 in Dahl Funeral Home, 2029 Central Ave. NW, East Grand Forks, MN.

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Arrangements By: Dahl Funeral Home ~ East Grand Forks, Minnesota