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Agnes M. Van Overbeke

November 23, 2012
Marshall Independent

March 30, 1934-Nov. 21, 2012

MARSHALL - Mass of Christian burial for Agnes M. Van Overbeke, 78, of Marshall, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church of the Holy Redeemer in Marshall. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today with a 4 p.m. Rosary and 7 p.m. prayer service at the Hamilton Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

She passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at the Marshall Regional Medical Center.

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Agnes M. Van Overbeke

Agnes Mary was born March 30, 1934, to Emil Paul and Alma Mary (Boudreau) Coudron in Stanley Township, Lyon County. She was baptized April 21, 1934, received first communion May 13, 1945, and was confirmed April 27, 1948, at The Church of the Holy Redeemer in Marshall. She attended Country School District 75 in Stanley Township through the 8th grade. In 1943, when Agnes was 9 years old, their family home burned down and they lived in the brooder house until the new house was built.

On April 8, 1958, Agnes was united in marriage to Arthur James "Jim" Van Overbeke at The Church of the Holy Redeemer. After the couple's marriage they lived in Clifton Township where she first had indoor plumbing. In 1965 they moved to the family farm where she resided until her death. Agnes was a wife, mom, grandma, great-grandma, sister, and homemaker. The couple retired in 1997. Jim died on Oct. 24, 2005.

Agnes' enjoyments in life were spending time with her family, gardening, canning, working on the farm,reading, sewing, and quilting. She particularly liked the color purple and the Fern Leaf Peony flower. She gave many of her quilts to her children and grandchildren and also donated some to various charities, including Heart to Heart, Prairie Home Hospice, and St. Ann's school.

Agnes was a member of the Marshall Area Senior Center, Threadbenders Quilt Club, NFO; and she also served on the Holy Redeemer Parish council.

Agnes was a faithful and active member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church all of her life.

Agnes is survived by eleven children, Bernard, of Dubois, Wyo., Judy, of Sioux Falls, S.D., Janice, of Marshall, Karen (Daniel) Nucuta, of Scottsdale, Ariz., Gary (Lori) of Marshall, Donna, of Marshall, Bonnie (Mike) DeNomme, of Mayer, Gerald, of Marshall, Carol (Todd) Cannon, of Mantorville, Monica, of Sioux Falls, and Mary (Chad) Johnson, of Midland, Texas; 18 grandchildren, Monique (fiance Jimmy), Ian, Jason, Andrew, Diana, Raymond, Alaina, Spencer, Kaiden, Jordon, Stephanie (Max), Anthony, Derrick, Ashley, Nicholas, Courtney, Kathryne and Camden; one great grandchild; four siblings, Alice (Don) Schoenberger, of Thermopolis, Wyo., Melvin (Aloma), Donald (Kathy) Coudron and Mary Ann (Don) Kor, all of Marshall; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy; her mother, Alma; her father, Emil; and her sister, Evelyn Demuth.

Blessed be the memory of Agnes VanOverbeke.



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