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Jack C. Gerwin, Sr.

Age: 83

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Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2005 12:00 am

Jack C. Gerwin, Sr., Jack C. Gerwin, Sr., 83, of Gladwin, beloved father,

grandfather and Great grandfather, went home to be with his

Lord on Sunday, April 17, 2005, surrounded by his loving

family. The son of the late Harry F. and Emma W. (Beneke)

Gerwin, Jack was born Aug. 29, 1921 in Oak Park, Illinois.

He attended St. John’s Military Academy and served in the

U.S. Army during WWII. He later attended General Motors


Jack married Virginia L. Carlson on June 16, 1944, with

whom he celebrated 60 wonderful years of marriage. She

predeceased him Oct. 29, 2004.

He was employed at Electro Motors in LaGrange, Illinois, a

division of General Motors. Jack was instrumental in

bringing safety to Saginaw Steering Gear when he

transferred here in 1953 to the newly formed position of

Safety Director, from which he retired in 1981. He served as

the Safety Council President for the State of Michigan for

several years.

He was a past member of Zion Lutheran Church in Saginaw

where he served several terms as president. He was a

member of Peace Lutheran Church in Saginaw, also

serving as president of their congregation, and Our Savior

Lutheran Church in Gladwin. He was an avid stamp

collector and gardener and enjoyed tennis, golf and cards.

He was a member of Sugar Springs Golf Club and had

served as the first secretary for the Men’s Golf League. Jack

and Virginia developed the memorial gardens at Sugar

Springs for everyone with their two grandsons, Scott and

Jacob Gerwin, in mind.

Surviving are four sons and three daughters, Jack Gerwin,

Jr. and his special friend Eleanor Medina, M.D., of

Bloomfield Hills, Echo (David) Kabobel of Saginaw, Allen

Gerwin and his special friend Kris Flora of Saginaw, Kirk

(Kathleen) Gerwin of Midland, Wendy (Ralph) Zeitler, Paul

(Lori) Gerwin, and Erica (David) Russell, all of Saginaw; 17

grandchildren and their spouses, Ebony, Richard, Jack III,

Brooke, Cory, Ashley, Kelly, Lindsey, Heather, Andrea, Kirk

E., Adam, Brandi, Jenny, Summer, Kayla and Zachary; and

seven Great grandchildren, Haley, Brady, Natalie, Justin,

Michael, Kallie and Sawyer. Jack was preceded in death by

two grandsons, Scott and Jacob Gerwin.

Funeral services will take place at noon on Thursday, April

21 at Peace Lutheran Church, 3427 Adams Street in

Saginaw. Pastor Robert Eggers will officiate. Interment will

follow in Oakwood Cemetery where military services will be

conducted by American Legion Post #439. Friends may call

at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between

Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on

Wednesday from 1-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m., and at Peace

Lutheran Church on Thursday from 11 a.m. until the time of

the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may

wish to consider memorials to Peace Lutheran Church, Our

Savior Lutheran-Gladwin, or Sugar Springs Memorial Fund.