John Edwin Fons
Born in Ludington, Michigan
I never knew the town.
Dad worked in oil and gas
Exploration and our family moved every
Year or so.
I lived in:
Mt. Carmel, Illinois;
Robinson, Illinois again;
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma;
New Orleans, Louisiana and
After I left Houston
I homesteaded an
Abandoned farm in Madison County, Iowa
And lived there eighteen years.
Then I lived in Dubuque, Iowa.
Then I lived in Dallas.
Then Van Nuys, California,
I attended college at Trinity
University in San Antonio, Texas;
University of Houston;
Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa;
Dubuque Theological Seminary and
Dallas Theological Seminary.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree
In Religion from Simpson College
And Master of Theology
From Dallas Theological Seminary.
I attended the University of Iowa
Writer’s Workshop three semesters
On special admission.
I worked these jobs:
Pizza cook; department store
Sales clerk; night auditor and motel
Desk clerk; school bus driver;
Small town journalist;
Self-employed carpenter; Nurse’s aide;
Oil and gas exploration including
Development of US Patent 5,281,024;
Overseas missionary; book store
Sales clerk; stenographer;
Assembly line worker;
Freight handler – distribution warehouse
Executive jet charter agent;
I live in Madison, Wisconsin.
Elected May 11, 2016 Executive Director, The Arc – Dane County. Resigned October 23, 2016.
I have a four harness floor loom and I know how to use it.
I love to write.
I love the tango.
I love the accordion.
I love to watch
My greyhound run.
His name is Stetson.