Gerald "Jerry" J. Overman, 67
Dec. 2, 1946 - June 4, 2014
Mass of Christian burial celebrating the life of Gerald "Jerry" Joseph Overman, age 67 of Avon will take place at 11AM, Saturday, June 7, 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. Cloud.
Jerry 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