Fonstad, Clifton G. (1917 - 1982)






----Source: Tribune-Record-Gleaner (Clark County, Wis.) 11/24/1982

Fonstad, Clifton G. (1917 - 1982)

Memorial services were held in First United Methodist Church, Madison, on Nov. 19, 1982, for Clifton G. Fonstad, 65, who died on Nov. 16, 1982, of a heart attack on a Madison Street.

Mr. Fonstad was born in Auburndale on Sept. 14, 1917, to Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Fonstad. He grew up in New London and graduated from Stevens Point with a B.S. Degree. He earned his Master's Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1946 and his P.H.D. in 1973.

He taught science and music in Maddock, N.D., then he taught in Adams-Friendship and Truax Field, Madison.

His teaching career was interrupted when he enlisted in the Navy in 1943 - 1946.

After his discharge, he was school administrator at Philips, Wis. From there he went to Spencer. He was school administrator in Greenwood, Clark County from 1950 - 1964. He left to go to Mauston for three years. After that he joined the Wisconsin dept. of Public Instruction as a consultant in school district reorganization in 1967. He formally retired from the DPI in 1979, but continued as a volunteer consultant.

He and Grace Fleischaur of Colby were married on Sept. 21, 1941. She and three children Survive: Clifton, Jr. of Cambridge, Mass., Mary Ann Fix of Madison and Eric of Milwaukee. There are three grandchildren, Diego and Nils Fonstad of Cambridge and Peter Fix of Madison. His mother, a sister and two brothers also survive.

He enjoyed an active retirement, including art classes, travel, outdoor activities, volunteer work at the UW Clinic and Hospital.



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