In loving memory of

Lila Johanna Handlos
April 26, 1919 - May 15, 2022

Lila Johanna, daughter of Joseph and Celia (Muhlbauer) Riesselman, was born April 26, 1919 on the family farm near Halbur, Iowa. She attended St. Augustine's School in Halbur and helped her family on the farm. On February 1, 1939, Lila was united in marriage with Frank Handlos at St. Augustine's Church in Halbur. Three children were born to this union. Lila and Frank farmed until 1974 when they moved to Manning.

Through the years, Lila was an active member of Sacred Heart Church in Manning, including teaching CCD classes and quilting with the Piecemaker's Club. She volunteered at the Manning Senior Center and Manning Plaza nursing home, as well as the Manning Hospital Auxiliary and snack bar. Lila was an avid bowler, bowling in several leagues and tournaments over the years. Following Frank's death in 1990, Lila traveled extensively with her friends and with her children to Hawaii. She enjoyed many card clubs and created numerous crochet and quilt projects. Lila loved her family dearly and enjoyed babysitting for many of her grandchildren. She was fortunate to have spent her last six years receiving excellent care at Manning Senior Living, enjoying jigsaw puzzles and having good card games.

On Sunday, May 15, 2022, Lila passed away at Manning Senior Living in Manning, Iowa, attaining the age of 103.

Lila was preceded in death by her parents; husband Frank Handlos; two grandsons Quinn Handlos and Chris Handlos; step-grandson Eric Julius; great-great-granddaughter Madelyn Susanne Duflo; sister Sophia Sailer (Martin); and brother Joseph Riesselman (Catherine and Helen).

She is survived by her children Gary Handlos of Boise, ID; Linda Juergens (Arthur) of Fairmont, MN; and Tom Handlos (Delores) of Sibley, IA; five grandchildren; one step-grandson; 16 great-grandchildren; 21 great-great-grandchildren; one great-great-great-grandchild expected in December; brother Alfred Riesselman (Velma) of Carroll, IA; sister-in-law Loretta Handlos of Manning, IA; and many other relatives and friends.

In Loving Memory Of Lila J. Handlos

Mass of the Christian Burial is Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at Sacred Heart Church, Manning, Iowa

Reverend Shinoj Jose, Celebrant

Mass Servers are Katie Kerkhoff and Keagan Eischeid

Lector and Eucharistic Minister is Imelda Langel

Music "Here I Am, Lord" "What A Friend We Have In Jesus" "Be Not Afraid" "On Eagle's Wings" Sacred Heart Choir, Anne Muhlbauer, Organist

Casket Bearers are Chuck Juergens, Jerome Duflo, Kade Julius, Matt Julius, Thad Handlos and Bryan Handlos

Interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Manning, Iowa


Allen & Carlys Stribe wrote on May 18, 2022:

"Our sympathy to the Handlos families. We always enjoyed visiting with Lila when we stopped at Senior Living to see dad. She was always so nice and pleasant. Dad really enjoyed working on puzzles and playing cards with her."

Gloria Bruns wrote on May 17, 2022:

"Linda, Art and family?I am so sorry. My sympathy and hugs to all."

Maureen Halbur wrote on May 16, 2022:

"My sympathy to Tom and family. I always enjoyed Lila. Thought she was a very nice woman. Rest in peace Lila! "

Sally Dunshee wrote on May 15, 2022:

"Lila was such a joy to be around. She traveled on many, many bank trips with me until she couldn?t due to her health. I will miss our many good times and laughs together. God bless her."