Marie B. Hermanson, age 96, of 5178 31st Lane, Rock, MI died Sunday evening March 20, 2005 at the Christian Park Health Care Center in Escanaba where she was a resident.
Marie was born July 16, 1908 in Gladstone the daughter of Henry and Phena (Feets) Druding. Marie and her husband owned and operated the St. Nicholas Store for many years. Her husband Leslie preceded her in death on November 11, 1993.
1 Son: Larry (Danielle) Hermanson of Arlington Heights, IL
3 Grandchildren: Larry Hermanson of Sugar Land, Texas; Corey (Julie) Hermanson of Palatine, IL; Debbie (Bob) Schultz of Palatine, IL
5 Great Grandchildren: Shaunte, Trinity, Katrinia, Arlan and Hayden
In addition to her parents and husband Leslie, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter Joann.
Private visitation was held on Tuesday with services following with Rev. Joanne Bartelt of the Memorial United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery in Gladstone.
What can comfort youWhen a loved one is lost,
What can calm you
When no words know how,
What can guide you
When you re not sure which way to go,
What can uplift you
When you can t see this trial s end?
Only the arms of the Lord
And the prayers of a friend.
Larry, as my second cousin, I wish to give comfort to you and your family during this difficult time of loss. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the family for the terrible loss of your dear, sweet mother, Marie.
I do have many fond memories of your mom, Aunt Marie and Uncle Les at the store when I was younger, and all the great times at the store with all the candy choices and goodies at my disposal. My parents, Yvonne and Norman Earl Druding were truly helped out by the generosity and assistance both your parents provided them while we were very young, and for that I am most grateful. Your mom was a wonderful, kind, great lady and always had a smile for everyone, as I remember as a very young boy. I hold these memories dear, when I reminisce of the good ole days.
If there is anything I can do to support or assist in any way, please feel free to contact me.
Most sincerely with heartfelt sympathy and love,
915 Crigger Road
Gambrills, MD 21054-1001