31 October , 1958 – 24 September , 2019
Donald Herbert Fontaine, age 60, died on September 24th, 2019 after a three year cancer battle. Don grew up in St. Paul, MN and resided there for the past 4 decades, where he raised his family with his wife, Dawn. He most enjoyed being outside, hunting, fishing, watching Minnesota sports and was a skilled craftsman, who always had a project (or seven) in the works. His grandkids lit up his world and he loved to spend time with each one. Preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, Dawn Fontaine, his Grandma Gen, and Uncle Rich. He is survived by his parents, George & Mary Fontaine, his daughter Kim, son Tony, daughter-in-law Leah, and 5 grandchildren: Wyatt, Isaac, Ezra, Miriam and Naomi. He is additionally survived by his sister Julie (Jim), sister Kathy (Andy), their families, and his in-laws, the Tutt's. Visitation Thursday, Oct 3rd from 10:00am until the service at 11:00am at First Evangelical Free Church, 2696 Hazelwood St, Maplewood. In lieu of flowers or money, please donate to your favorite charity.
- Memorial Service Thursday, 3 October , 2019
2 October 2019
I just wanted to say how very sorry both Roger and I are Mary and George. You also Kathy. It must have been a hard road these past few years. Our thoughts are with you all.
30 September 2019
I really enjoyed many great times with Don. At family gatherings we often had time to sit and talk. It was great to catch up on our lives and family. Some of the most special times were during our annual deer hunts. Don really came alive as he enjoyed the outdoors. I was always glad when the deer would run his way because he was a great shot and would usually put some meat in my freezer. I admired the way he fought his battle with cancer with such courage and a great attitude. I will miss him so much!