Date of Death: January 24, 2019

Service Details

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 27th, 2018 at the Hohner Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 28th, 2019 at St. Michael’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7221 Oakland Drive, Portage, MI 49024 with visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Paul Naumann officiating.

Following a luncheon at the church, interment will be held at Lower Flatbush Cemetery in Three Rivers.


Obituary Notice

Linda Hazel Handy, age 71, of Three Rivers went to be with her Lord peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, surrounded by her loving family at Rose Arbor Hospice. She was born on Jan. 29, 1947 in Cleveland, OH, the daughter of the late Cameron and Claire (Denny) Wortinger.

Linda married the love of her life, Ken Handy, on April 15, 1966 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Centreville, MI. Together they raised their children in Three Rivers. Linda was a loving, devoted wife and mother who cherished her family and friends. Raising her children in their younger years, Linda went on to be employed with Dr. Bud Malinowski and then as office manager for Dr. John Schroer in Constantine.

Her loving memory will be cherished by her husband, of 52 years, Ken Handy, of Three Rivers; three children, Rebecca (Christopher) Scheel, Ken Handy, and Daniel (Dawn) Handy; four beautiful grandchildren; her sister, Judy (Bob) Hagelgans, and brother, Loren (Lori) Wortinger; as well as many nieces, nephews and beloved friends.


Additional Information

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated to St. Michael Lutheran School or Rose Arbor Hospice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home and church.

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  1. My family and I are very sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved mother and wife. Our hearts and prayers go out to the entire family in your time of grief and sorrow.
    May the good Lord be with you all in this sad time.
    I can not honestly say thank you Linda for the life lessons you taught me in the few short years that we knew each other. I’ve carried them with me every step of my journey as a wife, mother, and now grandmother.

  2. Dear Ken and family, all of us here in Milwaukee are thinking of you. Your mom was an amazing lady! We are thankful you have many fond memories of her. We will be praying for all of you during this very tough time.

  3. Ken and Ken and Family

    What a wonderful person, wife and mother Linda was, always had a smile..So sad to hear the news too late to make it to the viewing and funeral

    All our Best and Love
    Jamie, Windy, Charli, Bowie, Remy and Louie Clark

  4. Linda Handy was as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside. I am so glad I saw her & Kenny at Armstrong’s Learning Center Grand Opening. They are the kindest people you will ever meet. My family has been blessed to know them for most of my life. God bless the family, and prayers too, for Ken as he continues to

  5. To our family who meant so much to us-
    We are saddened to hear of Linda’s sudden passing but rejoice in the knowledge that she is with our Lord in Heaven and we will see her again. Our most heartfelt condolences to you in this difficult time as we recall the fond memories we have of Linda. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. I am so sorry to learn of Linda’s passing, Ken. Linda was the sweetest! My siblings and I played with Linda, her brother and sisters when our families lived across French St. from one another. In later years, it was nice to see her by your side at class reunions. I hope it helps you and your family to know others are thinking of you, share your sorrow and have such fond memories of her.

  7. So sorry to hear of Mrs. Handy’s passing. She loved, cared for, and raised a wonderful family. God Bless you Mr. Handy, Rebecca, Ken, Dan and all your family. It was a wonderful blessing in our lives to be part of your church family at St. Peter’s. We take comfort that we all together are forever part of God’s Church Family. You are in our prayers.

  8. I first me Linda at Park School many years ago. I always enjoyed her positive attitude and willingness to help children. She was always so kind and caring. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this time.

  9. I am so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. She and I worked together at Park Elementary years ago. I remember her great smile, caring manner, positive attitude towards everything, and her gentle demeanor, What a loss for family and friends. My deepest condolences to the family.

  10. Cheryl & Gene Ehrhardt
    January 26, 2019

    Ken, and Family, We are So Sorry to hear of Linda’s passing….Can You Imagine the Joyous Choir of Angels when she arrived in Heaven the Other day!!! She is Smiling at the Face of Jesus and Knows No pain anymore,
    She is Safe in His Arms and She will be waiting for You someday Ken. God Bless all of You, and You are All In Our prayers…… She will be Greatly missed.. ..Cheryl & Gene Ehrhardt ….

  11. Linda always had a wonderful smile for everyone. She was definitely one of God’s flowers on earth, always showing His love in all she did and all she encountered. My prayers are with you Ken and all her family and friends. May our Savior Jesus comfort you in the days ahead. Blessings to all.

  12. Uncle Ken, Becki, Kenny and Dan – We are heartbroken at the sudden loss of Aunt Linda but are joyful knowing she is whole now with our Savior . Aunt Linda leaves such a legacy of christian love both through her family and every one she met. You have always been such a great example of a loving christian marriage to Ken and I. We continue to pray for peace for the family and cherish her memories always. Love Ken, Theresa and Jessica

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