Obituary: Richard Switon, 87. of Ludington.

January 25, 2021

Rich Switon

Obituary: Richard Switon, 87. of Ludington.

Richard J. Switon, 87, of Ludington, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2021. He was born October 4, 1933 in Milwaukee, Wis. to Michael and Charlotte (Pietras) Switon. Rich attended St. Cyril and Methodius Catholic School.  He married the late Barbara Gaskell on June 25, 1960 in Wauwatosa, Wis. He retired from Dow Chemical as an operator specialist after 18 years with the company.  He was affiliated with the Community Church in Ludington. Rich loved playing golf, especially with his grandson, Mike and he enjoyed bowling; he was very proud of the 300 game he had.  Rich’s family was everything to him and he loved spending time with them.

Rich will be greatly missed by his daughter, Kathleen Bromley of Ludington; his grandchildren, Michael (Rebecca) Heemstra and Crystal Walkley; his great-grandchildren, Evan, Annika, and Noah Heemstra, Taylor, Abby, and Brooke Lebrun; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Rich was preceded in death by his wife, Barb, in 2005, his daughter, Terri Clark, his brothers, Leonard and Robert Switon, and his son-in-law, Paul Bromley.

A private family service will be held Friday, January 29, 2021 at 4 p.m. at the Community Church. Friends are welcome to join the family via live stream at A public celebration of life will be held at a later date. Rich will be laid to rest next to his wife at Lakeview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the church or Harbor Hospice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington,


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