Daniel Allen Handley, age 52 of Mishawaka, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2020 following a lengthy illness. Dan was born August 28, 1967 in South Bend, Indiana. He was a graduate of Adams High School and was later employed for many years in building services at the University of Notre Dame. On June 30, 1990, he married Norine Kling in Mishawaka.
Surviving is his wife of 29 years, Norine Handley of Mishawaka and their children Kristopher Handley and his wife Ashley of Elkhart and Kirsten Handley of Mishawaka. Also surviving are his parents Jerry and Sue Handley of South Bend, his sister Kathy Schramm and her husband George of Edwardsburg, Michigan, his in-laws Danny and Nancy Kling of Osceola, his brothers-in-law Damon Kling and his wife Jill of Athens, Alabama and Lee Kling and his wife Amber of South Bend. Surviving as well are his nieces and nephew Jaclyn and Ian Schramm and Regan Kling, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Visitation for the Handley family will be private, and a graveside service will be held for the immediate family at 2pm on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at Fairview Cemetery in Mishawaka. Cruz Family Funeral Home in Osceola has been entrusted with his care. Due to the guidelines for public gathering, we will be streaming Dan’s graveside ceremony on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CruzFamilyFH As the public gathering guidelines begin to relax, a celebration of Dan's life will take place at Cruz Family Funeral Home in Osceola.
Dan will be remembered for his love of music, especially playing his guitar and singing Johnny Cash songs for his family at their family reunions. He was an outgoing and social person and loved to talk to anyone and everyone he met, often making his family late for appointments when he would meet a new friend. He was an avid fan of NASCAR racing, fishing, shooting his guns, and lighting off fireworks with his family and friends. Dan was also a proud American who flew the United States flag in his yard daily. Most of all, he will be remembered by his loving family and friends as a “family man” who worked hard and sacrificed for his wife and children.
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