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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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