Obituaries

Ray Watts
B: 1953-04-06
D: 2017-07-24
View Details
Watts, Ray
Mary Connis
B: 1917-03-03
D: 2017-07-21
View Details
Connis, Mary
Roger Palenske
B: 1937-04-30
D: 2017-07-17
View Details
Palenske, Roger
Angeline Mindok
B: 1921-07-22
D: 2017-07-14
View Details
Mindok, Angeline
Guy Donovan
B: 1949-05-08
D: 2017-07-12
View Details
Donovan, Guy
Frances Senecal
B: 1923-08-01
D: 2017-07-08
View Details
Senecal, Frances
Janet Kelley
B: 1936-07-29
D: 2017-07-08
View Details
Kelley, Janet
Cheryl Hafeman
B: 1944-09-17
D: 2017-06-25
View Details
Hafeman, Cheryl
Gary Raymond
B: 1940-12-18
D: 2017-06-24
View Details
Raymond, Gary
Jean Haanpaa
B: 1959-05-30
D: 2017-06-24
View Details
Haanpaa, Jean
Frank Suardini
B: 1927-12-02
D: 2017-06-23
View Details
Suardini, Frank
Shirley Jauquet
B: 1930-01-19
D: 2017-06-20
View Details
Jauquet, Shirley
Richard Dallapiazza
B: 1936-12-13
D: 2017-06-19
View Details
Dallapiazza, Richard
Lillian Rahling
B: 1927-11-16
D: 2017-06-12
View Details
Rahling, Lillian
James Weber
B: 1946-01-16
D: 2017-06-11
View Details
Weber, James
Melanie Gasparas
B: 1975-12-31
D: 2017-06-11
View Details
Gasparas, Melanie
Rita Pontbriand
B: 1925-05-15
D: 2017-06-06
View Details
Pontbriand, Rita
Viola Carlson
B: 1927-01-01
D: 2017-06-02
View Details
Carlson, Viola
Brenda Oleson
B: 1940-08-03
D: 2017-06-01
View Details
Oleson, Brenda
Luella Gattra
B: 1925-06-26
D: 2017-05-26
View Details
Gattra, Luella
Laurie Walstrom
B: 1953-03-22
D: 2017-05-23
View Details
Walstrom, Laurie

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
1025 Carpenter Ave.
P.O. Box 250
Iron Mountain, MI 49801
Phone: (906) 774-6166
Fax: (906) 774-6606

Death Certificates

Perhaps the single most important document you’ll need in the coming weeks, the death certificate is important for:

Legal Reasons: The death certificate is a permanent legal record of the fact of death. State agencies always stipulate that a death certificate is to be filed. It provides important information about:  the decedent, the cause of death, and final disposition.  

This information is used in the application for insurance benefits, settlement of pension claims, and transfer of title of real and personal property.  The certificate is prima facie evidence of the fact of death and, therefore, can be introduced in court as evidence when a question about the death arises.

Personal Reasons: The death certificate in many cases provides family members with closure, peace-of-mind, and documentation of the cause of death. It also provides peace-of-mind by facilitating efficient processing of needed benefits as those described above.

Vital Statistics Reasons: The death certificate is the source for state and national mortality statistics.  It is needed for a variety of medical and health-related research efforts. It is used to determine which medical conditions receive research and development funding, to set public health goals and policies, and to measure health status at local, state, national, and international levels. This data is valuable as a research tool and by influencing research funding.

Before the business and legal issues of the estate can be pursued, it will be necessary to obtain certified copies of the death certificate. You can order them from:

  1. Your Funeral Director
  2. The Registrar of Vital Statistics in your area

It is always better to order a few more than what you think you will need. Most agencies will only accept certified death certificates and not photocopies.

In some cases, there may be a need to obtain a certified copy of the death certificate without a cause of death. These certificates are needed to transfer the title on a house, mobile home, and automobile or in some cases for court procedures. You should make this request when ordering the certified copies.

If you have questions about obtaining copies of a Death Certificate, please call us. We’re here to assist you.

365 Days of Healing

Grieving doesn't always end with the funeral: subscribe to our free daily grief support email program, designed to help you a little bit every day, by filling out the form below.