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Longtime Owen County prosecutor dies

IL Staff
September 29, 2009
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The longest consecutive serving prosecutor in Indiana died Sept. 26. Owen County Prosecutor Allan Fountain was 64.

Fountain was the Owen County prosecutor for 30 years. The Indianapolis native graduated from Valparaiso University Law School in 1971 and was admitted to the bar that same year. He had served on the board of the Indiana Prosecutors Association and left the board this year.

Fountain was active in the Owen County Republican Party, Owen County Fraternal Order of Police, the National Rifle Association, Spencer Exchange Club, and the National Wild Turkey Federation, as well as the Sweet Owen Bassmasters and the Casting Kids contests. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and collector of scale model tractors.

Fountain is survived by his wife, Judith (Crowe) Fountain; children Jill Beauchamp, Sharon Lee, and Sonya Seymour; and four grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today and 8:30-11 a.m. Wednesday at the Spencer Christian Life Center, 157 S. Montgomery St., Spencer. Funeral services begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the center. Owen Circuit Judge Frank Nardi and Pastor Bill Grandi will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sweet Owen Bassmasters in care of funeral home West & Parrish & Pedigo, 105 N. Montgomery St., Spencer.

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  1. From his recent appearance on WRTV to this story here, Frank is everywhere. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy, although he should stop using Eric Schnauffer for his 7th Circuit briefs. They're not THAT hard.

  2. They learn our language prior to coming here. My grandparents who came over on the boat, had to learn English and become familiarize with Americas customs and culture. They are in our land now, speak ENGLISH!!

  3. @ Rebecca D Fell, I am very sorry for your loss. I think it gives the family solace and a bit of closure to go to a road side memorial. Those that oppose them probably did not experience the loss of a child or a loved one.

  4. If it were your child that died maybe you'd be more understanding. Most of us don't have graves to visit. My son was killed on a state road and I will be putting up a memorial where he died. It gives us a sense of peace to be at the location he took his last breath. Some people should be more understanding of that.

  5. Can we please take notice of the connection between the declining state of families across the United States and the RISE OF CPS INVOLVEMENT??? They call themselves "advocates" for "children's rights", however, statistics show those children whom are taken from, even NEGLIGENT homes are LESS likely to become successful, independent adults!!! Not to mention the undeniable lack of respect and lack of responsibility of the children being raised today vs the way we were raised 20 years ago, when families still existed. I was born in 1981 and I didn't even ever hear the term "CPS", in fact, I didn't even know they existed until about ten years ago... Now our children have disagreements between friends and they actually THREATEN EACH OTHER WITH, "I'll call CPS" or "I'll have [my parent] (usually singular) call CPS"!!!! And the truth is, no parent is perfect and we all have flaws and make mistakes, but it is RIGHTFULLY OURS - BY THE CONSTITUTION OF THIS GREAT NATION - to be imperfect. Let's take a good look at what kind of parenting those that are stealing our children are doing, what kind of adults are they producing? WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENS TO THE CHILDREN THAT HAVE BEEN RIPPED FROM THEIR FAMILY AND THAT CHILD'S SUCCESS - or otherwise - AS AN ADULT.....

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