Herzler, Mary, Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Wellspring Lutheran Services at the age of 91 years. Mary Eileen Shipman was born on February 7, 1923 in Corunna, MI to the late Seymour and Mabel (Lyons) Shipman. She married Oliver Herzler, Jr. on April 28, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois. He preceded her in death on September 30, 2011. Mary graduated from Central Michigan University with a B.S. Degree. She taught school in Gladwin and Saginaw, teaching at the old Durand School and then second grade at Merrill Park School. She retired from the Saginaw School System in 1984 after teaching for 37 years. She was a member of Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel and Saginaw Association of Retired School Personnel. She was a member of Warren Ave. Presbyterian Church and taught Sunday school for several years. Surviving are her two sons and their spouses: Dr. Gary and Ann Herzler, Belmont, MI, Dr. Greg and Maryann Herzler, Saginaw, MI; three grandchildren: Cory (Jeff) Haeberle, Rockford, MI, Molly (Daniel) Borges, Saginaw, MI, and John Herzler and fiancée, Kelly Kretz, Royal Oak, MI; three great-grandchildren: Oliver, Marley, and Charlie Haeberle, Rockford, MI; and one sister, Lucile Strohmenger, Marshall, MI. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 65 years, Oliver; two sisters: Vivian Walch and Dorothy Kulvin; and one brother, Leighman Shipman. Following Mary’s wishes cremation has taken place. A private family Memorial Service is planned. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Wellspring Hospice, 100 Mayer, Frankenmuth, MI 48734. Arrangements entrusted to Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road. Please feel free to share your thoughts with Mary’s family at www.deislerfuneralhome.com.