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Howard Herriman

d. December 5, 2022


Howard Herriman

Howard Allen Herriman, 77, of Charlevoix, passed away on Monday, December 5, 2022 at home surrounded by his family.  He was born on November 6, 1945 in Bad Axe, MI, the son of Howard and Beatrice (Severn) Herriman.

Howie graduated from Charlevoix High School, and shortly thereafter, he enlisted in the United States Air Force.  After proudly serving his country for four years, he returned to Charlevoix and began working at the cement plant where he retired from after 35 years. 

Howie was well known for his specially made birdhouses with hand-picked stones from beaches in the area as well as from Grand Marais.  He looked forward to the snow each year as that meant he not only got to plow his own driveway, but the rest of the neighborhood as well.  He loved eagles and collecting them, driving his classic Pontiac Solstice around town, and spending the day on nickel slots at the casino.  He also coached little league baseball in Charlevoix for several years when his son was playing.

On April 10, 2010, Howie married Darlene (Wixson) Herriman, who survives.  Also surviving is his son, Tommy (Terri) Herriman of Charlevoix; three step-children, Dan (Elaine) Broman of Alanson, Julie Broman (Tom Butcher) of North Carolina, and Tim (Kendra) Broman of Boyne City; four step-brothers, Ron (Elaine) Grunch of Boyne City, Rick (Nancy) Grunch of Charlevoix, Roger (Ethel) Grunch of Tennessee, and Russell (Jeannie) Grunch of Atlanta, GA; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews; and two special dogs, Max and Murphy.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Sharon Herriman whom he wed on June 7, 1969; two brothers, Nate Herriman and Duane Herriman; and two step-brothers, Robert Grunch and Roy Grunch.

Funeral services will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 9, at the Charlevoix Community Church of God.  Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, at the Charlevoix Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Charlevoix Area Humane Society, 614 Beardsley St., Boyne City, MI 49712.

Arrangements are in the care of the Charlevoix Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.  Please sign his online guestbook at

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