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Franklin Clark Fonda
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Birth: Jan. 8, 1934
Montgomery County
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 25, 2009
Long Lane
Dallas County
Missouri, USA

Franklin C. Fonda, Long Lane, formerly of Springfield, passed away August 25, 2009, in his home.

Frank retired from the Springfield Post Office in the 1990s.

Visitation will be held August 28, 2009, at 7 p.m. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. August 29, in Cantlon Otterness Funeral Chapel, Buffalo, Mo.

Memorials may be made to the Gideons Society.


Franklin Clark Fonda, son of the late Nathan L. Fonda and Matilda Edna (Clark) Fonda, was born January 8, 1934, in Randall, New York, and departed this life on August 25, 2009, in his home near Long Lane, Missouri. He was at the time of his passing 75 years, eight months and 17 days of age.

Frank was reared in the farming community of Randall, New York. He joined the U.S Air Force, serving in Korea and Vietnam. During his service years he lived in Guam, California, North Carolina and Louisiana, before moving to Springfield, Missouri, where he retired as a Senior Master Sergeant. He was united in marriage with Alice Chevalier on July 7, 1957, in Lamonte, Missouri, and to this union two sons were born, both of whom survive him. Following his retirement he started working with the U.S. Postal Service. He then moved to a farm near Long Lane, Missouri. Frank retired from the postal service in the late 1990s as head of maintenance. Frank accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior in 1964, and faithfully served until his passing. He was a member of Bennett Springs Church of God, where he was an elder and led the announcements. Frank was also a devoted member of the local Gideon Camp. Frank lived his faith and was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather. This dedication was shown through his selfless sacrifices and the guidance he gave in providing support, shelter and love in a truly Christian home. He loved reading his Bible, other religious works, and satisfying his sweet tooth with Whitman Candy while reading historical and technical books. His farm, Black Angus cattle, and John Deere tractors were a major part of his life. He loved all animals, especially his puppy, Blossom.

Franklin was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, James Fonda; and two sisters, Mona Young and Norma Hudson.

He is survived by his wife, Alice of the home; two sons, Colin J. Fonda of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Austin C. Fonda and wife, Robin of Lebanon, Missouri; and two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Nathan Fonda. He also leaves other family members, his church family, and many friends who will truly miss him.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 29, 2009, in the Cantlon Otterness Funeral Chapel, with Pastor T.J. Brown officiating. The Weeks Family will sing "Lord I'm Coming Home" and "At Calvary." Escorts will be Walt Aldinger, Victor Gargus, Herman Hostetler, Leo Richardson, Leo Johnson and Rick Halter.

Interment and military honors will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia, Missouri, under the direction of Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home of Buffalo. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideon's Society.

Family links: 
  Nathan Leland Fonda (1895 - 1968)
  Matilda Edna Clark Fonda (1894 - 1951)
  Mona Katherine Fonda Young (1921 - 1946)*
  Norma J. Fonda Hudson (1925 - 2007)*
  James Nathan Fonda (1928 - 1994)*
  Franklin Clark Fonda (1934 - 2009)
*Calculated relationship
Memorial Park Cemetery
Pettis County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Connie
Record added: Aug 27, 2009
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Franklin Clark Fonda
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- Diana
 Added: Sep. 23, 2013
Senior Master Sergeant U.S. Air Force, Korea and Vietnam.
- Juanita Sloan Lowrance
 Added: Aug. 30, 2009

- Connie
 Added: Aug. 28, 2009

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