WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Rev. Fr. Ronald J. Skufca passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, from a heart attack at his home in West Palm Beach, Fla. He was 64 years of age.
Fr. Ron was preceded in death by his father, Joseph L. Skufca of Ishpeming.
He is survived by his mother, Margaret Skufca of Menominee; a brother, Roger (Patti Wheeler) of Houghton; a sister, Dianne (Mark) Ledel of Mammoth Lakes, Calif.; as well as extended family members and many friends.
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.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 3:30 p.m. Central Time, on Monday, May 13, 2013, in St. John Neumann Church in Spaulding with Fr. Michael Vichich and Fr. Mark Inglot as celebrants and priests of the diocese of Marquette as con-celebrants.
Visitation will be held in St. John Neumann Church from 2 p.m. until the time of Mass.
Fr. Ron's obituary may be viewed at bjorkandzhulkie.com where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.