Pauline Switalski

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Pauline “Polly” Switalski, a loving wife, mother, sister, and grandmother, passed away peacefully at home on June 16, 2022, at the age of 88.

She was born on April 10th, 1934, to Roman and Blanche Latuszek, in Johannesburg, MI.

Pauline worked in her younger years at the Otsego Ski Club, Essex Wire in Atlanta, and K-Byte in Gaylord. She was also a life-long member of St. Mary’s Parish. She always enjoyed family gatherings and is known for her baking skills, without ever needing a recipe. Everyone loved her apple pie. She was a great housewife and mother who also enjoyed traveling with her husband, Roman, around Michigan and the United States “after the last cow left the farm and went to market.”  

Polly is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roman; and her siblings, Raymond Latuszek, and Rose Coultes.

She is survived by her eight children, Doreen (Reg) Wilson of Atlanta, MI, Daniel (Alyce D.) Switalski of Tacoma, WA, Deborah (Michael) McGilton of Johannesburg, MI, Douglas (Susan) Switalski of LeMars, IA, Dawn (Clark) Dowker of Johannesburg, MI, David (Donna M.) Switalski of Pleasant Grove, CA, Duane (Joan) Switalski of Johannesburg, MI, and Diane (James) Russo of Palmer, AK; fourteen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Irene Borowiak and Frank (Mary) Latuszek; sisters-in-law, Julia Prusakiewicz, Lucille Dombkowski, Anna Switalski; and brother-in-law, Stanley Switalski. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, June 23, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. from St. Mary Cathedral in Gaylord. Visitation will begin before Mass at 10:00 a.m. and burial will be held at Resurrection Cemetery following the Mass.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gaylord Hospice of Michigan or to the Johannesburg 4th of July Firework Celebration by following the links provided below Pauline’s picture.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

5 comments on “Pauline Switalski”

  1. Our family is sending our condolences and prayers.
    What a sweet lady Pauline was, with a smile and caring heart!

  2. Geriann Ellison

    Dawn and family,
    We are sad to hear of your mom’s passing. Many prayers to you and your family. David and Geriann Ellison

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