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Donald D. Handy

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Donald D. Handy, 74, of Sioux City, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at a Sioux City hospital following a lengthy battle with emphysema.

Services were held Friday, May 1, at Riverside United Methodist Church. Interment took place in McCook Lake Cemetery.

Donald "Don" Handy was born Feb. 1, 1935, in Spencer. He worked numerous jobs including security guard at Gateway Airport and Interbake Foods until retiring in 2007. Previously, he was employed as a foreman at IBP and as an iron worker. In his younger years, he was the manager of Swanson's Grocery Store in Cherokee. He and his wife, Patty, owned Derby Lane Trailer Court in North Sioux City for nine years.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Handy of Spencer; his mother, Alice Galbraith Terhark Handy of Spencer; two brothers: Darrel Handy of Spencer and Sam Handy of North Sioux City; and his sisters: Martha Hollenbeck of Bellflower, Calif., and Margaret Schmal of Pleasantville, N.J.

Donald is survived by his wife of 41 years, Patty Handy; his three daughters: Dawn VanMaanen, Lynn Johnson Karrer, and Jill Peters and her husband, Bruce of Le Mars; three sons: Brett Handy and wife, Tara of Norfolk, Neb., Scott Handy and wife, Roxanne of Hinton, and Don Handy and wife, Rhonda of Aurelia; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three brothers: Junior Handy and his wife, Estelle, and Clifford Handy - both of Spencer, and Glen Handy of Sioux City; sister-in-law, Grace Handy of Spencer; and brothers-in-law: Chuck Rosewall Sr. of Cherokee, and Kenny Rosewall of Dixon, Neb.

Arrangements are under the direction of Waterbury Funeral Home in Sergeant Bluff.