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Jeff Fonteyn

Photo of Jeff Fonteyn

Submitted by Kelly Lingbeek, sister

Jeff was an avid outdoorsman! From big fish, to big bear, to big deer! Jeff’s goal was to dark house spear 100 pounds of fish in a single season. The weekend before he died, Jeff and his brother met their goal!

Jeff was a logger by trade. Big machines and lots of power! Jeff died tragically doing what he loved. When asked what phrase best described Jeff, his family said, “He lived life wide open.”

Jeff loved his nephews and nieces, and they loved their uncle Jeff! Life has not been the same since Jeff left this world. Even though we miss him every day, we know that one day we will all be together again.