Elmer E. Fournier, 68, 402 Greenbriar Ave., Park Ridge, a Stevens Point businessman, a longtime Park Ridge Village Board member and a member of the Stevens Point Area School Board, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at home.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Frame Memorial Presbyterian Church in Stevens Point. Burial was in Forest Cemetery in Stevens Point.
Visitation will be at Boston Funeral Home in Stevens Point from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and at the church from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the service.
An American Legion ritual will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, Frame Memorial Presbyterian Church or a scholarship fund to be established through the Community Foundation of Stevens Point.
Condolences may be available online at bostonfuneralhome.net.
Mr. Fournier was born Aug. 24, 1943, in New Bedford, Mass., a son of the late Elmer Eugene Payne Fournier and Frances (Bryant) Fournier-Beck. He was a 1961 graduate of Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Mich., and a 1970 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
He was inducted into the U.S. Army on Feb. 13, 1962. He served in Korea as an MP from 1962 to 1963. He received an Expert Good Conduct Medal. He was also stationed at Fort Riley in Kansas, and was honorably discharged on Feb. 13, 1965.
He was married to Charmian Carlson on March 11, 1967, in Waukegan, Ill.
He was the owner/operator of Elmer’s Service Garage in Stevens Point.
Mr. Fournier was active in many organizations and served many roles within the community. He was a Park Ridge village trustee since 1977 (the longest serving village official); a former Park Ridge fire chief; a member of the Stevens Point Area School Board, presently serving as clerk and director of the Wisconsin Automotive After Market Association. He formerly served on the Standard Oil Dealer Advisory Council. He received the Community Recognition Award from the Academy of Letters and Science at UW-SP on April 25, 2009.
He was a member of Frame Memorial Presbyterian Church, Elks Lodge, Stevens Point Kiwanis, Moose Lodge, Stevens Point Auto Repair Club, Stevens Point Country Club and American Legion Post 6. He was also a life member of the Descendants of Whaling Masters.
Survivors include his wife; one son, John (Denise), Plover, WI; one daughter, Michelle (Michael Johnson) Fournier, St. Paul, Minn.; one special cousin, B.J. Harkness, Stevens Point; and two grandchildren.