MOUNT CARROLL—Georgiana Handel, 97, of Mount Carroll, previously of Savanna, passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Allure of Mount Carroll.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 25, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Savanna with the Rev. Dan Foelske officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Savanna. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service Friday at the church.
Georgiana was born Oct. 9, 1923, in Savanna, the daughter of John and Anna (Beyer) Wurster. She graduated from Savanna High School. Georgiana then attended the Moline Public Nursing School and became a Registered Nurse.
On Oct. 11, 1947, Georgiana married Carl John Handel. They raised three children, Cheryl, Jon and Carl, Jr., and they celebrated 62 years of marriage until Carl's passing in 2010.
Georgiana worked at the Savanna City Hospital. Her passion was working in the maternity ward. She also worked for Dr. Piper in Mount Carroll for several years.
She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Savanna and the "Washington Club," getting together monthly with neighbors in the country. Most of all, Georgiana loved the time she spent with her family, especially the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Georgiana will be dearly missed by her daughter, Cheryl (John) Laatsch of Jefferson, Wis.; two sons, Jon Handel and Carl John (Patricia) Handel, both of Rockwood, Ill.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Virginia Woldow of San Jose, Calif., and Patsy Helmich of Davenport, Iowa.
Georgiana was preceded in death by her parents, John and Anna, and husband Carl Sr.