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Patricia A. Handren
(02-08-1941 - 05-04-2019)

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 Patricia Ann Handren, 78, passed away at home, surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with COPD.
She was born in Ottawa, Illinois to Herman Diederick Johnson and Ida Mae Reeser. She retired from Sherman Hospital where she served as a secretary. She married James Minkler and started a family, they later divorced. She later finally found her soul mate and married Richard Lee Handren on 2 May 1984.
She is survived by Richard, daughters Juli (Michael) Tjeerdema and Jil (Jeff) Smith (Utah), brother Edward (Lydia) Woodyer (Florida), 16 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, 2 nieces and 1 nephew.
Preceding her to heaven were her parents, daughters Jodi Lewis (Elgin) and Joi Minkler (Illinois), and her brother Dennis Johnson (Ottawa).
Per her request, no services will be held. Arrangements by Laird Funeral Home. 847-741-8800

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