Obituary of Helen Mary Singsank
Helen M. “Maizie” Singsank, 88 of Dubuque, and formerly of Luxemburg passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at Luther Manor in Dubuque.
Visitation will be held from 2 – 7 pm Friday, August 9, 2019, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville. Visitation will continue Saturday from 8 – 9 a.m. at Kramer Funeral Home prior to funeral services.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, August 10, 2019, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Luxemburg with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Noah Diehm will officiate.
Helen was born December 12, 1930, in Rickardsville, Iowa the daughter of John and Clara (Merkes) Klein. She married Gerald A. Singsank on October 15, 1952, in Rickardsville. Together they farmed on the Singsank home farm near Luxemburg until moving to town and opening Singsank Upholstery. Helen was a “Jane of all trades” decorating cakes, driving a school bus, serving on the Ertl Credit Union Board and the Dubuque County Fair Board for 22 years. In her pass time she enjoyed knitting & crocheting items which she sold at the Farmers Market for many years. Helen also worked as an inspector at the Ertl Toy Co. from 1975 – 1996.
Survivors include 3 children: Janet Singsank of New Vienna, Lori Connolly of Marion and Pat Singsank of Burlington; grandchildren: Rachel Besch, Melissa Kauder, Matt (Kristi), Logan (Courtney) and Quinton Hoefler, and Carrie (Doug) Jackson; 7 great grandchildren: Lauren, Ava and Erica Jackson, Declan and Kaliope Kauder, Liam and Emma Hoefler, Aden Besch-Finn, Blake Pergande and Waylon Lumley; a brother, Theodore (Norma) Klein of Clinton, NJ, and in-laws: Marina Klein of Dubuque, Eileen Dingbaum of Dyersville and Jane Singsank of Dubuque.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Gerald in 2018, a son, Joe Singsank, a grandson, Eric Connolly; siblings: John Klein, Marcellus Klein, Dolores (Werner) Sigwarth, Eldon (Clara & Betty) Klein and Aloysius (Joanie) Klein; in-laws: Delores (Ray) Hirtz, Dr. Clarence Singsank, Gilbert (Mercedes) Singsank, Marce (Harry) Steffen, Irvin (Virgie) Singsank, and Mae (Alphonse) Pasker and Alver Dingbaum.
The family would like to thank Luther Manor and Hospice of Dubuque (especially Jeanette) for their loving, compassionate care of Mom.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com.
Mass of Christian Burial
Interment at: Holy Trinity Cemetery
Parish Vigil Service
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