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March 23, 1945 – August 1, 2022

Donald Singer, age 77, of St. Michael passed away on Monday, August 1, 2022 at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, battling Parkinson’s for fifteen years and underlying conditions.

He was born on March 23, 1945 in Eureka, South Dakota the son of William Sr. & Bertha Quenzer Rathke Singer.

Donald grew up on his parent’s farm twelve miles west of Eureka.

He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and was a member of Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Maple Grove.

In September of 1964, he came to Minneapolis and found work in various places as a chrome buffer and  a frame straightener, construction laborer and then a carpenter.

Donald eventually started his own business We Care Construction in the early 1980’s and then Singer Construction Incorporated.   Singer Construction remodeled older homes for the City of Minneapolis and the surrounding area.

On May 30, 1965, Donald Singer and Dellas Rohrbach were joined in holy marriage at The Evangelical United Brethren Church in Artas, South Dakota.    God blessed their marriage with a son and a daughter.

Donald enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.  He enjoyed snowmobiling in his younger years and was also fond of traveling with his corvette, trips with the motorcycle group, taking many cruises, playing bingo, pull tabs and spending winters in Arizona.

Survived by his loving wife of fifty-seven years: Dellas; a son: Deon (Lori) Singer of Rogers; a daughter: Desarae Sweeney of Mesa, Arizona and fiancé Todd Lorang; three grandchildren: Shelby Singer of Mason, Ohio, Zachary Singer and Shane Singer both of Rogers; siblings: Jane Richardson of Moreno Valley, California, William “Bill” (Dianna) Singer of Rapid City, South Dakota, Thomas (Judy) Singer of Mobridge, South Dakota and Judy Tobin of Pierre, South Dakota and special friend Franci Taft; many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents William Singer, Sr. on April 14, 1977, Bertha Singer on December 15, 1998, parents-in-law Herbert Rohrbach on January 6, 1994 & Esther E. Rohrbach on June 15, 2005, a sister Darlain Deibert on November 19, 2003 and by a brother Jerald Singer on April 26, 2006.

5 Guestbook Entries

  1. David hessevick

    Don I will miss your smirk, times at bingo, pull tab, Vegas,…rest in peace my friend!

  2. Sue and Bob Lipson

    Bob and I were sorry to learn of Don’s passIng. We know all your wonderful memories will make you smile and be of comfort to you and your family in the days ahead.

    Sue and Bob Lipson

  3. Ken Fischer

    Dalles. My deepest condolences on the loss of a loved one.

  4. Ron and Ruby Gab

    So sorry for your loss, always enjoyed visiting with Don at Eureka tractor pulls

  5. Tom and Mary Rohrich

    So sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed our visits. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family.


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