Marilyn M. Singsime

July 23, 1934 — July 6, 2014

Marilyn M. SingsimeMarilyn M. Singsime, age 79, of Helenville passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014, at Alden Estates of Jefferson, surrounded by her family.

She was born July 23, 1934, in Waukesha, daughter of the late Gustave and Violet (Staab) Leipski. She married her high school sweetheart, Richard E. Singsime, on Aug. 20, 1952, in Waukesha. As a young couple, they enjoyed living in Biloxi, Miss., while Richard served in the U.S. Air Force. Following their return to Waukesha, they started their family. In 1970, Richard and Marilyn relocated to Helenville, where they purchased their own farm. Marilyn took great pride in being a wife, mother and homemaker. She enjoyed living on the farm, where she always looked forward to helping with the birth of many calves and pigs. She also loved spending time in her flower gardens and making dried floral arrangements. You could always find Marilyn in the kitchen, where she had a passion for baking and cooking. She enjoyed each and every visit from all the grandchildren.

She will be deeply missed by her family: husband, Richard E. Singsime of Helenville; daughters, Kris (Mark) Schiferl of Jefferson and Kathy (Tom) Gallitz of Jefferson; sons, Mike (Denise) Singsime of Jefferson and Kurt (Lori Loma) Singsime of Jefferson; grandchildren, Melissa (Casey) Martin, Jake Schiferl, Nick, Heather Gallitz, Kayla Jo Singsime, Sarah, and Nathan Singsime.

She is further survived by her sister, Sharon Drews of Watertown; sister-in-law, Connie Kline of Waukesha; and brother-in-law, Donald Singsime of North Prairie She was also preceded in death by sisters Betty Weissmann and Beverly Ward; her brother, Eugene Kline; and brothers-in-law Richard Drews, Robert Weissmann, and George Ward.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Schneider-Michaelis Funeral Home, 900 W. Racine St., Jefferson. Funeral services, officiated by Deacon Bill Schiferl, will be held at 8:00 p.m.

Those wishing to express sympathy through donations may direct them to Rainbow Hospice of Jefferson or Tomorrow’s Hope. The family would like to thank UW Hospital, Fort Memorial Hospital, Alden Estates, Sylvan Crossing, Country Nurses and Rainbow Hospice for all their help and support.

Visit www.schneidermichaelisfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence or light a candle in her memory.