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Carmen Handrahan 06/11/2017

HandrahanCarmen Maxine Handrahan age 72 of New Richmond passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 at the American Heritage Care Center in Hammond surrounded by her children and loved ones.  She was born April 13, 1945 and was raised on a farm known as “Fairydale” near Little Falls, WI.  She graduated from Amery High School and in 1964, married Richard Handrahan, the couple later divorced. Carmen retired from Andersen Windows.  She loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and was proud of her 30+ years of sobriety with the help of AA.  Carmen was a care giver.  She would help and take in family and friends over the years.  She enjoyed birds, flowers, buying and wearing jewelry, gambling and Elvis.  Carmen is survived by her children, Jim (Lisa) Handrahan, Pam Walen, Tammy (Todd) Odell; grandchildren, Joshua (Kelsey) Handrahan, Nathan (Candy) McConnell, Nicole (Jason) Hagedorn, Bradley Walen, William Walen, MaKayla (Zach) Serres, MaKenzie (Shea Franken) Odell, Cameron Odell, Ella Odell; great-grandchildren, Hunter, Troy and Sofia Handrahan, Racina, Colton and Liam Hagedorn, Jaxon McConnell, Vivian Serres; siblings, Owen Hancock, Kay (Chuck) Sigsworth, Mary Anne Christensen, Beverly Christensen, Lyla (Rick) Demulling, Richard Christensen; long-time friend and companion, Jerry Sampair; many cherished friends and family.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Alice and Jasper “Brass” Christensen, Carl Hancock; brother, Nolan Christensen; grandsons, Jordan Handrahan and Cody “Codybug” Handrahan; former spouse and father of her children, Richard Handrahan; her grandparents and great grandparents.  A Memorial Gathering was held Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 pm with a Memorial Service beginning at 5 pm at Bakken-Young Beebe Chapel (112 W 3rd St.) in New Richmond.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.


  • Brenda Germain Posted June 12, 2017 12:42 pm

    RIP my dear friend. Many memories. You now have your angel wings.

  • Brandy Stewart Posted June 13, 2017 10:33 pm

    Carmen you will be my guardian angel, I already know this. I love and will miss you so much. You were such a huge part of my life, especially when I was young and needed you the most you were there. I will never forget you Carmen, your one of a kind and no one can replace someone like You! Love you dearly! Love Always, Brandy Ann

  • Millie Posted June 13, 2017 10:44 pm

    Carmen my dear ANGEL AND FRIEND you will be so missed in my life . Thank you for being there when Tristan was born thanks to you for noticing something was wrong and getting the ball rolling. Thanks to you he had the chance to live and become a fine young man and loves his God Mother very much and will miss her dearly. Thank you for being with me through the worst of times and a whole lot of the Best of Times. We shared so much together. I sit here with a faint hole in my heart ❤ knowing will will have to wait to see each other again. Please listen for me because I will still be talking to you through good and bad times. RIP my friend a friend that will never never be forgotten. I love ❤ you and will miss you all my life

    • Millie Posted June 13, 2017 10:46 pm

      I meant a giant hole in my heart!

  • Christie C Posted June 17, 2017 12:18 pm

    Sending our deepest sympathy and condolences to your family. May the God of all comfort strengthen you to cope and endure this difficult time.

  • Donald (Donnie) Engen Posted August 1, 2017 4:23 pm

    Carmen, you have left a big hole in my heart. You were one of the best and nicest people to cross my path in life. You will be missed so, so very much, words cannot express my feelings. You will always remain in my thoughts as a friend and one time neighbor. Rest in peace.

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