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Our Staff

John P. Cane

Manager/Funeral Director

John is a fourth generation Funeral Director and lifelong resident of Ontonagon. He graduated from Ontonagon Area High School with the Class of 1986, attended Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI and graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, Illinois.

John joined his father, Lyal Cane at the funeral home in 1992, working with him for several years before his passing. 

He is very active in the community. Currently John is serving as an Ontonagon County Commissioner; with the Ontonagon Volunteer Fire Department; the Ontonagon Men’s Association and with the Norwich Country Club.

Previously John was a member of the Ontonagon Memorial Hospital Board, serving as president for several years, Ontonagon/White Pine Rotary Club where he had served as president and the Ontonagon Village Council.

During his free time, he enjoys volunteering with Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly, walking along the shores of Lake Superior, and spending time with his three children Joseph, Olivia and Natalie.


Pattie Roehm

Business Manager

Pattie comes to us with a strong administrative assistant background, including management with a multi state dental company.

She resided in Portland, OR until spring of 2019 when she moved back to Ontonagon to care for family.

She looks forward to establishing a strong relationship with the community and getting settled in.

She enjoys the beach, gardening and spending time with her family.


Joseph Szymanski

Assistant Funeral Director

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