William "Bill" Overeen

Thursday, May 21, 2009
William "Bill" Overeen

Funeral services for Mr. William "Bill" Overeen, 86 of Spencer will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 22, 2009 at Grace United Methodist Church of Spencer. Rev. Paul Hansen will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home of Spencer.

Mr. Overeen passed away Monday, May 18, 2009, at Spencer Hospital.

William Wayne "Bill" Overeen, the son of John Jacob and Grace (Stafford) Overeen, was born May 4, 1923 in Sac County. His childhood years were spent near Early, where he received his education in country schools. His family moved to northwest Iowa, where he attended Greenville Town School and later Barlow Country School, north of Dickens. He completed his education at Lake Center School, graduating in 1940. Bill farmed with his father north of Dickens until about 1943, when he began farming on his own.

Bill married Margaret Lucille Hall on May 28, 1944. They resided on the farm until 1970, when they moved to the city of Spencer. He was employed by Spencer Schools until he retired in 1988. Bill was involved in 4-H as a leader for many years, as well as the Farm Bureau Board. Bill was baptized in the First Christian Church in Spencer and attended the United Methodist Church in Dickens and Spencer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: Gene, Drexel and John Overeen; one sister, Romola Grethen; one grandchild; and sister-in-law; and brother‑in law.

Bill is survived by his wife, Margaret Overeen of Spencer; four daughters: Peggy Seck and husband, Lee of St. Louis Park, Minn., Becky Prentice and husband, Rich of Spencer, Barb McKinley and husband, Tim of Ames, and Jane Jans and husband, Jeff of Fostoria; Ed and Jan Nelson of Ida Grove; two sisters: Helen Damstrom of Spencer and Barbara Dotson of St. Louis Park, Minn.; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.