Grace E. Handrich

Died March 24, 2018


Grace E. Handrich, 83, of Fairview passed away at The Home at Wellspring Lutheran Services on Saturday, March 24, 2018.

Grace was born in Fairview on Nov. 12, 1934, to George and Elizabeth (Gascho) Layman. She married Dwight Handrich on June 10, 1956, in Fairview. The couple worked together in their construction company, where Grace was secretary. She was an active member of the Fairview Mennonite Church and was an avid reader. She was a grandmother to multiple generations and a caregiver to many.

Grace is survived by her sons, Monte (Monica) Handrich of Goshen, Ind., Wade Handrich (Bryan Brown) of Holt and Merritt Handrich of Warsaw, Ind.; her sisters, Kathy Layman and Sherrill Swartz; her brother, Devere Layman; her grandchildren, Sandy, Tyler and Amber Handrich and Carrie Wandemberg; and her great-grandchildren, Tyrone, Summer, Kyle, Grayson, Emaline, Tristen, Cheyenne and Domminic.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dwight; her granddaughters, Kaylee, Candace and Kristy; and her brother, Leland Layman.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 28, 2018, from 5-9 p.m. at the Lashley Funeral Home, Mio, and also Thursday, March 29, from 10 a.m. until funeral services at 11 a.m. at the Fairview Mennonite Church, Fairview, with Pastor David Price officiating. Interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery, Fairview.

Memorial donations may be made to the Fairview Mennonite Church, P.O. Box 100, Fairview, MI 49821.

These arrangements were handled by Lashley Funeral Home, Mio.


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