Richard Otto Singer

  • Born: January 5, 1928
  • Died: August 6, 2017
  • Location: Wonder Lake, Illinois

Tribute & Message From The Family

Richard O. Singer, age 89, of Wonder Lake, passed away Sunday, August 6, 2017, at Centegra Hospital - Woodstock. He was born January 5, 1928 in Chicago to Peter and Lucille (Bailey) Singer. A Wonder Lake resident since 1979, Richard was a former resident of Crystal Lake. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Prior to retiring, Richard was employed for over 32 years as a service technician for Sherman Plumbing. During his lifetime, enjoyments included camping, golfing, gardening and the outdoors, and hunting deer and pheasants. He loved the companionship provided by his Goldendoodle canine, Joy. He is survived by four children, Sue (Steve) Weir, Dennis (Laurie) Singer, Karen (Wally Staiger) Nicholls, and Robert (Candee) McMahon; nine grandchildren, Todd (Lisa Campbell) Weir, Nicholas (Melissa) Weir, Jamie (Vickie) Singer, Joshua (Tami) Singer, Dan (Jaimie) Singer, Ron (Gina) Nicholls, Lon (Angel) Nicholls, Scott (Jorie) Nicholls; 12 great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Caleb Weir, Mason & Braydon Singer, Kayla (Joshua) Didier, Allison, Collin, Grace, Jeff, Elizabeth, Bruce & Ben Nicholls; a great-great-grandchild, Isaac; a brother, Peter (the late Mary Ellen) Singer; a sister, Lucille (the late Jerry) Corbin; and a brother-in-law, Robert Lentz. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Caroline in July of 1968; his second wife, Beatrice, in July of 2015; his granddaughter-in-law, Karen Weir; and two sisters, Violet Lentz and Delores (the late John) Krach. Friends may visit with his family from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, August 19, 2017, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. Following the visitation, the funeral service will be at noon in the funeral home. For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, his family suggests memorials for the Centegra Gavers Breast Center in Crystal Lake, c/o Gavers Community Cancer Foundation, P. O. Box 1724, Woodstock, IL 60098, or to Helping Paws, 2500 Harding Lane, Woodstock, IL 60098. For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for his family.