History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our Valued Staff

Jack L Reid

Jack L Reid, Founder

Jack graduated from Wayne University, Dept. of Mortuary Science and served his residency in Pontiac, MI. He was co-owner of a funeral home in Oxford, MI. until he accepted a position with an international pharmaceutical firm and was promoted to national sales trainer and special representative for the United States. Prior to moving to the U.P., he was a supervisor and trainer for General Motors, returning to college to obtain an additional Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Administration from University of Michigan. He served his health care internship at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Flint, MI. A resident of the U.P. for over 30 years, Jack provided locum tenens manager coverage for over 25 funeral homes in the U.P. and Lower Michigan. He established the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel in 2000 to serve the greater Baraga County Area. Jack held mortuary science licenses in Michigan, Wisconsin, and North Carolina. Jack was a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the Michigan Funeral Directors Association, and was a past president for the Upper Pennisula District 10. He was a member of the L'Anse Eagles Club, the Ottawa Sportsmans Club and was a charter member and one of the founders of the Baraga County Chamber of Commerce where he served on the Board of Directors for three years. He was also a past board member of the Western U.P. Michigan Works Organization.

Jack passed away May 13, 2016. He is survived by his loving wife Betty, children Jeff (Lora) Reid, Scott (Rob Gibson) Reid, Lisa (Douglas) Atkins, grandson Tyler Klein, other family members and many friends.


Dawn R.  Supanich

Dawn R. Supanich, Office Manager and Funeral Service Associate

Dawn is a lifetime resident of L'Anse and a 1982 graduate of L'Anse High School. She is a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, L'Anse, and the L'Anse Women's Bowling League. Dawn has a son Anthony and 2 granddaughters, Brynn who was born July 31, 2007, and Scarlett who was born January 14, 2012. She has been associated with the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel since its opening in 2000. Dawn serves as a funeral service associate and office coordinator. Her personal grief experiences are helpful in understanding and caring for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one.


Harry Farley

Harry Farley, Manager