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Bill Overbeck

August 3, 1951 — November 17, 2009

Bill Overbeck, 58, of Hanover, KS, died Tuesday, November 17, 2009, at his home. A rosary service was held at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, November 22 at St. John's Catholic Church in Hanover. The Hanover Knights of Columbus led the service. A funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 23 at the church. Father David Metz officiated. Janet Fritschi played the organ while the church choir sang “Lord, You Have Come”, “Here I Am Lord”, “On Eagles Wings” and “How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place”. Pallbearers were Brad Owen, Wiley Kerr, Terry Taylor, Ron Elsasser, Traci Hatesohl and Dick Tegethoff. Burial was in the church cemetery with rites provided by the Hanover American Legion and Kansas Highway Patrol. Bill was born August 3, 1951, at Augusta, Georgia, the son of Verni Albert and Elizabeth (Nieland) Overbeck. He served in the U.S. Army for two years and was stationed in Germany and served in Vietnam. On February 2, 1974, he married Janet Diedrich at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Greenleaf. Bill owned and operated the Kerr McGee Gas Station in Marysville and later the Mobil Station in Hanover. He worked as an officer for the Washington County Sheriff for six years and served as the Washington County Sheriff for thirteen years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, American Legion, Kansas Sheriff's Association, Hanover Rural Fire Department and Washington County Fire Department Board. Survivors include his wife, Janet; two daughters, Jackie Meier and husband Greg of York, NE, and Joni Wiese of Hanover; two brothers, Carl Overbeck and wife Sue of Phoenix, AZ, and Bob Overbeck and wife Sherry of Tucson, AZ; two sisters, Joyce Voss and husband Steve, and Mary Abbott and husband Ross, all of Guttenberg, IA; three grandsons, Preston, Lane and Landon; and one granddaughter, Erika. A memorial fund has been established and will be designated at a later date. Contributions may be sent in care of the Hanover Mortuary, 110 S. Hollenberg, Hanover, KS 66945. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Bill Overbeck, please visit our flower store.


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