|Harry Handyside, 77|
|Written by TRF Times|
Crookston - Harry Handyside, age 77, of Crookston and formerly from the Lengby and Fosston area died on Saturday, Jan. 15 at his home in Crookston.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 19 (today) at 2 p.m., at the United Methodist Church in Fosston with Rev. Lois Ball officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour before the funeral at the church. Interment will be held at a later date.
Harry Ellis Handyside was born at home on November 23, 1927 to parents Leon and Nora (Fletcher) Handyside in Lebanon, Mo. As a young child, he moved with his family to the Lengby/Fosston, area and attended the Uran Rural School, near Fosston, through the fifth grade.
During World War II, he worked at the US Steel Plant in Duluth. After a few years there, Harry returned home and farmed with his family until his marriage to Lucille Rud in 1948. He worked a variety of construction jobs and in the 1950's he began logging. Harry raised a variety of livestock and crops, and along with his brother Howard and companion, Zip Dog, trapped for many years. He was an independent school bus driver for three years for the Antell Rural School south of Lengby before beginning his career driving independently for the Fosston School System for 30 years.
Harry was an avid gardener, raising vegetables, raspberries and strawberries, and was always proud of his robust crop. He prided his luck at shaking dice with the Fosston community during daily coffee hour.
In 1993, he retired, married Cyndi Thode and moved to Crookston to pursue his hobbies of gardening, ice fishing, dancing and gopher trapping with a passion.
Survivors include his wife Cyndi of Crookston; son, Larry (Lissa) Handyside of Fosston; daughters, Linda (Jerome) Klinkhammer of Lengby, Sharon Storrusten of Fosston, Susan Handyside (Mike Wynne) of Fosston, and Mary Handyside (Steve Sovick) of Fosston; stepsons, James Thode of Grand Forks, John (Sabrina) Thode of Crookston, and Patrick Thode of Crookston; step-daughter, Jackie (Scott) Salvhus of McIntosh; mother-in-law, Derva Sveningson of Mentor; sisters-in-law, Marian Handyside of Mahnomen, Lily Keim of St. Paul, Sandy (JC) Kirkland of Jacksonville, Fla., Peggy (David) Brodeur of Grand Forks, Penny Sveningson of Crookston, and Lori (David) Cyr of Grafton, N.D.; brother-in-law, Steve (Kristie) Sveningson of Mentor; 21 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille; his parents; sons, Chris Anthony and James Harrison; brothers, Nolan, Howard, Glenn and Albert; and sisters, Ruth Franklin, Ina Jones, Leone Myhre and Opal Sorgaard.