Edward "Ed" C. Handel

April 22, 1943 - July 29, 2020

Edward C. “Ed” Handel Sr. 77, died Wednesday July 29, 2020 at Northwestern Medicine Hospital, Geneva, IL.

He was born on April 22, 1943 in Sterling the son of Lester E. and Grace (Kendall) Handel Sr. He married Janie Galindo on August 5, 1975 in New Mexico.

Ed was employed as a supervisor and retired from Northwestern Steel and Wire in Sterling IL.

Some of Ed’s favorite past times included golfing, bowling, fishing, dominos, and spending time with his family and friends.

Upon retiring, Ed and Janie moved to Florida to escape the Illinois winters.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Janie; and children Neomi (Jim) Anderson of East Moline, Il.; Ed Jr. (Jolie) Handel of Batavia, Il., Tim Handel (Trina) of Johnstown, Co., Michelle (Joe) Pozzie of Acton Ca., and his grandchildren, Monique (Brooke) Engberg of Mt. Morris, Il. , Courtney Handel of Westminster Co., Britnie (Nick) Sheridan, of Saint Charles, Il., Ashlynn (Nick) Davison of Genoa, Il. KC Handel, and Katie Handel both of Fort Collins, Co., Shane Vos of East Moline, Il. Aaron Vos of Morrison, Il., Brandon Pozzie and Brianna Pozzie both of Acton California; Heather (Zach) Blair of Port Byron, Il. and Matt Anderson of Bettendorf, his sister, Joyce Long of Rock Falls; and his brothers, Larry Handel of CA, Jim Handel of NC, Gary (Sharon) Handel and Ray Handel, both of Sterling. Ed also had 8 wonderful great- grandchildren he adored spending time with.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Lester Jr, Ken, Butch, and his son Alex.

There will be no public services.  A private family life celebration will take place August 17, 2020 at Oak Knoll Memorial Park.

Arrangements entrusted to Moss Family Funeral Home 630-879-7900 or

Guest Book

  • Paula Galindo Tio we did have a chance to be family but the little time we did spend together as a family you were a very good uncle to us and I have to say thank for everything RIP AND WE WILL BE A FAMILY IN HEAVEN šŸ’”
  • Neomi Anderson Dad, Iā€™m trying not to be selfish because I know you are in a better place. But know how much I love you. I will miss you so much!!
  • Tim Handel Love and miss you, Dad.
  • Michelle Pozzie You are the best dad in the world, and I know you're in heaven today. I selfishly wanted you here with me, but I will see you again in heaven. So, I will see you later poppa!