Mr. Don E. Singleton, 75, of Cedar Springs, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, November 1, 2011. He attended Sparta High School where he played baseball and basketball. Don really enjoyed baseball, and later in life he officiated for baseball and soft ball games. At the age of 18, Don enlisted in the US Army during the Korean War. After the service he worked for Automatic Electric as a phone equipment installer. Then he worked for Sparta Foundry and entered the electrician program to become a Journeyman Electrician. Don worked for Stans Electric and then worked for 22 years for General Motors. He was a golfer, hunter, fisherman, and a bowler. Together, Judy and Don and the children traveled and then later, he and Judy enjoyed going to the casinos. His children were taught to be honest and have good morals. Don is survived by his loving wife of 52 plus years, Judy; his children, Don R. and Sherry Singleton of Clio, Douglas E. Singleton and his fiancée, Andrea Terry of South Haven, and Julie and David Crandall of Cedar Springs; grandchildren, Crystal Singleton-Irizarry, Ryan Singleton, Jenna Singleton, Nikki and Frank Dzedzy, and Sandy Crandall; brothers and sisters, Mrs. Betty Kelley, Mrs. Vivian Livermore, Robert and Julie Benkhardt, Marion and Wayne Rodgers, Darlene and Ron Swanson, Ivan and Sheila Singleton, Terri and Darwin Kelley; special niece and nephew, Brian and Cherryl Rosenberger and other nieces and nephews; and in-laws, Bonny Dussel, Tom and Nance Magoon, and Mike and Carla Magoon. He was preceded in death by his parents, Don Russell and Dorothy Singleton, his sister, Marilyn Benkhardt, and brother, Virgil Singleton. The Memorial Service for Mr. Singleton will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at The Springs Church, 135 N. Grant St., Cedar Springs with Pastor Barry Briggs and Pastor Kevin Crowell officiating. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Michigan, 989 Spaulding Ave. SE, Ada, MI 49301. Relatives and friends may gather with the family on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Pederson Funeral Home.
Arrangements by the Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford www.pedersonfuneralhome.com