Herbert Singer "Herb" 87 of Post Falls passed away peacefully on Aug 2, 2022, at Living Springs Assisted Living in Post Falls after battling Parkinson's Disease for 8 years. His wife Dolores and two grandsons Daniel and Justin were by his side. Herb, one of 16 children, was born on Oct. 9, 1934, in Stanton, N.D. The Singer family moved to Rathdrum in 1945 and settled on the Singer Ranch just east of Rathdrum. Herb graduated from Rathdrum High School in 1954. He worked at Kaiser Aluminum "Trentwood" for 36 years and retired as a Maintenance Supervisor in the fall of 1984. Herb married the love of his life Dolores "Schultz" on Aug 21, 1953. They were married for 69 years this month. They had two boys Robert "Bob" Singer (Chris) of Spokane and Daniel "Dan" (Vicki) of Post Falls.
Herb coached baseball for his two boys along with many other boys in Rathdurm. Herb was a member of the Rathdrum Lions Club for over 50 years where he enjoyed Trap Shooting and was involved in many projects in the Rathdrum area. Herb was an avid Elk hunter over the years and hunted for the last 10 years with his son "Dan" until he was 76 years old. Herb was also an avid fisherman, fishing in the K & K Derby on Pend Oreille for years and the Big One derby on Lake Cd'A. He took his family and friends to Ilwaco, WA fishing for Salmon for several years. He taught his two sons and grandkids how to fish and they still enjoy and go fishing on a regular basis to this day.
Herb was partners with his brother Lawrence and farmed the Singer Ranch in the 60's, 70's & 80's. They farmed grass seed, raised cattle and hay, and grew various grains. They hosted the Singer Rodeo every Labor Day weekend for many years at the Singer Ranch. Herb and Dolores enjoyed 30 years of RVing and visited all 50 states. They traveled south for most of the 30 years and stayed along the Colorado River. Their favorite places were Riverside Adventure Trails (R.A.T.S.) in Ft. Mohave, Yuma, and Parker, AZ meeting many friends along the way. They traveled many times into Mexico shopping and site seeing.
He was preceded in death by his parents William "Bill" and Anne "Weigum" Singer, sisters Wilma "Paul", Bernie "Burgland", Rosie "Fowler", Nora "Nelson" and Carol "Kenna", brothers Cliff, Ozzie and Ray. He is survived by his wife Dolores of Post Falls, one sister Darlene "Smith" of Palm Springs, CA. Brothers Walt of Post Falls, Ben of Cd'A, and Lawrence of Rathdrum. Sons Bob and Dan, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins whom all loved him dearly. Memorial Service to be at a later date. We would like to thank Living Springs Assisted Living for giving dad such good care the last two months.
There will be a Memorial Service held on Saturday, October 8th, 2022 at 1:00 PM at English Funeral Chapel, 1700 N. Spokane Street Post Falls, Idaho.