Rev. Fr. Ronald J. Skufca, 64, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, from a heart attack at his home in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Fr. Ron was ordained on August 8, 1979 and served in many parishes throughout the Upper Peninsula. Throughout much of his priesthood he served as Chaplain for the Army National Guard and attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was deployed for active duty in Kosovo in 2006. In 2010 he took time away from active ministry until his untimely passing.
Fr. Ron is survived by his mother, Margaret Skufca of Menominee, Mich.; a brother, Roger (Patti Wheeler) Skufca of Houghton, Mich.; a sister, Dianne (Mark) Ledel of Mammoth Lakes, Calif. as well as extended family members and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph L. Skufca of Ishpeming, Mich.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 3:30 p.m. Central Time, on Monday, May 13, 2013, at St. John Neumann Church, Spalding, Mich. with Fr. Michael Vichich and Fr. Mark Inglot as celebrants and Priests of the Diocese of Marquette as con celebrants. Visitation will be held at St. John Neumann Church from 2 p.m. until the time of Mass at 3:30 p.m. Central Time.
Fr. Ron's obituary may be viewed at bjorkandzhulkie.com where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.