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Mary Lea Herrmann
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Obituary for Mary Lea Herrmann

Mary Lea (Crocker) Herrmann, a resident of Clawson for 50 years, died March 31, 2018 at the age of 70 years. Mary Lea was born July 28, 1947 in McCook, Nebraska to Leo Kenneth and Gladys Louise (Grafel) Crocker.

Mary Lea was a 1964 graduate of Red Willow High School in McCook, Nebraska and attended Central Michigan University . She had a successful career for more than 20 years in various financial roles at the National Bank of Royal Oak, Michigan. After leaving the bank, Mary Lea joined Central Michigan University where she worked as the Business Services Coordinator, facilitating and securing new locations for extended degree learning until her retirement in 2013. Mary Lea was a member of the Clawson Jaycee’s and Christ Our Light Catholic Church in Troy, Michigan.

On December 26, 1966 Mary Lea married the love of her life Michael at St. Patrick’s Church in McCook, Nebraska. She is survived by her husband Michael, and daughters Marsha (James) Champion and Melissa Herrmann, 3 grandchildren; Aidan, Morgan and Hannah. Mary Lea is also survived by her siblings Shirley Ele, Thomas (Charlotte) Crocker, Deborah (Joseph) Blackmore and Ronald (Lisa) Crocker. It wouldn’t be right if we didn’t mention her “other grandson” Brody Champion, the golden retriever she loved so much.

Mary Lea loved BIG. She loved her family fiercely. She loved everyone without limits. She loved to make everyone around her feel like a million dollars, because that’s what you were to her. She loved to celebrate others every time the opportunity presented itself. She demonstrated her love through cooking and sharing her garden. She loved to brag about everyone she was so proud of. She loved her career and gave 1000%. She loved sharing, listening, and hearing stories, and she would reflect on them for years. She loved her Huskers, Chips, Spartans, Wolverines, and especially her Catholic Central Cougars.

Mary Lea was as special as they get. Her imprint is stamped with love on everything she touched, and our hearts are crying because she will be missed greatly.

Visitation will be 4 pm until 8 pm with a Rosary at 7 pm on Sunday April 8, 2018 at Gramer Funeral Home, 705 North Main Street (Livernois between 14 & 15-mile roads.) Clawson, Michigan 48017 Handicap entrance is located on the north side of the funeral home under the carport. Please call in advance if you would like assistance.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 10:30 am, instate at 10 am, at Christ Our Light Church 3077 Glouchester Troy, Michigan 48084.

Burial to follow at Oakview Cemetery in Royal Oak, Michigan.

Memorial Donations to:
Clawson United Methodist Church
Layette Ministry Program
205 North Main Street
Clawson, Michigan 48017
(248) 435-9090

Christ Our Light Church
3077 Glouchester Drive
Troy, Michigan 48084
(248) 649-5510

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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Gramer Funeral Home

705 North Main Street
Clawson, MI 48017





10:30 AM
Christ Our Light Church

3077 Glouchester Drive
Troy, Michigan 48084

Cemetery Details


Oakview Cemetery

1032 North Main Street
Royal Oak, Michigan 48073

Memorial Contribution

Christ Our Light Church

3077 Glouchester Drive
Troy, Michigan 48084

Clawson United Methodist Church - LAYETTE MINISTRY PROGRAM

205 North Main Street
Clawson, Michigan 48017

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