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“Bev was a great gal we had so much fun in our youth.It was always great to see her when back in Ankeny, she will be missed. ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: GAIL JOHNSON - San Marcos, CA

“Thoughts and prayers to the entire family. Bev will be missed! ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: Bill Albaugh - CO

“Bev was a true fan of Ankeny Hawk football! You could always find her in the front row! We are sorry for your loss. May happy memories help you...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Mike and Nancy Tjarks - Ankeny, IA

“Our family shares your grief as you mourn the loss of your amazing mom, grandma and great-grandma. May the beautiful memories you have of her bring...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Stephanie Gunn - Friend

“I am so very sorry for your loss. Your mom was sure proud of you kids. She was at every Ankeny game for as long as I can remember and she sure did...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Rod Brannan - Ankeny, IA - Friend

“So sorry to hear about your mom. She was a ROCK for your family. We have fond memories if her. God bless the family. ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: Marilyn Millhollin - Franklin, TN

“It is quite apparent from the well written condolences to Bev's family that she was very respected in our community and had many friends. Mary Ann...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Michael McMurry - Ankeny, IA

“Rest in peace Bev you will be truly missed ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Peggy &Charles Cain - Oveido, FL

“To all of Bev's family, so sorry for your loss. Bev's involvement in Ankeny activities made her an icon. All who grew up in Ankeny in the 60's, 70...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“My sincere condolences to the Fontana family in this difficult time..I have fond memories of Bev and the Fontana children. So sorry for your loss. ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Peter Zevenbergen - Marion, IA

“To then entire Fontana famiy. Our thoughts are with you in this trying time. But, you never walk alone. May God be with you on this difficult...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Jeff Wilharm - CEDAR RAPIDS, IA

“Dear Mom, Being the oldest child,I have a lot of memories.They were all special,but I will just mention a few now. I remember as a young elementary...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Bob Fontana - Ankeny, IA - Son

“Fontana family. I am so sorry for your loss. Bev and I were on the Ankeny Centennial Commission together. Prayers to all of you. ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Shary Albaugh - Ankeny, IA

“So sorry to see that Beverly passed away. My brother and I grew up ion the neighbor hood with the Fatino kids. Praiyers to all of you ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Marlys Butler-Curry - ogden, IA

“I graduated with beverly. the class of 1956. beverly enjoyed her high school years. so sorry for your loss.bette Barrett timeon ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: bette barrett timeon - allen, TX

“a classmate of mine.i remember so well. she had a lot fun in high school. bette Barrett timeon ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: bette timeon - allen, TX

“Dave and Becky Simmons are very sorry for your loss. Be always had a very special place in our hearts. She will be missed deeply by her family and...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Becky and Dave Simmons - ANKENY, IA


Beverly J. (Fatino) Fontana, age 82, passed away April 9, 2020. She was born March 27, 1938 in Des Moines to Bernice and Mike Fatino.

Bev was a 1956 graduate of Des Moines Lincoln High School, a long-time employee of Polk County and enjoyed painting, drawing, crafts, and cooking. She had an intense passion for all Ankeny sports, could always be found in the front row, and was the first recipient of the Ankeny Hawk Wrestling Fan Appreciation Award. She was a member of Ankeny's Safety Council and a proud contributor to the documentation of Ankeny's Centennial Celebration in 1975. Bev loved to spend time lakeside in Minnesota but, her greatest love was her family - she cherished every moment spent with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Bev is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Shirley; daughter in law, Amy Staggs Fontana; and granddaughter, Leah Fannan. She is survived by her brothers, Gary (Becky) Fatino, Frank (Kathy) Fatino, and Ed (Vicki) Fatino; her children, Bob (Shari) Fontana, Roxane Fontana, Joe (Andrea) Fontana, Rhonda (Paul) Nygren and Mike Fontana; her grandchildren, Ashly (Thad) Schmidt, Jami (David) Paulsen, Nathan Nygren, Madison (Matt) Zirretta, Carli (Jayden) Folger, Ayriele Nygren, Matt Fontana, Spencer (Amanda) Fontana, Nolan Nygren, Molli (David) Rodriguez, Natalie Clark, Emily Fontana, and Wyatt Fannan; and her great grandchildren, Paityn, William, Jason, Kinsley, Mason, Kruise, Kyle, Adonis, Quincy, Camden, Kaison, Jack, Olivia, Adorjan and Gia.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, funeral attendance will be limited to her immediate family. In lieu of flowers the family has established the Bev Fontana Memorial. Donations to the memorial may be directed to Damon Miller at Central Bank, 2805 N Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny, IA 50023. A Celebration of Life will be planned for a later date.