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.