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Linda I. LaFountain

Posted on Jan. 24, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

March 5, 1942 - Jan. 14, 2013

ELKHART — Linda I. LaFountain, 70, of Elkhart, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Elkhart General Hospital.

She was born March 5, 1942, in Plainwell, Mich., to Clyde and Mildred (Knickerbocker) LaDuke. She married Robert L. LaFountain on Sept. 17, 1966.

He survives along with a daughter, Renee (Scott) Friesner of Elkhart; stepchildren Robin VanDerley, Kelly Walters and Eric LaFountain, all of Allegan, Mich.; three grandchildren, Kelsey Ballard, Nathan Stickel and Riley Friesner; a great-granddaughter, Willow Ballard; and three brothers, Michael (Rosemary) LaDuke and Kevin (Sue) LaDuke, both of Plainwell, and Clyde (Sharon) LaDuke of Ostego, Mich.

She was preceded in death by a stepson, Mark LaFountain.

Linda retired from KeyBank as a teller after 33 years. She attended Fellowship of Hope in Elkhart and was an avid reader. She collected cups and saucers and loved her family and animals.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Fellowship of Hope in Elkhart, with visitation an hour prior. Pastor Suella Gerber will officiate. Inurnment will be at Prairie Street Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be given to the Humane Society of Elkhart County or Second Chance Small Dog Rescue.

Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, Elkhart, is entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at