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Thomas E. Fontaine

86, Greentown, passed away Saturday, October 6, 2012, at 1:30 PM at Kindred Healthcare. He was born on February 9, 1926 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Kilbourne W. and Katherine (Grethen) Fontaine.

Thomas attended Arsenal Tech High School in Indianapolis. After his studies, he joined the United States Navy and proudly served in WWII and the Korean War earning several military medals during his service. After returning home from the war, he began working in the construction business. Designing, and building homes, he established his own construction business. Not only was Thomas a favorable craftsman with his hands, but he was a champion ball room dancer. Winning all kinds of awards as a dancer, including Mid-West United States Dance Champion, he enjoyed competing, and entertaining with his talent. Do to popular demand in his later years, he graced the dance floor often at Lutz's Steakhouse in Noblesville.

Surviving is his Beloved Jeanie of more than 25 years, his two sons, Tom (Mary) Fontaine, of Indianapolis, Indiana, Mark Edward Fontaine, of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, and two siblings, Kilbourne "Babe" Fontaine, and Katherine Dixon.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 11, 2012 at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 South Webster Street with Pastor Brad Swain officiating and Military Rites provided by the United States Navy and the local VFW Military Rites Team. Friends may visit with the family from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at the mortuary. You are invited to read Thomas's obituary at, where you may sign the guest book, order flowers, or share a personal message to the family. Ell ers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel is handling arrangements.

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Oct. 9, 2012
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