Louis loved his job as a realtor and helped many get started in that business. He was a great mentor. He enjoyed so many things through the years like our annual trips to Door County with our wonderful friends, Bob and Gay Bendixen on their boat, He loved camping and rock climbing with us and our ski patrol friends. It was the off season activity of choice. The camping part was not so much fun for me but Kevin and Louis made sure I had a comfortable cot and a tent big enough to stand in. Kevin made me coffee in the morning and all was good. The rock climbing was the best part. He especially loved all our summer parties with many friends of ours and our kids coming to swim and play volleyball. I couldn’t encroach my gardens unto the volleyball, baseball, football area. Pepsi Fan Club Brewer games were also a highlight for him and all of us going to the races to watch Richie Loch with our dear friends Rick and Kathy Loch. Even though he always said he hated to work in the garden, he brought everyone that was willing to come over to look at it, even people walking by our house. It was always “you need to see MY backyard”. German Fest was the highlight of the summer for him. My mother asked him to volunteer at the DANK Miller beer bars and he ran those for over 30 years as an honorary German. She even bought him lederhosen which he wore proudly every year. But, most of all, he loved his grandchildren and participating in all their activities. There are just too many things to remember and we certainly will remember them all. :Louis, I loved you for so many years and will miss you so very much.
Sending my condolences to the family of Mr. Lou Fons. Mr. Fons helped me my buy my first home. I was seeking his advice and found the obituary MAY GOD bless the family and may he rest in peace. He was a very helpful agent.
I worked with Louie for several years at First Realty SW and always remember him for his smile and “can do” attitude. He was a character but a good person at heart. My thoughts and prayers to his family.
I am so sorry to hear about your husband’s passing and send my heartfelt condolences to you. Your life will have a “new normal” now, and I pray God gives you the wisdom and strength to press on.
Cindy Lindstedt (Master Gardener)
My heart goes out to Doris, her children and grandchildren, Whenever we passed the Fons’ home and there were a lot of cars parked there, we knew the kids and their families were there. Louie was a very energetic person, I cannot believe he is gone. Our prayers are with you. George, Arlene & Family
I first met Louie in the early 90’s when I was assisting a friend purchasing a house. That encounter seemed to set off a number of mutual “connections” over the years, to include our finding one another on the Alpine Ski Patrol. We patrolled Friday’s for most of the year’s I remained at Alpine Valley. What I recall most about Louie was there was never a dull moment. Every shared patrol shift was an “experience”. After leaving Alpine Valley in 1999, we would run into one another at patrol events over the years. Louie would always take the time to recognize one with his “Louie smile” and a warm, often hilarious conversation. While we may not have seen one another on a regular basis for may years, each encounter was an immediate flashback to the many good times shared with Louie. You’re friends will dearly miss you Louie, however the memories you leave within those who’ve known you will remain forever.
Louie was such a light in our RE/MAX Lakeside office, he made us smile and corrected us when he thought we needed it. Most of all he was our friend. I like to think that my relationship with Louie was special, but, I bet all of the people he met feel that way, as that was just Louie, he would call me at least once a week to check in, no matter what to say hi. Yes Louie was one of a kind. God threw away the mold after Louie. I will sure miss him. My love and prayers to you Doris and family.
I never got the chance to meet this amazing man, but I do know his daughter and three of the grand kids and they are just as amazing as Mr. Fons sounds . Karen, so sorry for your loss , but what great memories you have that can never be taken away. Keep them close to your heart. Thinking of you and your family.
Kristy Santos and family
My Dad was an amazing man who taught all of us to love life. He taught me to ski as soon as I could stand (11.5 months, yes months) because that is where we spent our time as a family, on the ski hill. He was part of Alpine Valley Ski Patrol for over 50 years. He started when the hill opened. He recruited many patrollers including us kids. We created great memories at Alpine Valley and at many other ski resorts. Dad was not only a great dad but also a great grandpa. He wouldn’t miss a game if he was able to go, even when he was sick. He loved watching the kids play sports. He taught most of them to ski as well. He kept the pool in great shape anticipating our arrival on a summer day. He was a very giving man to everyone he knew. He helped my mom with so much around the house, dishes, weeding, other out door work, and much more. Dad you were loved greatly and will be missed daily. Please have as much fun in Heaven as we think you will. We will see you again. Love your little girl!!