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John Vernon Fontilla, 85, of Ham Lake

John Vernon Fontilla, 85, of Ham Lake, died peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Glen Cary Lutheran Church in Ham Lake with the Rev. Gary Guptill officiating. Interment with military rites was held at the Presbyterian Cemetery in Silver Lake.
John Fontilla was born Sept. 7, 1930, in Byesville, Ohio, the son of Joseph and Mary (Sulin) Fontilla.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Storlie-Fontilla; children, Deborah L. (Daniel) Creelman, Julayne G. (Patrick) Jin and Dwight D. (Michiko) Fontilla; stepchildren, Jody (David) Higgins, Mark (Cindy) Storlie and Craig (Paula) Storlie; eight grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; one stepgreat-grandchild; sister, Pauline Parry; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gladys G. Fontilla (neé Jerabek); son, Jonathan J. Fontilla; parents, Joseph and Mary Fontilla; infant sister, Helen Fontilla; sisters, Anna Mickelson, Julia Gardner and Mary Kostelnik; and brothers, Joseph L. Fontilla and Michael Fontilla.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Glen Cary Lutheran Church.
Arrangements were with the Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake.