Leslie Anne (Singer) Francis

FRANCIS, Leslie Anne (Singer) longtime resident of Saginaw, Michigan passed away peacefully on February 26th after a lengthy battle with ALS. Age 59 years. Leslie Singer was born on June 14, 1961 in Danville, Illinois to the late Sally (Rhodes) and Richard “Dick” Singer III. Leslie was a graduate of Eisenhower High School in 1980. Immediately after graduation she joined the United States Army as a Military Police officer and served at West Point for three years. Leslie continued her military service as a Staff Sergeant in the Army Reserves and served in Operation Desert Storm. Leslie furthered her education at Indiana University in Indianapolis graduating with her Bachelor’s Degree in Business. Leslie worked in the field of business accounting in the Indianapolis and Saginaw communities. She was a voracious reader her entire life and enjoyed writing and bird watching. Leslie was also a member of the Baha’i Faith. She was a kind and loving daughter, sister, aunt and friend. Leslie was loved by those who knew her and displayed tremendous independence, courage and determination during her years of illness.

 Surviving are three siblings, Richard (Elizabeth) Singer IV of Saginaw, MI., Lorna (Carl) Fischer of Waterford Township, MI., and Bennett (Lissa) Singer of Rehoboth, MA; six nieces and nephews, Adam, Ashley, Kathryn, and Jordan Fischer and Robert and Bennett Singer and eight great nieces and nephews. Leslie was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Andrea, in 1986.

 FUNERAL– A Eulogy Service honoring Leslie will take place at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 5th at Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd (off State). Burial will follow at Westside Cemetery, Freeland, next to her parents and sister. Military Honors will be conducted under the auspices of the Michigan Army National Guard and V.F.W. Post #1859.

MEMORIALS– Those planning an expression of sympathy may consider memorials to The ALS Association Michigan Chapter 12315 E 14 Mile Rd, Suite 102, Sterling Heights, MI, 48312 or www.als.org  Please share your thoughts and memories with Leslie’s family through www.DeislerFuneralHome.com




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Kim Singer Dressel from Bexley wrote on March 27, 2021 at 10:02 am
Rich, Lorna, and Ben, Thinking of you all during this time of sadness and transition. I have many wonderful memories of holidays together in Saginaw or Homewood as kids. I can see Leslie’s smile and hear her laughter, and sometimes her raised voice shouting “Bennett” when Ben pushed her buttons. 😊 Sending prayers for comfort and strength. Warmly, Kim
Janet Harris from Los Alamos NM wrote on March 8, 2021 at 8:25 pm
Leslie always had a warm smile for everyone. My prayers are with family and friends.