Alice M. Fontaine

Alice Marie (Skjervem) Fontaine, of Grand Forks, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 20th, 2020 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND, at the age of 90.

Alice was born on January 7th, 1930, in rural Fordville, ND, to Edwin and Melvina (Enerson) Skjervem. She graduated from Dahlen High School in 1948. She attended Aakers School of Business which led her to start her 67 year career with the city of Grand Forks in May of 1949 as a Police Stenographer until 1955. Alice then had a series of secretarial roles from the City Manager to the Auditor’s office before becoming City Clerk in 1980 until her retirement in March of 2017.

Alice was a kind and quiet person. She was a member of United Lutheran Church, enjoyed time with her family and especially loved watching her two favorite boys, Zach and Troy, play baseball.

Alice is survived by her brother Leland Skjervem, sister Evelyn Peterson both of Grand Forks and an abundance of nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents and siblings Orris Skjervem, Elsie Skjervem, Clarine Agre, Edna Johnson, Kenneth Skjervem and Helen Marcks.

Public visitation will be Friday, June 26, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Amundson Funeral Home of Grand Forks. A private funeral service will be held on Saturday followed by interment at Zion Lutheran Cemetery near Dahlen, ND. Arrangements are with Amundson Funeral Home of Grand Forks.

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