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Fontaine E. Landis, 97, of Midland, passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at MidMichigan Medical Center. She was born on March 13, 1922 to the late Freeland and Ermah (Colling) Sugden. Fontaine earned a bachelors degree in Home Economics from Central Michigan University. Upon graduation she worked for The Dow Chemical Company where she met her future husband. In June of 1952 she married Colter Landis and they shared almost 50 wonderful years together before he passed in February of 2002.

Fontaine was a 4H leader, Room Mothers Chairman and President of the PTA. Fonnie enjoyed watching the Detroit Tigers and her family members play sports. She loved holidays and decorating for each one.

Fontaine is survived by her children, Candee (Henry) Mashue, John Landis, Tina (Kurt) Siegmund, Lisa (Vic) Hardin, grandchildren, Kris (Sarah) Mashue, Nikki (Brent) Benzing, Adam (Lexis) Landis, Leslie (Jordan Garver) Siegmund, Walker Siegmund, great grandchildren, Tucker Mashue, Natalie Mashue, Alivia Shields, Everett Shields, Cadence Landis, Callen Landis, very special friend Ruth Morey, sister-in-law, Freda Somers and many nieces and nephews.

Fontaine was predeceased by her husband, Colter, sister, Verlyn Walker, brothers-in-law, Hugh Walker, Cayley Landis, Sisters-in-law, Mert Ross, Nanine Noneman, Sonya Scott and Rose Steinke.

Her family would like to thank the staff of Medilodge of Midland for their care over the past year.

A graveside style service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Floyd Church of God with Pastor David Van Norman officiating. Family and friends are invited to gather after the service at the New Life Center adjacent to the church for a luncheon featuring Fonnie’s famous macaroni salad to remember her life.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Midland County Historical society, Chippewa Nature Center or buy a bird feeder and place it at your home.

Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Landis family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.



Condolence Messages

  1. Scott Davis

    25 February 2020 1 year ago

    My most sincere condolences to the Landis and extended families. May the coming days bring you peace and fond memories.

  2. Mike Riggie

    25 February 2020 1 year ago

    Candee, John, Henry, and Kris, I am sure that Fonnie has brought you all together again. I have fond memories of working with her at the hardware. She was a fine woman. Sincerely, Mike

  3. Kim Steinke

    20 February 2020 1 year ago

    Candee, John, Tina, Lisa, your spouses and children: on behalf of Kirk, Bart, Travis, Cayley and Caitlin, we offer you our love at this sudden passing of your Mom. We know you have a wealth of memories that will provide you comfort. Aunt Fonnie was an exceptional woman. Her loving, patient, giving, non-judgmental approach to life is exceptional.

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