Our Family History
The company has remained family owned and operated continuously, through six generations. Prior to Fred’s death in 1996, four generations of Cases worked together, a fact of which they are indeed proud. Ownership of the company now rests in the fifth generation of Julie Case Swieczkowski, Corporate Secretary, Mary Lou Case, President and David B. Case, Vice-President.
Win L. Case
Win L. Case, Fred’s son, remembers the years following World War II, when as a young man, he made many trips to the Potter Street Station and to the Michigan Central Station on West Genesee to bring home the bodies of young soldiers returned from overseas. He graduated from Arthur Hill High School in 1949. He studied at Dartmouth College, the former Bay City Junior College and completed his schooling at Wayne State University School of Mortuary Science in 1956, graduating at the top of his class. Throughout his career, Win has seen the funeral profession rise to many occasions in order to better serve bereaved families, including pre-arrangement and pre-payment of funeral goods and services, the aging of the baby-boomer generation and its desire for more personalized service, and the use of the internet. Win also is an avid fisherman, life member of the Wm. B. Mershon Chapter of Trout Unlimited and had served on the national Board of Directors of Trout Unlimited. His community and civic activities included serving for many years on the Board of Directors of Citizens Bank and its predecessor, Second National Bank, and on the Swan Valley School Board. He had been an active member and officer of the Pioneer Club and a member of the Fordney Club. He and his wife Mary (Richir) Case enjoy collecting antiques, especially Saginaw advertising. Many of their Saginaw antiques are on display at the Mackinaw Road location.
Mary Lou Case
Mary Lou Case graduated from Arthur Hill High School in 1971 and received her Bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University where she met her husband, Bill Snyder. She did graduate studies at Merrill Palmer Institute in Detroit prior to entering the Mortuary School at Wayne State University, becoming licensed in 1981. Mary Lou served two appointments to the Mortuary Science Licensing Board for the State of Michigan and has served on the Board of Directors of the Michigan Funeral Directors Association and various of its committees. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Harvey Randall Wickes Foundation, Child Abuse and Neglect Council, Great Lakes Bay Region (CAN), Visiting Nurse Special Services, and Saginaw Survivors of Suicide. She was a member and Past-President of Zonta Club of Saginaw.
David B. Case
David B. Case graduated with the first graduating class of Swan Valley High School in 1974. He met his wife, Sharon Leaman Case, there. David received his Bachelor of Science from Michigan Technological University in 1978 and later attended the Wayne State University School of Mortuary Science, receiving his license in 1982. He is actively involved on the Board of Directors of the Children’s Zoo and its long-range planning and development committees. David is an avid fisherman and hunter and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Wm. B. Mershon Chapter of Trout Unlimited. He enjoys annual hunting trips to South Dakota and spending time at his cottage with his wife, Sheri.
Julie Case Swieczkowski
Julie Case Swieczkowski graduated from Arthur Hill High School in 1969 and attended Michigan State University where she met her husband, Tim. She had worked with her family during high school and rejoined the firm in 1980. She enjoys assisting families with prearrangements, doing the company bookkeeping and was responsible for the development and implementation of computer use at the funeral home. Julie was also instrumental in the development of this web-site. Besides her interest in computers, Julie is active in several community and civic organizations. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Saginaw Community Foundation and a former member of the Board of Directors of Hidden Harvest. She is a member and Past President of the Lawyers Auxiliary of Saginaw County. She and her family enjoy MSU sports, especially football and basketball.
Timothy M. Swieczkowski
Tim was born and raised in the Detroit area. He is a graduate of University of Detroit High School (1970), Michigan State University (1974), and Thomas M. Cooley Law School (1979); and is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the Saginaw County Bar Association. Tim was employed by the County of Saginaw for over 27 years and retired in 2008 in order to join his family’s business. He enjoys golf, fly fishing and time spent at the lake.
Rebecca L. CaseMyers
Rebecca L. CaseMyers is the daughter of David B. and Sheri Leaman Case, and represents the sixth generation of the Case family working at W. L. Case and Company. She graduated from Hemlock High School in 2004. She received her Bachelor of Science from Michigan Technological University, where she met her husband Chris Myers. She received her Bachelor of Science in Mortuary Science from Wayne State University in 2009, becoming licensed in 2010. Rebecca is an avid photographer. She enjoys working with animals and conservancy groups. She volunteers with her father David at the Children's Zoo and Trout Unlimited.