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Jack W. Scuffham


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

Jack 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 more than 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 Tigers 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 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 10, at Stambaugh Cemetery in Stambaugh.

Range Funeral Service and Crematory, Frick-Zielinski Funeral Home of Bessemer is assisting the family with arrangements.


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