John R. Singletary Sr., 83, of Wascott, Wis., passed away peacefully Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, at St. Clare Meadows in Baraboo, Wis. John was born on July 23, 1937, to Ivan and Mary Kay (Welsh) Singletary in Elroy, Wis.
John grew up in Elroy, exactly where he excelled in basketball, baseball, soccer and track. Some of his fondest reminiscences were being driving the railroad with his father and brothers back and forth from Elroy to Chicago. John married the really like of his existence, Rosemary Massari, on June 16, 1962, and they had been blessed with 5 children.
He worked for quite a few decades at American Motors in Kenosha, Wis., before transferring to the La Valle region to elevate a loved ones with his spouse, Rosie.
John was an avid Packers and Badgers fan, holding time soccer tickets for additional than 40 a long time and time basketball tickets for much more than 15 decades. Some of his greatest memories are the Ice Bowl with his brother Phil, countless Badger football and basketball video games, and tailgaters with family and close friends. He was a previous member of the Reedsburg Knights of Columbus, Lions, and Jaycees, and was in the automotive sales business enterprise for a number of decades until his retirement.
John and Rosie experienced retired to the Northwoods/Minong region, where they made quite a few lifelong mates and shared their love for the “cabin” with all who would pay attention. You could normally obtain them at the spherical desk at Wendy’s or with the “gang” for Taco Tuesday, or any working day that finished with “Y.” It gave them an excuse to get jointly and dine at the area hotspots.
John was preceded in loss of life by his wife, Rosemary his moms and dads his brothers, Richard, William and Phillip Singletary his sister, Donna Duckworth his sisters-in-law, Donna Rae Singletary, Rita Singletary and Dorothy Mlsna and his brothers-in-regulation, Gerald Mlsna, Dean Keller, James Massari, and Eugene Massari.
He is survived by his youngsters, John Singletary Jr., Gina Templin-Steward (Mark), Joe Singletary (Kara Gerdes), James Singletary (Jessica), and Jennifer Laski (Delaine) and his grandchildren, MacKenzie Halfen (Zach), Peyton Templin, Peyton Steward, Bennett Singletary, Maverick Singletary, Tyler Singletary, Taylor Sperl, Kinslee Singletary, Samantha Singletary, and Taylor Laski. He is further survived by his brother, Keith (Charlotte) Singletary his in-guidelines, Jeanette Singletary, Barb Singletary, Sheryl Massari, Ronald and Susan Smith, Rita Keller, Patty and Dan Kosak, and Daryl and Theresa Penshorn as effectively as quite a few other family and mates.
A Mass of Christian Burial for John will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, at Holy Family members Catholic Church in La Valle, with Father Sanctus Ibe officiating. Visitation will be on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the assistance at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials of remembrance may perhaps be created to the Knights of Columbus or Holy Relatives Catholic Church in La Valle.
The Farber Funeral Household in Reedsburg is assisting the spouse and children.