Bay City, Michigan
Our loving husband, father, grandfather and brother passed away Tuesday June 28, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region, age 73. He was born July 3, 1942 in Bay City to the late Valentine E. and Mary F. (Musielak) Switala. Val married Jennine M. Savage on February 14, 1986 and have celebrated over 30 years of marriage, she survives him. He retired from Steering Gear in 1999 after 34 years of dedicated service. Val was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Hyacinth Church, Muskrat Club, Fraternal Order of Eagles #1010, Elks Lodge #2731 and the Moose Lodge #2276 both in Florida. Val was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending his winters in Florida. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and found solace working in his yard and sitting on his swing.
Surviving besides his wife Jennine are seven children: Danny (Tina) Gee, Jassen (Melynda) Schweitzer, Bill (Wendy) Schweitzer, David, Brian, Kelli and Brad Switala, thirteen grandchildren: Theresa, Tom, Tiffany, Sarah, Amanda, Tia, Riley, Kaylee, Jayden, Dylan, Jax, Brady and Logan, three sisters: Rose (George) Kubczak, Geri (Art) Bukowski and Joan (Robert) Groch and one brother in-law Loyd Anderson. Val was predeceased by a sister, Rita Anderson.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday July 1, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Hyacinth Church. Fr. Rick Filary will celebrate Mass and private inurnment will be in Floral Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call at the church only on Friday, July 1, 2016 from 9:00 am until the time of Mass. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.” www.ambrosefuneralchapel.com