Skip to content



Daniel J. Handy, 74 of Lewistown, Missouri passed away Sunday, March 14, 2021 at his home in Lewistown.

The son of Elvin and Theresa Schmidt Handy was born on September 21, 1946 at South Bend, Indiana.

Dan graduated from high school in Phoenix, Arizona. 

He liked spending time with his family, going hunting, fishing and tending to his garden.  

He also liked to cook and spend time outside, watching birds and enjoying nature.

He was united in marriage to Sue Dunton in 1966 and they had two children, Tressa (Kevin) Todd of Kahoka, Mo. and Tony (Mandi) Handy of Lewistown, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Casandra Beutler (Derek Kelso), Alexis (Jacob) Washburne, Alivia Handy, Dayne Mathes, Katie (Aaron) Kay, Kodey Todd and Brandon (Britney) Todd; eight great-grandchildren, MacKenzie Kay, Mayson Kay, Brantley Todd, Sawyer Kelso, Adalyn Todd, Lyra Kelso, Joslin Washburne and Kayson Todd; special friend, Mary Ott of Lewistown, Mo.; and several nieces & nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Liz Poisal and two brothers, Bill and Bob Handy.

A memorial visitation will be held Wednesday, March 17, 2021 from 4 until 7 PM at Arnold’s Funeral Home in Lewistown, Missouri.  

Inurnment will be in the Lewistown Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Northeast Missouri.

Honorary Pallbearers: Rick Mead, Travis Fleer, Matthew Lay, Justin Turner, Jacob Cheatum and Chris Megee.

Online condolences may be left at