Betty J. (Svendsen) Handschuh

Betty J. (Svendsen) Handschuh

Betty J. (Svendsen) Handschuh, 87, of Mount Morris, IL, passed away peacefully on March 18, 2019, at Pinecrest Terrace in Mount Morris, IL.

She was born October 9, 1931, in Milladore, WI, the daughter of late Carl and Elvina Svendsen. She was the youngest of 3 siblings.

She graduated from Lakeview High School, Chicago, in 1949. She married Edward W. Handschuh on June 20, 1963. Her professional career centered mostly around the insurance industry focusing data processing and later in sales. Companies she worked for Combined Insurance, Hooper Holmes, Addressograph Multigraph and Zurich Insurance. She continued working until the age of 85. She was an avid traveler, an aficionada of old movies, and prolific crocheter. Each of her sweaters were works of art and truly one of a kind. Her favorite candy bar was Almond Joy and she loved eating Chinese food.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Edward S. and Kelly Handschuh of Mount Morris, IL and grandchildren, Kelsey and Holly Handschuh of Mount Morris, IL, and long-time friend Pat Parzygnat of Menifee, CA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward and her two siblings Leon Svendsen and Carol Giles.

A memorial service will be held at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mount Morris, IL on Sunday April 14, 2019 at 2 PM.   In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to Pinecrest Community. Arrangements by the Jones Funeral Home in Dixon. Condolences may be sent online at