Funeral homes rise to answer COVID demand

JACOBSON–staff includes, l-r, Funeral Assistant Mike Bianco, Apprentice Funeral Director Courtney Clisch, Licensed Funeral Director/Owner Susan Jacobs and Funeral Assistant Tom Brunet.

by Nancy Besonen
Area funeral homes are rising to the challenge of increasing COVID-19 mortality rates in Baraga County. Jacobson Funeral Home and Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, both of L’Anse, are keeping apace and continuing to provide services in a timely manner. Susan Jacobs, Licensed Funeral Director and owner at Jacobson, said the local death rate has risen about 12 percent since the virus
hit.“ We’ve been busy because there have been so many deaths,” said Dawn Supanich, Funeral Service Representative and Office Manager at Reid. “Traditional services are down regarding  gatherings. People don’t want to gather because of the pandemic.” To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.