Welcome to the memorial page for

Bernard Martin Fontes

September 15, 1981 ~ December 16, 2019 (age 38)

Bernie was born to his loving parents, Ben and Debbie Fontes on September 15,1981 in Banning, something that he was always so proud of. He loved his town and all of the many family members and friends who lived here. He was the youngest in the family, always trying to tag-along with his older brothers Ben and Cliff. He grew up with a close group of friends who are still connected to this day. He loved playing baseball as a kid and played football and baseball, and was a member of the BHS Bronco Marching Band. He worked for Banning USD for several years.

Bernie loved going offroading, fishing, shooting guns and smoking meat. Bernie was very mechanically inclined and could fix just about anything, just like his mom. Bernie also loved to play the drums, a musical ability that Bernie inherited from his talented father. Bernie and his best friend, Jay, started playing music together when they were around 17 and started a metal band called Burgundy in 2002. He went on to have four children Clifton, Nadia, Helena, and Anissa, who were the light of his life. He was engaged to his Jr. High sweetheart and soulmate, Kandice.

Bernie made a lasting impact on everyone who knew him. He was funny and a little obnoxious at times but he had an unconditional love for everyone. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

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 Service Information

Public Viewing
January 2, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wiefels & Son Memorial Chapel
50 East Nicolet Street
Banning, CA 92220

Funeral Service
January 3, 2020

10:00 AM
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
1320 W Williams ST
Banning, CA 92220

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