Compassionate Funeral Directors in Clawson & Shelby Township

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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!

Paul Gramer, President and Licensed Funeral Director

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

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.

Our Dedicated Staff

Karen Dubois, Office Manager

Howard Milkowski, Office Manager

Elizabeth Gramer, Concierge / Public Relations

Barbara Iseppi, Aftercare Counselor

Warner Iseppi, Funeral Assistant

Mark Burg, Funeral Assistant

Earl Howarth, Funeral Assistant

Ellen Jarboe, Funeral Assistant

Charles Palmer, Funeral Assistant

Mike Sherman, Funeral Assistant

Fay Palmer, Funeral Assistant

Debbie Forshey-Choma, Funeral Assistant

Steve Gordon, Grounds / Maintenance, Funeral Assistant

Linda Worback, Funeral Assistant

Green Burial Council Proud Member of the Green Burial Council

Thanks to all the Gramer staff for the beautiful job you did for our family. We are so happy we chose you as the funeral home. You were all so nice and comforting during our time of grief.