Cindy Lynn Fontaine

cindy fontaine

Cindy’s funeral service will be livestreamed below at 10 am, Friday, November 18, 2022

Cindy Lynn Fontaine, age 51, of Casselton, ND, peacefully passed away on November 13, 2022, at her home surrounded by her family. Funeral services will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, ND, with visitation one hour prior.

Cindy was born in St. Cloud, MN, to Roger and Nancy Daniels. She graduated from Osakis High School in 1989. She attended Moorhead State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1993. She married Larry Fontaine on May 6, 2001. They made their home in Arthur, ND, until moving to Casselton in May 2004. Their union produced two beautiful daughters, Danielle born in 2001 and Natalie born in 2007.

Cindy began working with the federal government on January 1, 1999, as an administrative assistant with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In December 2008, Cindy moved to the Veterans Administration and worked as a veteran’s resource officer. In April 2010, she started with the U.S. Marshals Office in Fargo and worked at various positions, most recently as the administrative officer (AO).

Cindy was caring, non-judgmental, loyal, hard-working and compassionate. She devoted her life to her family; they meant everything to her. Together they enjoyed family vacations to Disneyland, Disney World, Universal Studios, Arizona, Texas and Florida. With an unwavering belief in God, Jesus and heaven, Cindy strengthened her faith daily by reading the Bible, watching the Victory channel, praying and leading a Christian life. Cindy enjoyed many hobbies such as watching The Bachelor and Dancing with the Stars with her daughters, shopping, reading, writing, taking walks with her husband and dog, Archie, traveling to visit friends and donating to the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch.

Cindy is survived by Larry, her husband and companion of 29+ years (Casselton, ND); daughters Danielle Karen and Natalie Norene (Casselton, ND); her parents Roger and Nancy Daniels (Osakis, MN); brother Jesse (Laura) Daniels (Mankato, MN); mother-in-law Joyce Richels (Grafton, ND); brother-in-law James (Beth) Richels; sister-in-law Bootsie Lerna-Paulson (Grafton, ND); 5 nephews, Liam and Gem Daniels, Andrew Richels, and Todd and Cody Paulson; best friend and godmother to her daughters, Noreen Hegney; and many other friends and family. Cindy was proceeded in death by her grandparents, Nathanial and Altrude Daniels and Don and Lela Rich.

The family extends deepest gratitude to Hospice of the Red River Valley and Essentia Health for the exceptional care they provided Cindy during the final stages of her life.


Visitation: November 18, 2022 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


Funeral: November 18, 2022 10:00 am

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


Burial: November 18, 2022 1:00 pm

Fargo National Cemetery
8709 40th Avenue North, Co Rd 20
Harwood, North Dakota 58042

(701) 451-4650

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  1. Larry and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Cindy’s passing. She fought her illness hard and was a true warrior. Cherish the memories and keep the faith as she did. We will miss her warm and kind heart. Our sympathy and prayers are with you and the girls and your family. Take care.
    Faye and Rick Majerus

  2. Larry, Danielle, Natalie, Roger, Nancy and family,
    I’m so very sorry to hear of Cindy’s passing. I worked with Cindy for several years and she was always so kind and helpful. What always struck me most was just how calm and patient she was with any task that we were working on. I will remember that always and will miss her very much. My prayers are with all of you. ~Nicole Olson

  3. Larry and Family,
    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Phyllis Erdmann
    Dennis and Colette Erdmann

  4. Larry and Family —
    I am so sorry to hear of Cindy’s passing – I worked with her when I was an employee at the US Attorney’s Office. She was always so kind and upbeat and willing to help. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. – Tanya Abraham

  5. Larry, Natalie & Danielle – I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Cindy and we quickly became friends. Her love for all of you was very apparent. She always spoke so fondly about each and ever one of you. Roger and Nancy, you raised a beautiful, kind, loving daughter. Her faith was so strong. One of my last texts with her was a request that I continue praying for her. I will continue my prayers and forever hold her friendship close to my heart. Take care.
    ~Tonia Jacobson

  6. Larry, girls & family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. May your memories comfort you in the days ahead. Much love to you all & we will keep you in our prayers.
    Tracy, Jacob & Taury Hight

  7. Love and prayers for all the family at this sad time,May Cindy rest in peace.
    She will be your very own Angel taking care of you Larry and your beautiful girls.
    God Bless always.
    Eithnea Derek and family.

  8. Larry,

    I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Cindy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your Daughters and your entire family.

  9. Larry & family, we are so sorry to hear of Cindy’s passing. You have our deepest condolences.

    Karl, Kelsey, Maddy, & Evan Christian
    Finley, ND

  10. Cindy will be missed, thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time, and it’s always tough to lose one of our USMS family.

    Sherry A. Poligala
    Western District of Texas

  11. Larry, Natalie and Danielle,
    I’m so sorry to learn of Cindy’s passing. My prayers go out to all of you.
    I worked with Cindy for many years with the US Marshals. We became friends not only co-workers.
    Cindy will be missed by all.
    Penny Senrick/Utah

  12. Today and always, may loving memories of your mom and wife bring you peace, comfort, and strength. “Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories”. I will always remember you as the kindest, sweet and smart lady. Thank you for your guidance, leadership and most importantly, your friendship. May you rest in peace in heaven…

  13. Cindy was an amazing person. I was able to work with her while I was a Deputy Marshal in North Dakota. She always had a smile and I was able to talk to her about anything and everything. We always loved to talk about Dateline NBC murder mysteries that aired Friday nights. I will miss catching up with her on the phone or by email from Michigan. My thoughts and prayers go out to her husband and daughters.

  14. While I did not know Cindy personally, the USMS is a family and the loss of any family is always a sad event. My condolences to Cindy’s family.

  15. Larry and Family,
    Sending prayers for all of you. May God hold you close in his arms as he is now holding Cindy.
    Linda Miller

  16. Shocked and saddened to read of Cindy’s passing. Cindy’s and my paths crossed when we both worked at the US Dept of Agriculture 2001-2008. She was always a positive, upbeat person and one of the ‘points of light’ in my work world. I hope that Danielle and Natalie can inherit her genuine goodness.

  17. Greetings Larry & Family,
    Prayers for you and your daughters.
    Offering our sympathy for your loss.
    May Angel’s bring you Peace…
    Mr. Abe

  18. My condolences to Cindy’s family. May Cindy rest in the arms of Jesus.

    Yolanda T. Chevalier

  19. Larry and Family,
    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Words can’t express how you are feeling, but remember all the precious moments you spent together and hold that tight to your heart. She was a great person and that will surely shine in all of you in the days to come.

  20. I’m so sorry for your loss. I met Cindy in college, and her great laugh and insightful observations made the world seem like a better place. I’ll keep her family in my thoughts and prayers.

  21. I worked with Cindy at the Federal Court House. She was always so friendly to me. I will miss her very much. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family. Matt

  22. Larry, and family… So sorry to just hear the news on the passing of Cindy. Very sad and way too young. Take Care my friend. Brad Baumann (Grafton Class of ’82)

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