Joan Gramlich

Obituary of Joan Dale Gramlich

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Joan “Judy” Dale Mundy was born in Monroe, Michigan on January 18, 1948.  She was born from the union of Elmer Mundy and Della Cleo (Sweat) Mundy.  She attended Monroe High School and graduated with the Class of 1967.

Joan was blessed with the birth of a daughter:  Amy.  For thirty years, she was employed by the Monroe County Intermediate School District as a Teacher’s Aide.  Joan loved working with children and helping those with disabilities. 

A woman of devout faith, Joan was a long-time member of Evergreen Acres Missionary Church, and later attended Frenchtown Missionary Baptist Church.  She was a very dedicated and beloved member of both congregations and enjoyed serving in several different capacities from general ministry to funeral dinners, and Vacation Bible School.  She made many lifelong friends, as the Frenchtown Ladies recently came and visited with her.

Joan invested all her time into church and family.  She loved making memories with her grandchildren: Kayleigh and Logan.  She was a constant presence in their lives, frequently attending their events, and always willing to babysit her grandchildren. 

Joan loved going to the movies or hanging out at Jeanne's house.  She made several epic trips to Tennessee and enjoyed vacationing with Pauline.

Joan Dale Gramlich, age 76 of Monroe passed away at 5:40pm on Monday; May 6, 2024, at Wellspring Lutheran Services.  Her passing was preceded by her parents; a sister: Pauline Zeitz; two brothers: Frank Mundy and Clifford Mundy; a brother-in-law: Anthony Paolino; and two nephews: Toma Paolino and Scotty Fisher.

To cherish her memory, she leaves a daughter: Amy Caye Randall of Monroe; two sisters: Clara (Milton) Fisher and Vickie Paolino both of Monroe; and two grandchildren: Kayleigh Randall and Logan Randall both of Monroe.

Friends may gather from 3:00pm until 8:00pm on Wednesday; May 8, 2024, at Merkle Funeral Service, South Monroe; 14567 South Dixie Highway, Monroe, Michigan 48161 (734) 241-7070.  A Celebration of Her Life will be held at 10:00am on Thursday; May 9, 2024, also at Merkle’s with her Great Nephew Gaetano “Guy” Paolino officiating.  Procession will follow to Roselawn Memorial Park in LaSalle for burial.

Memorials in her honor are suggested to Wellspring Lutheran Services.  Online guests may leave words of inspiration and comfort or share a photo by visiting


Gathering for Joan Dale Gramlich

3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Merkle Funeral Service, South Monroe
14567 South Dixie Highway
Monroe, Michigan, United States
(734) 241-7070

Celebration of Life for Joan Dale Gramlich

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday, May 9, 2024
Merkle Funeral Service, South Monroe
14567 South Dixie Highway
Monroe, Michigan, United States
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Joan Gramlich

1948 - 2024

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