Norman Van Overbeke

January 10, 2018

Norm Obit PhotoJune 1, 1948 – Jan. 7, 2018

Mass of Christian Burial for Norman “Norm” Van Overbeke, age 69 of Ivan­hoe, will be 10:30 a.m. Sat­urday, Jan. 13 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Ivanhoe. Visitation will be Friday, 4-8 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. at the church. Vivitation will continue Saturday morning, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow the service at Sts. Peter and Paul Catho­lic Cemetery in Ivanhoe. Attendees are invited to dress in their favorite Min­nesota sporting apparel.Military Honors provided by Lincoln County VFW Post 2980 of Ivanhoe.
Norman Alois Van Over­beke was born June 1, 1948 in Marshall to Arthur and Julia (Matthys) Van Over­beke. He grew up in GreenValley and graduated from MarshallHigh School in 1966. Norm served in the U.S. Marine Corps as part of an artillery unit in Vietnam. After his service, Norm attended Southwest Minnesota State University. He achieved a Bachelor’s Degree and participated on the wrestling team.
He was married to Pa­tricia “Patt” Van Robays and to this union were born son Todd and daugh­ter Kristi. Norm worked for the Great Plains Sup­ply Company in Ivanhoe. After a brief transfer to Hutchinson, he returned to Ivanhoe, where he opened and operated the local hardware store. He also served as the Lincoln County Emergency Man­ager. Norm later went to work as a building inspec­tor for DSI and drove bus for 4.0 Bus Company. He retired from his inspecting job, but continued driving his “Precious Cargo” until his death.
Norm was a very social person. He made friends easily and volunteered actively for many organi­zations. He was Gambling Commissioner of VFW Post 2980 and volunteered for the Ivanhoe Fire Depart­ment for over 35 years. He loved sports of all kinds, including golf, softball and racquetball. He was also an outdoorsman and loved hunting and fishing. Norm was most passionate about his family and especially enjoyed following his kids’ and grandkids’ activities.
Norm died Sunday, Jan. 7 at the Sioux Falls VA Medi­cal Center shortly after a bone cancer diagnosis.
He is survived by his son Todd (and Jennifer) Van Overbeke of Ivanhoe and grandchildren Cooper and Carson; daughter Kristi Van Overbeke Leach of Vir­ginia Beach, Virginia and grandchildren Shaemon and Shelby; siblings—De­lores Sumption of Breck­enridge, JoAnn Gerlach of Green Valley, MaryAnn and Rich Memmer of Ven­tura, California, Gordie and Solveig Van Overbeke of Lucan, Eugene and Joann Van Overbeke of Eagan, and Kathy and Paul Moen of Minneapolis; nieces, nephews, relatives and special friend Carol Jan­iszeski of Minneota. Norm was preceded in death by his parents, brother Don­ald Van Overbeke and sis­ter LouAnn Van Overbeke.
Memorials preferred. Arrangements with Re­hkamp Horvath Funeral Directors, Marshall, Min­nesota,