Rose M. Cameron

IRON MOUNTAIN – Rose “Dee” M. Cameron, 79, of Iron Mountain, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, after a lengthy illness, at home with her devoted husband of 44 years by her side.

She was born Jan. 29, 1934, in Negaunee, daughter of the late Tony and Georgina (Steede) Certo.

Dee married Keith Cameron on Feb. 1, 1969. They resided in Iron Mountain. While the kids were in school, Dee worked in the cafeteria at St. Mary and St. Joseph Catholic Church. She was an active member there and in the adult choir where she sang for many years. Dee was a longtime volunteer for the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

She is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Keith; three sons, Marc Stafford of Arlington, Wis., Michael Stafford of Green Bay, Wis., Daniel Stafford of Arlington; one daughter, Toni Marie (Don) Kozlowski of Stephenson; one brother, Nino Certo of Ishpeming; nine grandchildren, Christine (Jimmy) Jenkins, Benjamin, Eric, Joshua Kozlowski and fiance (Vicky Johnson), Katelyn (Kyle) Kubacki, Jacob, Bailey, Melissa and Tanya Stafford; four great-grandchildren, James and Max Jenkins, Trevon Stafford and Kameron Kubacki; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Amber Rose Stafford; Keith’s parents, Albert and Josephine Quick; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Grace and Ingram (Ingy) Liljestrand, Antonette (Robert) Saxwold and Antonette’s second husband, Joseph Prior; brother and sister-in-law, Joseph (Nonie) Certo; one sister-in-law, Abbie Certo; and two nephews, Erv Kuensh and Clyde Certo.

Visitation will be on Friday from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St. Mary and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Iron Mountain. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 4:30 p.m. at the church. Rev. Daniel Zaloga will officiate.

Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Dee, or leave a condolence for her family online at

The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron Mountain, to honor Dee’s legacy of life.