Egidio Louie Fontana
January 27, 1922 - July 11, 2021
Louie was born in Park City, Utah on January 27, 1922, the eldest child of Italian immigrants, Angelo and Maria Viel Fontana.
He attended St. Mary's Catholic School and graduated from Park City High School, in 1940. Always the inventor, he graduated from Weber College to become a certified machinist. In 1942 he enlisted in the Navy and was an Aviation Machinist's Mate First Class. While on a short leave and traveling by train, he met a pretty farm girl from North Dakota, by the name of Ivy Reinholdt and said it was love at first sight. They married on May 21, 1944 and spent the next 71 years together. Louie was active in his union, AWPPW Local 580 and the VFW 1045. Louie was happiest when surrounded by his loving family and friends.
Louie was preceded in death by his wife, parents, a sister, two brothers, a daughter Ivy Lou Vik, and grandson David Vik. He is survived by a son Mark Fontana and three daughters, Michalene Fontana, Vicky Irving (Skip) and Rebecca Fontana (Tim Pfeifer), 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
The family would like to thank the Delaware Plaza and the Community Home Health and Hospice for their loving care of our Papa.
A Celebration of Life will be held on July 21, at 12:00 pm, Steele Chapel 5050 Mt Solo Rd Longview, WA. The Family requests that all attendees wear masks.
"Fair Winds and Following Seas, Sailor Boy."
In lieu of flowers, please do something kind for those less fortunate. Donations can be made to Community Home Health and Hospice at 1035 11th Ave. Longview, WA 98632.