Delbert Singerhouse, 83Delbert Leroy Singerhouse, age 83, of New Richmond, passed away Oct. 11 at Unity Hospital in Fridley, Minn.
Delbert Leroy Singerhouse, age 83, of New Richmond, passed away Oct. 11 at Unity Hospital in Fridley, Minn.
Delbert was born July 28, 1929, in Menomonie, Wis., the son of Paul and Pearl (Drury) Singerhouse. Del attended New Richmond High School, the class of 1946. Delbert was united in marriage on Jan. 16, 1951, in New Richmond, to Bernie Helen Cook. Their marriage was blessed with three children: Rick, Cindy and Gina. Del proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He worked hard throughout his life on their dairy farm, milking cows and tending the land.
He cherished his time with his family and took great pride cheering on his grandchildren at their sporting events. In their earlier years, Delbert and Bernie enjoyed traveling. He also enjoyed being active with trips to the local casinos and the dog track. Delbert and Bernie extended their family by opening their hearts and home to provide loving and caring for over 750 foster children.
He is survived by his wife, Bernie; children, Rick (Heidi) Singerhouse of New Jersey, Cindy (Roy) DeGidio of Fridley, and Gina (Jack) Rosenquist of Baldwin; grandchildren, Andy, Abby, and Charlie Singerhouse; siblings Geneva Peterson, Paul (Betty) Singerhouse, Kenneth (Karen) Singerhouse, and Virginia (Murray) Brendmihl; sisters-in-law Evelyn Singerhouse and Shirley Singerhouse.
Delbert was preceded in death by brothers Otto, Frances, and Lloyd; sisters Lucille (Joseph) Mullen, Helen (Leon) Whisler, Genevieve (Ralph) Jackelen; brother-in-law William Peterson; and sister-in-law Darlene Singerhouse.
Funeral services for Delbert were held 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 505 13th St., Hudson, with Pastor Brian Ferguson officiating. A visitation was held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at church. Interment took place at the New Richmond Cemetery with Andy and Charlie Singerhouse (grandchildren), Doug Hinz (nephew), Terry Singerhouse (nephew), Michael and Gary Brown (foster children), serving as pallbearers. Memorials preferred to Alzheimer's Foundation of America.
Funeral services are entrusted to O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, 715-386-3725, www.oconnellfuneralhomes.com.