Compassionate Funeral Directors in Clawson & Shelby Township


As a family-owned funeral home, we understand that families come first. Our professional staff is dedicated to helping families through times of loss with the utmost sensitivity and attention to detail. Our boutique-style service is unique and unparalleled in this area!

The Gramer Funeral Home professionals pride themselves on meeting all of your needs and exceeding your expectations. Many of our staff live and are active in the communities and churches we serve. Our community involvement and membership in the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) and the Michigan Funeral Directors Association (MFDA) has contributed to our reputation as leaders in our community and our profession.

Gramer Funeral Home: Large Enough to Serve You, Small Enough to Know You!


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Paul Gramer President and Licensed Funeral Director
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Brooke N. Latorre Licensed Funeral Director
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Karen Dubois Office Manager
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Elizabeth Gramer Concierge / Public Relations
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Barbara Iseppi Aftercare Counselor
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Warner Iseppi Funeral Assistant
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Mark Burg Funeral Assistant
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Earl Howarth Funeral Assistant
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Ellen Jarboe Funeral Assistant
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Mike Sherman Funeral Assistant
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Debbie Forshey-Choma Funeral Assistant

Paul Gramer

President and Licensed Funeral Director
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Paul began working with his father in 1988 and became President in 1996. He has lived in Royal Oak, Clawson, and Troy his whole life, graduating from Bishop Foley High School and receiving his degree in mortuary science from Wayne State University in 1990, in which he was class president.

Active in the community and in his profession, Paul is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association and past president of the Michigan Funeral Directors Association, District VI. He is a member of the Rotary Club and has received the Paul Harris Award, which is the most prestigious honor given by Rotary International. He is also a member of the Lions Club, Clawson/Troy Coalition, and the Bishop Foley High School Alumni, Madison Heights.

Paul is married to Elizabeth and is the proud father of two daughters, Samantha and Abigail. Paul and Elizabeth are active and supportive parents, volunteering as the vice presidents of the Parents Group at school, president of the Dads Club, and supportive of all the ongoing activities there. When not at work, Paul enjoys traveling, camping, hiking, and just being outside.

Brooke N. Latorre

Licensed Funeral Director
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Brooke is a Licensed Funeral Director and a 2004 graduate of Wayne State University’s School of Mortuary Science. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mortuary science. Born and raised in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Brooke knew at a very young age that she was meant to become a funeral director. Her true passion and care for those in need is what led her to a life in funeral service. She feels blessed and honored and is very committed to serving families.

Brooke is a member of the Michigan Embalmers Society, National Funeral Directors Association, and the Michigan Funeral Directors Association.

Brooke is married to Nick, and, in her spare time, she enjoys running marathons, dancing, traveling, and cooking.

Karen Dubois

Office Manager
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Elizabeth Gramer

Concierge / Public Relations
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Barbara Iseppi

Aftercare Counselor
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Warner Iseppi

Funeral Assistant
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Mark Burg

Funeral Assistant
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Earl Howarth

Funeral Assistant
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Ellen Jarboe

Funeral Assistant
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Mike Sherman

Funeral Assistant
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Debbie Forshey-Choma

Funeral Assistant
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