In Memoriam

Sister Dorothea Gramlich, OP (Raymund Ann)


Sister Dorothea Gramlich, formerly known as Sister Raymund Ann, died on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 81 years of age and in the 63rd year of her religious profession with the Adrian Dominican Sisters.

Sister was born in Wyandotte, Michigan, to Lester and Dorothea (LaCourse) Gramlich. She graduated from Our Lady of Mercy School in Detroit, received a bachelor’s degree in English from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian; and earned a master’s in elementary education from De Paul University in Chicago. 

Sister Dorothea spent 41½ years ministering in education and other ministries in Elmwood Park, St. Charles, Joliet, and Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Southgate, Allen Park, Livonia, Lincoln Park, Wyandotte, Birmingham, Bingham Farms, and Redford, Michigan; and Des Moines, Iowa. She ministered for one year in transportation services for the Adrian Dominican Congregation in Adrian. 

Sister Dorothea became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in Adrian in 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Chuck. She is survived by four brothers: John (Andrea) Burgeson of Clinton Township and Mark (Diane) Burgeson of Rochester Hills, both in Michigan, and Greg (Rita) Burgeson of Rutherfordton, North Carolina; one sister, Ann Cane of Inkster, Michigan; loving nieces and nephews; and her Adrian Dominican Sisters.

Due to COVID-19 mitigation protocols, the Dominican Life Center is closed until further notice to all guests or visitors. All are welcome to participate in Sister’s wake and funeral via live stream.

The Vigil Prayer will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, in St. Catherine Chapel. A Word Service will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 27, 2021. Prayers of Committal will be held in the back of St. Catherine Chapel.

make a memorial giftMemorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan, 49221. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.


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Vigil for Sister Dorthea (Raymund Ann)

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Funeral for Sister Dorthea (Raymund Ann)

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Avatar  Sr. Pat aseltyne, IHM last monthReply

Sr. Dorothea lived with us, IHM"s, for several years at Gabriel Richard Convent in Riverview. She was an amazing woman as she ministered to others and kept us up on the latest news. Dorothea was not that well but kept up with her commitments and added joy to our community. She was devoted to her Dominican Community, her family and actually to everyone she met as she welcomed everyone to our home. Blessings on you, Dorothea as you entertain the souls who preceded you into Glory.

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