August 29, 2012

Frank L. Fontaine

Franklin L. Fontaine, age 89 of Lincoln, died Tuesday, August 28, 2012.  He was born January 24, 1923 in Vermillion, South Dakota to Edward F. and Mary (McDonald) Fontaine.  Frank served in the U.S. Army during WWII.  He was a member of many organizations including American Legion Post #3, Moose Lodge #175, East Lincoln Masonic Lodge #210 and IBEW local 265. 

He is survived by his daughter Karen Kehler and her husband Daniel of Lincoln; Grandchildren and spouses, Larry Poore, Bryce and Tammy Poore all of Lincoln, Alex and Jessie Kehler of Ft. Riley, Kansas.  5 Great grandchildren and 5 great, great grandchildren.  Nieces and Nephews.  Special friend Vernie Upton of Lincoln.  Frank is preceded in death by his wife, LaVeda, son, Larry, his parents and his brother and sister-in-law: Edward and Leona Fontaine.

Funeral services will be held Friday, August 31, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. in Wyuka Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Thursday, August 30, 2012 from 2:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. with the family being present from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.  Interment with military rites will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials may be left to the Wounded Warriors Project.


  1. I cut Frank’s hair in Havelock for many years and so enjoyed Frank and his friend, Vernie. He was witty and kind and an all-around good guy. Have missed seeing him and talking to him. Am so sad to learn of his passing. Sympathies to the whole family.

  2. Sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

  3. I love you so much Frank. I remember the first day I worked, I told everyone that I had a new boyfriend, and it was you. I adored you from the moment I met you. We had our special times when we would sit in your room and sing together. I’ll miss hearing you call me “Dolly Lolly”, but am so happy for you that you are whole again and I know you are smiling away with a cookie and a hot chocolate in your hand. You will be missed.

    Julie aka Dolly Lolly

  4. Kare i am sosorry about your dad, we are out camping and Kathy sent me a text. I will never forget taking Care of him in the hospital or cutting pickles with him at Bryce’s wedding he is so funny. He was such a funny character as well as a good person. Always remember you do not have memories you also have so many treasures of him that will fill your heart on those days you need it. Sondra

  5. I miss you Grandpa. I think of you everyday. Love, Bryce


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