Mary Rita Gierman

April 16th, 1938 to August 10th, 2018

Mary Rita Gierman, 80, of Marysville, died Friday, August 10, 2018,

She was born April 16, 1938 in Detroit to the late Angus and Theresa McCaskill. She married Lee A. “Pete” Gierman on August 2, 1968. He preceded her in death on May 11, 1999.

Mary Rita was a lifelong Port Huron area resident and graduated from St. Stephen Catholic High School in 1956. She was employed at Michigan Bell Telephone Company for 13 years and was an active member of Holy Trinity Parish - St. Stephen Catholic Church. She was an avid University of Michigan football fan and loved watching football and being with her family.

She is survived by her son, Christopher Gierman; three daughters, Lee Anne (Dennis) Shannon, Jill Gierman and Linda (Jeff) LaMonica; ten grandchildren; her sister, Joan Crimmins; her nephew; and her four nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents; her father and mother-in-law, Lee and Elizabeth Gierman; and brother-in-law, Tom Crimmins.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Thursday in Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home. A Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.

Mrs. Gierman will lie in state at Holy Trinity Parish - St. Stephen Catholic Church on Friday, August 17, 2018 from 10 a.m. until the Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. The Very Reverend Salvatore Palazzolo, K.H.S., will officiate.

The Rite of Committal will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Parish - St. Stephen Catholic Church.

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