Colette R. Herman

PALMER, MI. – Colette Rene Herman, 55, of Palmer, MI, died Thursday morning, September 19, 2013 in Corsicana, Texas.

Colette was born September 20, 1957 in Marquette to V. Paul and Mildred M. (DeRoche) Dobbs, graduated from Negaunee High School, Class of 1976, and was a lifelong area resident.

She was employed as a cook at Little Friends Daycare several years ago, always enjoying her time spent with the kids.

In her younger years, Colette played in the Negaunee women’s pool and softball leagues, and also liked playing pinball.

She enjoyed spending time at the camp on the Escanaba River, but most of all loved spending time with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren.

Surviving are her loving husband, Rick D. Herman; her father, V. Paul Dobbs; her daughter, Cheryl (Daniel Beltz) Herman of Marquette; her son, Dale (Cassie) Herman of Palmer; 2 grandchildren: Dominica and Anthony Herman; a sister, Angela Kivela of Negaunee; 2 brothers, Larry Dobbs of Negaunee Township and Joe Dobbs of Negaunee; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her mother on March 27, 2004.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Koskey Funeral Home with the date and time to be announced.

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