Mass of Christian burial celebrating the life of Gerald “Jerry” Joseph Overman, age 67 of Avon will take place at 11AM, Saturday, June 7th 2014 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church-Parish Center. Father Nathanael Hauser OSB will officiate the service. Jerry died unexpectedly but peacefully Wednesday afternoon while napping in his chair at his home. There will be a one hour gathering prior to the mass starting at 10AM Saturday morning at the parish center and a luncheon to be served after the mass for sharing of stories. Arrangements are being made with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home of St. CloudJerry was born December 2nd 1946 in Melrose to Joseph Jr. and Evelyn (Roering) Overman. He graduated from St. Cloud Technical High School and also attended trade school in the sheet metal industry. He lived his entire life in the central Minnesota area where he met Karen Christen. The couple was married on December 30th 1967 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. They lived in St. Cloud until 1976 when they built their home in the country near Collegeville where he lived the rest of his life. He worked as an HVAC foreman for McDowall Company and Sentrasota before retiring in 2003. Jerry had a deep love of nature. He greatly enjoyed fishing with family and friends, and any time that could be spent simply observing nature or working outside on his property. He also had a great talent for woodworking. What he loved most in life was the time he got to spend with his family which he loved so much. Jerry was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and also the SMW Local 10.
Jerry is survived by his wife of 47 years Karen Overman, Avon; his children Christine (Brent) Nehring, Kimball; Michael (Jody) Overman, St. Cloud; his mother Evelyn Overman, St. Cloud; his grand children Julie, Jennifer, Megan, Grant, Adam, Brice, Meredith, Monica; his 4 great-grandchildren; and his siblings Kenneth (Mitzi) Overman, St. Cloud; and Joanne (John) Milam, St. Cloud.He is preceded in death by his father Joseph Overman Jr.In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Camp Odayin. Camp Odayin is a camp for children with heart disease located near Cross Lake, MN. Please send donations to Camp Odayin – 273 3rd Street South #104 Stillwater, MN 55081. For more information or to donate online please visit www.campodayin.com
Schedule and Information
There will be a one hour gathering prior to the mass starting at 10AM Saturday morning at the PARISH CENTER with a luncheon to be served after the mass for sharing of stories.
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church PARISH CENTER
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Camp Odayin. Camp Odayin is a camp for children with heart disease located near Cross Lake, MN. Please send donations to Camp Odayin 273 3rd Street South #104 Stillwater, MN 55081. For more information or to donate online please visit www.campodayin.com
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church- PARISH CENTER
Karen and family,
We were stunned to hear of Jerry’s sudden death and we are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Dear Karen and family,
I send you my sympathy to all of you. I knew Jerry to be such a kind and friendly man. I will treasure his handmade wood items given to me through Jill. Karen, yesterday you spoke so proudly about Jerry giving away all his beautiful work.
Chris and Brent, I understand how difficult it is to lose your dad when it seems, to us, to be way too soon. I will pray for God’s comfort and peace for all of you.
Karen, Chris & Mike
We were saddened to hear of Jerry’s passing. We remember the way he made all friends welcome & enjoyed a good party. We are thinking of you in this time of sorrow
So sorry for your loss !
Keeping your family in our thoughts & prayers.
Cherish your memories
KAREN, MIKE , JODY & FAMILY
WE ARE SO SORRY FOR YOUR SUDDEN LOSE, JERRY WAS A GOOD MAN AND GOOD FRIEND HE WILL BE MISSED. OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU.
Karen and family-
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Jerry was a sweet, kind-hearted man. He will be missed. Lots of Love.
so sorry to hear of your sudden lose , he will very missed,our love and prayers go out to you and your family,god bless you all .
We will always remember Jerry as “the egg man”, skillfully manning the grill at the St. John the Baptist parish breakfasts. We also enjoyed catching up with him at the gym after a good workout. We are so sorry for your loss.
Al & Jean Beckel
We were shocked to hear. Gerry Munt Called to let us know what happened. We then kept watching the papers for the obit. This morning Cathy Mont called to say they just got word the funeral was this am and they were leaving with friends shortly. We couldn’t react that quickly so missed the funeral.
We are so sorry. Please let the kids know how we feel and feel for them. And don’t forget to let Kenny know too.
Memories are all we have and to cherish. I know I have a number of memories that I still bring up that Jerry did, like ratting on Chip Hansen with his golf clubs in his pickup. Please know many are so sad and share your loss.
Karen & family, So sorry to hear of Jerry’s sudden death.May the Lord watch over all of you during these difficult days. Will keep you in our prayers.
Karen, Chris, Mike and Family,
I am so deeply sorry for the unexpected loss of Uncle Jerry. I wish I could have been there to say goodbye and offer my condolences in person. I have been thinking about your family a lot the last couple days and I will continue to think of you and pray for your comfort and peace. It’s really hard to know what to say in times like these, but I just wanted to say I am thinking about your family. It’s such a loss to see him go. Some of my happier childhood memories include him and Karen riding up on their motorcycle to our house and Karri and I being so excited to see them. He was always so jolly and happy. Those are the memories I will cherish. Peace and comfort to you all.
Karen & Family
So very sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. We will keep You and your Family in our thoughts and prayers. When ever a good person passes it is a loss to all.
So sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. You and your Family are in our thoughts and prayers. It is always such a great loss when someone passes away, remember all the good times.
Karen, So sorry to hear of your sudden loss. Just 2 weeks ago Jerry stopped by our house to pick something up. He was telling us about all of the grand-kids. He really loved his family and was loved in return. You are all in our prayers.