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Jack Maine

July 25, 1926 — October 5, 2022

Saginaw, Michigan

Jack Maine

The family of Jack Maine wishes to announce his passing on October 5, 2022, at the age of 96 years old.

Jack was a loving husband to Sally Jean (née Wacker) from Zilwaukee.  They were married for 51 years. He was the loving father to Kristine Maine.  He was the last surviving child of Clifford W. and Maude Maine.  Sally passed in December of 2020. Jack Maine’s siblings were Jennette, James and Richard.

Jack’s life centered around his business, first C.W. Maine and Sons which was located in Carrollton, and later expanded to include Industrial Coating, located in Bridgeport.

The original corporation of C. W. Maine was started by Jack's father, Clifford in 1924 in the garage of his home in Saginaw.  It expanded to Carrollton during the Depression years. C. W. Maine did mill work for people from Saginaw to the Straits of Mackinaw.  Jack learned the business during high school working for his father.

Right out of high school, Jack enlisted in the Army and was sent to Germany and promoted to Staff Sergeant. He was responsible for guarding German prisoners for a few months, then put in charge of a local Woodwork Cabinet Shop as part of the Army’s effort to restart the shattered German economy.  Upon returning home in September 1946, he began working for Clifford.  Clifford retired in 1963 and Jack took over C.W. Maine and Sons.

Jack was looking for new ideas to expand the business and a friend got him interested in doing various metal coatings. This led to the origination of Industrial Coating Inc.  With the purchase of one oven, he started doing work for Bay City Chevrolet, heat treating and spraying various automobile parts.  Being his own Sales Representative, he drove all over lower Michigan, Indiana and Illinois trying to get business. 

Jack also investigated working with injection molding and impregnating of wood. Tragically, a fire occurred at the Carrollton plant on January 14th, 1984. The tragedy led to the present property just off Dixie Highway, in Bridgeport.  Jack retired in December 2015 at the age of 89. 

Jack was very active in The Imperial Council of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine for North America. He often participated in many charitable actives with the Shrine to benefit the residents of Saginaw.  Jack was an avid hunter and bench-rest shooter, and conservator of forest on his and Sally’s property near Hale, Michigan. 

Surviving family members are daughter Kristine Maine, and Jack’s niece and nephews Kathleen, David, Clifford and James. He is dearly loved and will be missed by his daughter and friends.

Honoring Jack’s wishes cremation has taken place. A funeral service will take place at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at the W. L. Case & Company Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Road. Rev. Scott A. Muske will officiate. Family and friends are welcome to visit at the funeral home on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:15 a.m. Burial and Military Honors will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery under the auspices of the United States Army and American Legion Post #22. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Veteran Village USA or Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home or through www.casefuneralhome.com.  

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