2017-09-14 / Obituaries

Russell Fountain


Russell Fountain Russell Fountain Russell Clark Fountain, 69, of DeTour Village, passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017, in Sault Ste. Marie.

He was born June 22, 1948, to Lewis Clark and Leah Mae (nee Seaman) Fountain in Sault Ste. Marie.

Mr. Fountain grew up in DeTour. He was graduated from DeTour High School in 1966. After high school, he worked on the pipeline and in construction before he served in the United States Army, where he was stationed in Turkey. After returning from the service, he worked for the Chippewa County Road Commission.

He married his childhood sweetheart, Charlene Adams, April 15, 1972, at Union Presbyterian Church in DeTour. They had three sons.

Mr. Fountain was a member of the Operating Engineers as a crane operator for many years. He retired in 2013, but often returned to work when help was needed.

He was most often seen around town with his grandchildren or his dogs, usually both. He always had time to visit with friends. He was a person known far and wide for his friendship and kindness, family members said.

He is survived by his wife, Charlene Fountain; three sons and their families, Sean and Trisha Fountain of Dexter, Eric and Jessica Fountain of Sault Ste. Marie, and Ben and Lindsey Fountain of DeTour, and seven grandchildren, Kegan, Deacon, Rachelle, Justin, Leah, Liam, and Lily. He is also survived by three sisters and their families, Ruthann and Joe Hudak of DeTour, Linda and George Rousseau of Belding, and Marlene and Dennis Golovich of Charlevoix; two brothers and their families, Murray and Verna Fountain of DeTour and Bob and Diane Fountain of Owosso, and a brother-in-law, Ray Woods of De- Tour.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Fountain was preceded in death by a sister, Janice Woods.

A memorial service was held Saturday, September 9, at 2 p.m. at Union Presbyterian Church in De- Tour Village. A fellowship dinner followed the service.

The family will hold a private interment at Maple Grove Cemetery in DeTour at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Union Presbyterian Church of DeTour.

R. Galer Funeral Home in Pickford assisted the family with arrangements.

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