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Obituaries 11-25-2015

Mary Schwark
IRON RIVER—Mary E. Schwark, 101, passed away Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, at the Iron River Care Center. Funeral services were held Nov. 20, at St. John’s Episcopal Church of Iron River with Rev. Manuel Padilla officiating. Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River, www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com.

Ward Bond
MUNISING—Ward J. Bond, 80, died unexpectedly of a sudden cardiac event at his home on Wednesday evening, Nov. 8, 2015. Ward’s funeral service was at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Munising on Nov. 23. Interment will be at a later date at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Munising. His full obituary and tribute wall may be found at bowermanfuneralhome.net.

Charles Benjamin
CASPIAN—Charles D. Benjamin, 84, passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility, Crystal Falls. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Nov. 25, from 11 a.m. to noon at the First Baptist Church of Iron River. Funeral services will follow at noon with Pastor Matt Rappley and Pastor Michael Rucinski to officiate. Interment will be in Resthaven Cemetery, Iron River. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River, www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com.

Donna Baughman
IRON RIVER—Donna M. Baughman, 77, passed away Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility, Crystal Falls. Funeral services were held Nov. 23 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Iron River with Rev. Gregory Veneklase offering the Mass of Christian Burial. Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery, Iron River. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River, www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com.

Samuel McCollum
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla.—Samuel C. McCollum, 88, passed away Nov. 15, 2015, at home and surrounded by family. A memorial service was held Nov. 21 at Kraeer-Fairchild Funeral Home in Ft. Lauderdale. www.kraeerfaichild.com    

Mary Bedeski
Mary Regina (Guzowski) Bedeski, 104, entered into eternal life and was reunited with her husband, Edward John Bedeski, on Nov. 14, 2015.

Alfred Tefft
IRON RIVER—Alfred J. Tefft, 78, passed away Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center, Iron Mountain. Visitation will be held Saturday, Nov. 28, from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Gregory Veneklase to officiate. The West Side Veterans will accord Military Rites at the Service. Interment will be in Stambaugh Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River, www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com.