8/20/2016 – Ferne C. Switzer, LaFargeville

The Graveside Service for Mrs. Ferne C. Switzer, age 79, who died Friday, August 19th, will be at 1pm on Wednesday, Sept. 7th, at Grove Cemetery in LaFargeville with Reverend Don Briant Officiating. A reception will follow from 3-6pm at the C-Way Restaurant in Clayton.

Ferne was born February 13th, 1937, in Clayton, the daughter of Merton and Nellie DeJordon Stevens. She graduated from Clayton High School.

On September 24th, 1955, she married Lloyd Switzer in Clayton. Lloyd died May 29th, 2010.

Ferne owned and operated The LA Diner for over 20 years.

She was a member of the LaFargeville American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

Fern enjoyed flowers and especially spending time with her grandkids.

Surviving are two daughters, Jayne and her companion Brad Jackson of Barnes Corners, and Gayla (Donald) Armstrong of LaFargeville; two sons, Jay Switzer of Cleveland Ohio, and Robert (Carla) Switzer of LaFargeville; three grandchildren; one great grand daughter; nieces and nephews.

One brother Merton (Sonny) and two sisters, Berta Kessler and Arlene Fults, all of Clayton, died before her.


  1. Karen Davis Posted

    I’m so sorry to read about Ferne’s death. She was so nice to me after my husband’s death! I know she leaves fond memories for friends and family. Praying God will you peace.

  2. Lynn Kelsey Posted

    So sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you.
    Lynn Kelsey and Butch Simpson

  3. Sherry Olmstead Ledford Posted

    I am so sorry to hear that Ferne passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you all; Gayla, Jayne, Jay, Bobby and families. She was an amazing woman, she will be missed by us all.

  4. Dalys wells Montanye Posted

    To the Switzer family,
    We are so sorry about your mom’s passing. Stay strong for one another.
    Your mom was a great person!! She will be missed dearly.
    God bless to you all
    Hugs from Maria Wells and family

  5. Patti Fish Posted

    So sorry for your loss. She was a great woman and will be missed.

  6. Gwen Kirkby Posted

    Deeply sorry for your loss, May Gods love bring you comfort,

  7. Rita and Marcus Posted

    I am so sad to hear of your mom’s passing. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. May you find peace…..

  8. Devon Brown Posted

    I am terribly sorry for your loss. My fiancé and I send our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.

  9. Bill Caswell Posted

    My mom and dad both thought the world of your mom and dad. She was always so nice to my family and me. Living across the street was a joy. Your parents were easy to love and respect. I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ll miss your mom, her humor, and her friendship.

  10. Ula and Art Alton Posted

    we were so very sorry to learn of your mon’s death. We will never forget the times she took our son to professional wrestling matches!! He loved going with her almost as much as the wrestling! Another great memory is the memory of the holiday pies she made sometimes for Art. We will not forget her. Our thoughts are with all of you–the wonderful family she raised!

    Ula and Art

  11. i am very sorry to hear of your beloved one.The Furgison family

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