September 27, 2011

Donald W. Handy

Donald Wilmer Handy age 74 of Lincoln, Nebraska went to heaven on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 after a lengthy illness.  He was born on February 3, 1937 in Lansdale, Pennsylvania to Wilmer and Evelyn (Fellman) Handy. Don is most remembered for his love of singing.  He couldn’t read music but, boy could he sing.  Even the angels and the birds stopped their singing so they could listen to Don.  He was the baritone member of the quartet ‘Homeward Bound’ for 30 years.  He also sang in the Glad Tidings Assembly of God adult choir.  Don reached the rank of Airman First Class in the United States Air Force as a fuel systems specialist from April 1958 to October 1962.  After his military service, Don worked in the maintenance department at Cushman Motors.  He retired from Cushman’s after 37 years in December 2002.  Don enjoyed cheering on his beloved Philadelphia Phillies and Nebraska Cornhuskers.  He was also an avid bowler and woodworker.

Don is survived by his wife, Peggy (Hopkins) Handy of Lincoln; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Mark Sutter and granddaughters Rebekah and Hannah Sutter of Lincoln; daughter, Donna Handy of Springfield, Missouri; daughter and son-in-law, Le Anne and Thomas Bryant and grandsons Spencer and Carter and granddaughter Clara of Kansas City, Missouri; son, Steven Handy of Springfield, Missouri; sister, Mrs. Beatrice Fritz of Lansdale, PA; brother and sister-in-law, Russell and Addie Handy of Lansdale, PA; several special nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and many friends in Lansdale, PA.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilmer and Evelyn Handy, granddaughter, Mollie Marie Bryant and brother-in-law, Albert Fritz.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2011 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M with family present from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, September 30, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. at Glad Tidings Church in Lincoln with Pastor Ron Stanhope and Mr. Steve Handy officiating.

Burial with Military Honors will be in Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.


  1. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time. He is with Jesus in the best choir of all. Blessings

  2. To the family of Don & Peggy, May our Lord keep you under his wing as you travel the rest of your journey on this earth without Don. My son’s and I have enjoyed our friendship with him and Peggy the past 5 years, as fellow family at Glad Tidings.

    His humor kept us on our toes, we quarreled over the Cardinals and the Phillies, and I had the privilege of singing in the choir with Don. He used his humor with the choir every week he was present, and there was a definite void when illness prevented him from singing. When he returned this past year, he was informed he couldn’t quit till he died! He laughed as always, and he kept the deal!

    We too will miss him here on this earth. It is with confidence and faith we know we shall meet our family friend again in the presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

    To Peggy, we will be here, stand with you, pray with you, be still and listen to you and most of all walk the rest of your journey on this earth with you as our sister in Christ.

    To the family, we pray with you and for you all as you continue on your journey as well. May you look to Christ always and rely on Him for everything!
    Our Love & Prayers,
    Jackie, Johnathon & Jeremiah Zimmerman

  3. Peggy you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Carly & Charly


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