Guestbook for Richard S. Fonstad
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Rich was a great guy to work with. I will really miss him.
From Butch Moe

1:11 pm - 03/08/19

I had the honor and pleasure of Rich's friendship while working for the School District of Holmen. Rich always made time to stop by my classroom to see how things were going. He was so kind and caring. His smile, his pats on my shoulder, and his hugs always warmed my heart and brightened my days. He truly was a wonderful man who will be missed by many. My deepest sympathy to his family.
From Tricia Finch

4:29 pm - 03/07/19

Steve and Ron and family, I am truly sorry to hear about Uncle Rich's passing. He was a joyful man, and I have fond memories of my childhood visits to La Crosse. May God bless him and all of you. ~ Margaret
From Margaret Kleinschmidt

8:31 am - 03/07/19

I remember Rich's kind and gentle spirit; the pat of his hand on my shoulder; his warm, loving smile; his welcoming nature. I have had the honor of knowing Rich for most of my life, and I can say, without a doubt, he will be missed by many, many people, myself included. Please find comfort in God's promise of eternal life. My deepest sympathy to all. Such a kind, kind soul.
From Lois Pederson-Heintz

6:08 am - 03/07/19

Rich was our honorary parade marshal for many years touring the coulee region parades in our Viking ship. He always came to our rescue in keeping up the ship. He was a Holmen fixture that will be greatly missed.
From Susanne Stranc, aka Odin, Vikings of Holmen

10:29 am - 03/06/19

Rich was a wonderful man. He had such a giving, can-do spirit that always made everyone feel better around him. His talents were highly impactful in the School District of Holmen. Rich was a treasure to have around. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
From Fred & Shirley Frick

6:41 am - 03/06/19

Rich was a dedicated member of the Holmen Area FD from 1959 through 1984 serving for 25 years. During this time period the Holmen Area FD was vastly different requiring the ingenuity and dedication of members like Rich to overcome the challenges of the times. His service to the community is valued. We thank him and his family for the many years of dedicated service, countless interrupted family dinners and events as he selflessly responded when called. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these challenging times. HAFD Chief Manley
From Holmen Area Fire Department

4:33 pm - 03/05/19

He came into my shop one day, expecting to visit with the former owner. We immediately liked each other and he continued to frequently stop to visit. His favorite visits were in the summer when we bought ice cream and sat on the bench outside my shop to talk and watch the traffic go by. We always parted with hugs. It was an honor to know him and be his friend.
From Julie Jenniges

11:55 am - 03/05/19

I remember Rich most of my life, from childhood until I was able to have the pleasure of working with him in the School District of Holmen. He was such a wonderful person - so kind and thoughtful with a smile on his face that was so welcoming to everyone. He will be truly missed. I hope you can all find comfort in the many memories you have.
From Amanda (Moe) Kerrigan

10:11 am - 03/05/19

Mr. Fonstad (Rich), you were a very kind man and very well liked by everyone. You will be missed. I’m grateful you were a part of my life..
From Debbie Carpenter

9:29 am - 03/05/19

Steve and Ron, your dad was an amazing man. He led a fruitful and full life and was loved by all. You will no doubt miss him greatly, but hopefully he is in a better place once again with his beloved Janet and her sister Donna. May he rest in peace. I was glad to have known him. Love, Uncle Bob.
From Robert C Kleinschmidt

4:57 pm - 03/04/19

Uncle Rich, May the Good Lord hold you close to His heart and may you enjoy everlasting peace. Love you and do greatful for your joy and laughter that was one of your trademarks even when you were ill. God bless your sons and those you left behind . May they be comforted in their loss of such a good father and grandfather!
From Monica Schmidt

7:35 pm - 03/03/19

I remember Uncle Rich as a kind, generous man always ready with a cheerful smile. I'll never forget his famous Lefse which was a special treat for us at Thanksgiving dinner at Grandma Ross's. Steve, Ron and all, I pray for your comfort in this time of grief. Please be assured of my prayers for you, your families, and for the repose of your dad's soul. May he rest in peace -- good and faithful servant that he was. Love, Jackie
From Jacqueline Sigona

12:01 pm - 03/03/19