John George Fountas passed away Jan. 10, 2012. He was 59 years old.
John was born to George and Barbara Fountas in Mason City, Iowa on May 2, 1952. He spent his childhood in Clear Lake and graduated from Newman High School.
John married Julia in 1983. He proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1971 through 1972 in Vietnam. He enjoyed cars, and fishing with his two Shih Tzu’s, Lady and Susie. He was employed through the years at Clear Lake Bakery, Lehigh Portland Cement, Garfield District 16, and Rocky Mountain C Stores.
John is survived by his wife, Julia; step-son, Brad Clark, of Atlanta, Ga.; step-daughter, Shelley (Dave) Schutz, Mason City, Iowa; brothers, Jim, of California, Paul, of Iowa, and Phillip, of Iowa; sisters, Mary Fountas, of Nevada; Julie (Paul) Pendergast, of Minnesota; Ann (Keith) Polson, of Illinois, and Theresa Fountas of Louisiana; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Tony.
A graveside service was held on Friday, Jan. 20, at Veterans memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Mason City.
Memorial donations may be made in John’s honor to Hospice.