Helen M. “Mazie” Singsank, 88, of Dubuque, and formerly of Luxemburg, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, at Luther Manor in Dubuque.
Visitation was held from 2-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville. Visitation continued Saturday from 8-9 a.m. at Kramer Funeral Home prior to funeral services.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Luxemburg with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Noah Diehm officiated. Placing the pall was done by Janet Singsank, Lori Connolly and Julie Konzen. Lector was Lori Connolly and giftbearers were Lauren, Ava, Erica Jackson and Declan Kauder. Music was provided by Linda Bockenstedt and Eucharistic ministers were Joyce Scherner, Donna Nuti and Jan Sigwarth. Pallbearers were Matt, Logan and Quinton Hoefler, Doug Jackson, Bob and Jim Sigwarth.
Helen was born Dec. 12, 1930, in Rickardsville, the daughter of John and Clara (Merkes) Klein. She married Gerald A. Singsank Oct. 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 free time, she enjoyed knitting and 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 three 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; seven 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, N.J., 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.