January 15, 1950 - February 10, 2021
Jewel Ann Switala, 71, of Bay City, our funny, feisty, loyal, and most loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend was born into eternal life on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at The Carriage House. Jewel was born on January 15, 1950 in Bay City, the daughter of the late Ephraim and Jane (Hall) Houle. She graduated from Bay City Central High School and went on to obtain her Nursing Assistant Degree. On February 16, 1973, Jewel went on a blind date with John Switala. They hit it off instantly and were engaged on March 3, 1973 and married on June 30, 1973. Together they shared almost 48 wonderful years of marriage, three children, and countless memories. Jewel was a secretary at the Bay County Register of Deeds, a nursing assistant at Bay Shores Long Term Care Facility, and a Registrar at McLaren Bay Region. She was a dedicated parishioner of Our Lady of Czestochowa. In her free time, Jewel enjoyed making pinecone trees and wreaths, collecting Belleek Irish porcelain and Emmett Kelly Jr. clowns, and taking camping trips with her husband John, and as many kids as they could fit in the car. Above all, she absolutely loved time spent with her family. She will be missed very dearly for generations to come. Jewel leaves to cherish her memory, the love of her life, John; their three wonderful children, Jodi Crouse (Bob Laudensuager), Shannon Switala (Hamad Hamad), and Carl (Katherine Hunter-Switala) Switala. She was the most loving Mémé to Kyla Crouse, Amir Hamad, Amani Hamad, Iman Hamad, and Isabella Rae Keefe. Jewel also leaves her siblings, Barbara Bates and Jimmy Houle; siblings-in-law, Emily Houle, James (Stella) Switala, Michael (Pauline) Switala, Mary (Terry) Casper, Geraldine (Wally) Clark, Bonnie (Mike) Gibas, and Thomas (Charlene) Switala, along with many nieces, nephews, and friends. Jewel was welcomed home to heaven by her parents; brothers, Tim Houle and James Houle, and brother-in-law, Jim Bates. Jewel’s family will be present to receive visitors on Saturday, February 13, 2021 from 9:00 AM until the time of her 10:00 AM Funeral Liturgy at Our Lady of Czestochowa (St. Stanislaus Kostka Church), 1503 Kosciuszko Ave, Bay City. Fr. Richard Fillary will officiate with Rite of Committal to be held privately in St. Patrick Cemetery. Final arrangements have been entrusted to Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 821 N. Pine Rd., between Ridge & Center. Memorial contributions may be directed to the wishes of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.
Jewel Ann Switala, 71, of Bay City, our funny, feisty, loyal, and most loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend was born into eternal life on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at The Carriage House. Jewel was born on January 15,... View Obituary & Service Information
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