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Bernard LaFernier

July 12, 1949 ~ February 10, 2019 (age 69)


Bernard “Ben” LaFernier, age 69 of Baraga, MI passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at The Lighthouse in Hancock, MI.

He was born July 12, 1949 in Baraga son of Bernard and Virginia (Kunick) LaFernier Sr. Ben was in the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam War. He worked for Donnie Santti logging in the woods. Ben enjoyed going to the casino, long drives listening to music, gathering at the camp around campfires with his family and friends. Ben loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, or just relaxing at the gorge.

Surviving are is daughter Jennifer Bellaire of Visalia, CA; grandchildren, Caitlyn Bellaire of Fresno, CA, Dominick Vigil, Desiree Vigil, Julian Vigil all of Visalia, CA; aunts, Anne Swartz of Baraga, Frances Chartier of Fremont, MI; brother-in-law Robert “Gumba” Manning of Baraga; nieces and nephews, Tina Durant of Baraga, Maura Holma of Covington, Karin Adams of Baraga, Heidi Larson of Kingsford, Toni Sypniewski of Howell, MI, Renee McCoy of WE, Mandy LaFernier of Ontonagon, Jerod LaFernier of Crystal Falls, and Jimmy LaFernier of L’Anse.

Preceding him in death are his parents; sister Kathy LaFernier Manning; and brother Jerry LaFernier; and a great granddaughter Aerabella Jade Bellaire.

Per his request no funeral service will be held. The Jacobson Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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