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Eunice M. 'Buna' Bennetts


IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Eunice M. "Buna" Bennetts, 83, of Ironwood Township, died peacefully Friday evening, June 9, 2017, in her home, with her loving family by her side.

The former Eunice Pensala was born May 7, 1934, in Wakefield, daughter of the late Andrew and Maria (Neva) Pensala. She attended Wakefield schools and graduated in 1952.

She was married to Richard A. Bennetts on June 13, 1964, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Wakefield. He preceded her in death on July 23, 2004.

Survivors include three daughters, Diane (Ken) Roanhaus, Franklin, Wis., Tammy (Joel) Rady, Solon Springs, Wis., and Cheryl (David) Strand, Hurley, Wis .; and two grandsons, Luke Rady, Solon Springs, and Jack Strand, Hurley.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Pearl Laine and Lempi Johnson; three brothers, Toivo, Andrew and Leslie Pensala; and five infant brothers.

Out of respect for Eunice's wishes, cremation has taken place.

Memorial services will be held Friday, June 23, at 11 a.m., preceded by visitation at 10 a.m., at St. John's Lutheran Church on Airport Road in Ironwood Township, with Pastor Mary Beth Kovanen officiating.

Committal and inurnment will follow in Sunset Acres Cemetery, Ironwood Township.

Luncheon will be served at the Elk & Hound on Country Club Road in Ironwood upon return from the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Regional Hospice, 216 Aurora St., Ironwood, MI 49938.

Arrangements have been entrusted to McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Ironwood. Condolences may be expressed online at

A special thank you is extended to the Regional Hospice and Home Medical teams for making Eunice's final days comfortable at home.


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