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Orville Handeland, of Braham, passed away on March 3, 2009 in Burnsville, MN. He was 75 years old.

A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, March 6, 2009 at the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Braham. VISITATION will be from 5-7pm on Thursday, March 5th at the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home. INTERMENT will be in the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery

Orville Theodore Handeland, of Braham, Minnesota, passed away the morning of March 3, 2009. He was 75 years old.
Orville was born August 21, 1933 in Brit, Iowa to Theodore and Belvia (Cornish) Handeland. He grew up with relatives in a small farming community in Iowa near the Minnesota border. Orville faced many challenges growing up since both his parents passed away when he was still young. He completed his primary education in Charles City, and then continued his education in Riceville where he graduated from high school. While in high school, Orville was involved in sports, he especially enjoyed participating in high school football. Orville met his wife of thirty years in Gilbert, Minnesota. He was united in marriage to Antoinette Agnes Wurm on June 10, 1967 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, in Pine City, Minnesota. The couple resided in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota for five years before moving to a farm in rural Princeton. In August, 1989 Orville and his family moved to Braham where he had since resided.
Orville worked as a Draftsman for the City of Minneapolis for 25 years. He also farmed, enjoyed beekeeping, home remodeling projects, spending time with his family and the outdoors. Orville was an unostentatious man and is remembered as a loving father, caring uncle and wonderful grandpa.
He is survived by his son Todd and daughter-in-law Stephanie Handeland of Burnsville, MN; his daughter Audrey and son-in-law Dr. Michel K. Barsoum of Rochester, MN; his daughter Teresa and son-in-law Shawn Morrissette of Cambridge, MN; his sister Connie, five grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by both his parents, his wife Antoinette, brothers Ollie and Glen and sisters Marie and Arlet.
A Funeral Mass was held on Friday, March 6, 2009 at the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Braham with celebrants Fr. Nicholas Zimmer and Deacon Tom Pinataro. Music was provided by Joni Nelson. Casket bearers were Kamal Barsoum, Jeremy Moc, Shawn Morrissette, Bruce Ring, Greg Ring, Paul Unger, Donald Wurm, Jerome Wurm. Interment was in the Saint Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Braham.


  1. Sorry for your lost. My sisters Judy , Joyce and brother Jack and I are thinking of you at this time.We all have fond menories of your Father. Summers in Iowa at our Aunt Arlet”s He saved us a lot when we misbehaved and our mom Marie was upset with us.

  2. i am deeply saddened,orville was allway a hero to me. some of the happiest memorys of childhood involed orville. i am proud we shared my grand fathers name, theodore

  3. Dear Handeland family,
    We want you all to know what an important part of our family Orville had become since Todd married Stephanie. He was a kind, helpful and generous person. We feel very lucky to have known him for the time we did. We will miss him.

  4. Dear Todd and Family-
    I was heartbroken to read of the passing of your father. It brought back fond memories of working with your Mom (she, too, is missed) and you for the state virtually 20 years ago, and the fun Taryn and I had commuting with you during the college years. Our prayers go out to your entire family during this time, and always.
    Jeff and Taryn Nyblom

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