THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Fr. Ronald J. Skufca
Fr. Ronald J. Skufca, 64, died suddenly on Wednesday, April 10 from a heart attack.
Born on Dec. 15, 1948 in Calumet, Mi. he was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Mark F. Schmitt on Aug. 3, 1979 at St. Joseph Church in Ishpeming, Mi.
Funeral arrangements in the diocese have been set. The cremated remains will be brought to Saint John Neumann Parish in Spalding, Mi. at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 13. Visitation will follow until 3:30 p.m. at which time the military rites will be performed. At 3:45 p.m. Monsignor John Patrick will offer a eulogy, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 4 p.m. with Fr. Michael Vichich presiding.
All priests attending are welcome to join as concelebrants of the Mass. Deacons in attendance are invited to dress in choir attire (cassock and surplice) and join in the procession. In keeping with the Easter Season, white vestments will be worn and the priests of the diocese are encouraged to wear their white diocesan stoles.
All attending are invited to a funeral supper to be served about 5 p.m. CST. Friends are asked to remember Father Skufca in their prayers, especially the Office for the Dead and at Masses. Messages of condolence and promises of prayer may be directed to: Roger Skufca and Patricia Wheeler, 1726 Hickory Lane, Houghton, MI 49931 and Dianne Lidell, P.O. Box 1616, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546.
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