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Jack W. Scuffham


IRONWOOD, Mich. - Jack W. Scuffham, 100, of Ironwood, formerly of Stambaugh, passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in Ironwood.

He was born May 10, 1916, in Gaastra, the son of the late Kyme and Alice (Cummings) Scuffham.

Jack graduated from Stambaugh High School in 1934. On July 12, 1938, he married Inez Ruth Ogren at the First Lutheran Church in Iron River. She preceded him in death on Jan. 9, 2009. Jack worked in the local iron mines for over 30 years. For many years after retirement, Jack and his wife, Inez, resided in Apache Junction, Ariz., over the winter months. Jack enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping and spending time at his camp on the North Branch of the Paint River. Jack also enjoyed watching baseball and was an avid Detroit Tiger fan.

He is survived by his son, Len (Janet) Scuffham of Ironwood; his daughter, Bonita (James) LaFountain of Plainfield, Ill .; three grandchildren, Bruce (Briannna) Scuffham of Pittsboro, N.C., Michael Scuffham of Ann Arbor, and Shelley (Jerry) Gabriel of Joliet, Ill .; and great-grandson, James Gabriel.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Clyde Scuffham, Noel Scuffham, Earl Scuffham, and Ralph Scuffham.

A graveside service will be held in the spring in Stambaugh Cemetery.

Range Funeral Service and Crematory, Frick-Zielinski Funeral Home of Bessemer, MI is assisting the family with arrangements. To send online condolences, visit us at


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