Feldwebel Fontanak's Todkarte
Jut-Rolf Fontanak (Jef Fontana), member of J.R. 23 and past member of
J.R. 63 is gone. Herrn Fontanak is shown here cooking for the troops.
He passed away at a WWI reenactment in Oklahoma.
The following message was received from fellow J.R. 23 member and Kamerad, Mike Gonzales:
Jef as I will ALWAYS remember him.
My memories of Jef go back to Shimpstown--the first event I ever went to, I was just an observer, but I remember Jef--he was one of the few who had an authentic German haircut. After I got to know Jef, I learned that he was always that way--trying to be as authentic as possible. When I joined J.R. 63, Jef gave me a lot of good advice on my impression--he was always willing to help a new guy out.
Jef was a talented guy, not only could he make all kinds of stuff, he was a great actor too. I will never forget the kick I got seeing Jef in Pure Country--he had the best line in the whole movie--it was pure Jef too.
When the "Oklahoma Boys" left J.R. 63, Jef and I still talked a lot and I always considered him a true Kamerad. There was no one finer and I will truly miss him. If you knew Jef (or even if you didn't), please sign the condolence book below--that way Jef's family and friends can share some of your memories of him. If you have some good photos of Jef, please send them to me here at email@example.com.
View Jef's Codolence Book