John P. "Johnny Boy" Singel

April 4, 1959 ~ November 19, 2023 (age 64) 64 Years Old

John Singel Obituary

John P. “Johnny Boy” Singel, 64 of Portage, passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 19, 2023. He is survived by his beloved wife of 18 years, Marlena Singel (nee Quaka); loving father of Megan (Brian) Frietag; dearest grandpa of Dallas and Della Frietag; brother of Morgan (Diane) Singel and Mary (Harry) Hassen; son-in-law of Dave and Ida Quaka; brother-in-law of Mike (Suzi) Quaka; nieces and nephews and his cherished canine companion, “Stanley”.

A Celebration of John’s Life will take place at a future date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th Street, Whiting. Expressions of sympathy may be placed on-line at

John Singel was born on April 4, 1959 to the late John and Anne (Gaynor) Singel. A lifelong resident of the Calumet Region, John was a graduate of Whiting High School, Class of 1977 and went on to earn his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana. He was a Certified Public Accountant at the Offices of John P. Singel, CPA in Whiting for the past 33 years. John was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and loved to golf. He was a very generous and caring man, there will only be one “Johnny Boy”, the mold was broken after he was born. A devoted husband, father and grandpa, he will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Whiting “Gimme Shelter” (for pets), P.O. Box 591, Whiting, Indiana 46394, would be appreciated. 

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