John Raymond Switalski

January 10, 1940April 14, 2018

John Raymond Switalski, 78, of Mason, Michigan, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Born January 10, 1940 in Manistee, Michigan he lived most of his life in Mason. John was preceded in death by his son James Switalski. John is survived by his wife of 55 years, Judith Ann (Shepard) Switalski; sons, Jerry Switalski and his wife Theresa (Homant) Switalski of Jackson, TN, Jack Switalski and Coleen Houghton of Stanton, MI and Alex Albertini and his wife Joanna of Aliso Viejo, CA; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sister, Kathy (Switalski) Emery and her husband Dick; and many more extended family. John worked 23 years at Motor Wheel and retired from the Ingham County Sheriff’s Department after 13 years of service. A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, April 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 1010 S. Lansing St., Mason, MI 48854. The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 4-8 p.m. at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 621 S. Jefferson St., Mason, MI 48854 and one hour prior to mass at the church. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Switalski family.


  • Jerry Switalski
  • Jack Switalski
  • Alex Albertini
  • Johnnie Switalski
  • Brandon Jernigan
  • Andrew Mateskon


  • Visitation Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, April 20, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Friday, April 20, 2018

John Raymond Switalski

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Mem and larr Halstead

April 18, 2018

There is so much to say about Big John. We met in 1973 and have been friends ever since. We've been through graduations marriages deaths and so many other things but for 45 years I knew John and Judy were there.
We visited them a couple of times in the last few years and stayed in their driveway in our motorhome. John was a special friend .
Love to all the family.

Norma Standley

April 17, 2018

We are so sad to hear of the news of the death of our dear friend and neighbor John. I will always be thankful for the wisdom and friendship that John shared with us as a family and our Son's Jess and Clint. Iron sharpens Iron and John was that Iron, helping to shape Jess and Clint into the strong men they are today. I'll never forget the time that I stopped by John and Judy's house with a car load of boys, movie was sold out and they didn't want to go back home. John and Jimmy had those boys rolling in laughter listening to them relive their deer hunting adventures and a story about some guy trying to fix a gas tank with a welder. I remember thinking that I will never forget this moment it way better than any movie I could have taken these boys to. I will never forget John and I will think of him waiting for us on the other side with Jimmy. Can't wait for that joyful reunion.