August 4, 1978 - February 17, 2016
Our Sweet King Benjamin Teiko Fonua, 37, of Salt Lake City Utah, was called back home to our Father in Heaven on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, while surrounded by his families and friends, and most importantly, his loving wife and five beautiful children. Benjamin, also known as "King Benjamin", "Big Ben/Benny" or "DJ BenJammn” was born to Militoni and Funaki Fonua on August 04,1978 in North Salt Lake, Utah. He has a twin, which puts him the second out of seven children. From the oldest to the youngest: •His Twin Sister Tupou married BJ Limutau •Brother Mafile'o Fonua (deceased) •Brother Sebastian married Tuluti Fonua •Sister Roxeanne married Robin Limutau •Sister Pianola married Jimmy Aiono •Brother Militoni "Leka" Fonua He married the love of his life, Mafi Imoasinga Mounga on April 11, 1998, and was sealed for time and all eternity at the Salt Lake Temple. Benjamin is survived by his five beautiful children: • Funaki Aholelei Kefu Fonua, •Lavinia Talalua Fonua, •Sebastian Teiko Fonua, •Maile Mounga Fonua, ⁃ and the one and only •Kaloni Siniola Lutui Fonua. Ben was always involved in his children's accomplishments, and always made sure their needs were met. He never missed any of their games, and he was most definitely their number one fan. With that being said, he was the Assistant Coach of West little league of which he helped coach with his lifelong friend and Head Coach Tevita Vainuku. After spending most of his life in Rose Park Ben bought a home and moved his loving family to West Valley in 2015 where he was named the Head Coach of the Granger Lancer Gremlins. Home of the G-House, where they won the championship of 2015-2016 season. Big Ben worked at Dawns Foods for over 15 years, and which was also his second family. He was also known as the best DJ around for many years, and was also a security guard for most of the functions held in Salt Lake City. Aside from his duties as a coach, a sports fan, his hobbies, his family was his main priority. He never rested until he knew his family was taken care of. He was a man of little words but his actions spoke louder than his words. Like they say, "It's not what you say; it's how you say it. It's not what you do; it's how you do it. It's not what you see; it's how you look at it. It's not how your life is, it's how you live it." His Wife and Children would like to thank all of Bens Family, Friends, Co-Workers for all their love and support for them, the outpouring of love from Granger and his Rose Park Family for King Benjamin and his family has been felt tremendously in our hearts. Words of King Benjamin from the Book of Mormon... Mosiah 5:15 "Therefore, I would that ye should be steadfast and immovable, always abounding in Goods Works, that Christ, the Lord God Omnipotent, may seal you his, that you may be brought to Heaven, that ye may have everlasting salvation, and eternal life, through the wisdom, and power, and justice, and mercy of him who created all things, in Heaven and in earth, who is God above all. This scripture sums up our sweet Ben's life. Funeral services for our "Sweet Ben" Viewing will be held at the Rose Park North Stake Center located at, 1155 N 1200 W, Friday February, 26th from 6pm-10pm. And, Saturday February 27, at the Riverside 2nd Tongan Ward located at, 660 N Redwood Road. We will start with the family program at 9am-11:30am, followed by the Bishops program at 12:00pm. Afterwards, the burial will be at the Redwood Memorial Cemetery on 6500 Redwood Rd, Salt Lake City 84123. Services are under the direction of Peni Malohifo'ou of Serenity Funeral Home God didn't promise day without pain, laughter without sorrow, nor sun without rain, but he did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way. May we all look forward to being reunited with families as the plan of salvation promises us: Families Are Together for all Eternity. Malo and Ofa Lahi Atu 😘��😁.
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