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John VanOvermeiren

1938 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
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John Van Overmeiren

Born: November 6, 1938

Died: August 4, 2018

John Van Overmeiren was born on November 6, 1938 to Phillip and Florence (Olson) Van Overmeiren in the St. Charles City Hospital on Third Avenue after a long, courageous battle with lung cancer he died on Saturday, August 4, 2018.

John was a lifelong resident of St. Charles and a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church where he was baptized, confirmed, and married. During the 1960's and 70s he served on the church council and chaired the property committee. He truly enjoyed and understood the young people of the congregation as he served as a junior high advisor.

John was a graduate of St. Charles High School, class of 1956, having participated and lettered in all sports, especially Basketball. During his junior high years he was granted a trip to the Cubs baseball park for having been a talented pitcher for the Richard Clays Boys Club. After he pitched in that "big league park", Hank Sauer, the left field Cubs Champ, gave John one of his gloves. Continuing as a young adult John played softball on local company sponsored teams around the Fox Valley. John was a true sportsman which included fishing for walleyes, hunting game birds, and playing golf at Hughes Creek and Lake Carroll. Perhaps most of all he enjoyed snowmobiling each of the past 45 winters on the club trails in Wisconsin.

John was employed by Alumax Extrusions for 37 years, retiring in 1996. He held thesame position of Vice President of Engineering and Manufacturing for this international company. Besides his family he was always genuinely concerned forthe Alumax employees. By the age of 12 John demonstrated his mechanical inclination by building his first motorcycle from acquired parts. Throughout his lifetime he built and repaired almost anything using his innate inquisitive, aggressive, determined and competitive winning spirit.

After six years of dating John married his high school sweetheart, Caryl (Tonn). They had been king and queen of the prom and Christmas formal and have now been married for 58 years. Besides his wife John is survived by his daughter, Debbie (Douglas) Johnson, and their two children, Brittany (Aaron) Burreson, and Brandt Johnson. He is also survived by his son, Thomas (Tate) Van Overmeiren, fianc e, Marianne Ritschdorff, and Tate's daughter, Chelsy Van Overmeiren. Others surviving him are his brothers, Robert (Harriet) Van Overmeiren; sister-in-law, Barbara Daly; and several nieces and nephews.

John was preceded indeath by his younger brother, Roger; and his parents.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., St. Charles. The Funeral service willbegin at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1145 N. 5th Ave. followed by interment in Union Cemetery on N. 5th Ave. (Rt 25).

Contributions may be made to the charityof your choice or to Bethlehem Lutheran Church in John's memory. For further information please call Yurs Funeral Home 630-584-0060 or www.yursfuneralhomes.com

To leave an online condolencefor the family, visit the funeral homes obituary page at www.yursfuneralhomes.com. For more information, please call Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles, 630-584-0060.
Published in Kane County Chronicle on Aug. 9, 2018
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