Wulff Woodbury Funeral Home

2195 Woodlane Drive, Woodbury, MN


Willard "Willie" Handegard

April 7, 1934August 18, 2019

Willard “Willie” Handegard

Age 85, of Woodbury, passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2019. Finally at peace after a long battle with Dementia/Lewy Body.

Preceded in death by parents, Gilbert & Hilda; brothers, Morris, Wallace, and Harvey; sister, Vivian Arneson.

Willie retired from MN/DOT after 42 years (1952-1994).

In 1958 he became a survey crew chief and began work on the first section of I-94 in Moorhead, MN. He retired from the Utilities Department in Saint Paul.

Member of Fraternal Order of Eagles since 1967. Served as president from 1973-74 in Detroit Lakes, MN. Willie enjoyed his woodworking, traveling, and a good joke.

Willie is survived by his wife of 30 years, Lorna; children, Roger (Tami), Kim (Jeff Mellang) Dobberstein, Terrie (Jeff) Hanson, Monica (Darren) Djernes, Susan Holmer; Lorna’s children, Lynn (Chuck) Cunnien, Michael Baglio, Gregory (Molly) Baglio, Lisa (Robin) Lipinski; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Elyda Handegard; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Memorial Service Friday, August 23rd at 11:00am with visitation one hour prior at Wulff Woodbury Funeral Home, 2195 Woodlane Drive, Woodbury.

Interment Union Cemetery.

Special thank you to HeathEast Hospice and Woodbury Senior Living Estates for their loving care of Willie and his family.


  • Visitation Friday, August 23, 2019
  • Memorial Service Friday, August 23, 2019


Willard "Willie" Handegard

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Calyn Stark

August 20, 2019

I will always remember my Grandpa for being kind, loving, strict, and comforting. He loved to see us walk through his door. He would always bring us in for a hug. I have the fondest memories of him and I am pleased to know he is no longer suffering. Heaven gained a wonderful addition on April 18th. I'll love you forever Grandpa.