April 12 1950 February 01 2020
Dean Howard Overby April 12, 1950 – February 01, 2020 Share this obituary Sign Guestbook| View Guestbook Entries| Send Sympathy Card| Memorial Donation Dean Howard Overby, 69, of Tomah, passed away peacefully in La Crosse Mayo Hospital’s Hospice floor on Saturday, February 1, 2020, just before 5 p.m. He was born April 12, 1950 to Gene and Velma (nee Young) Overby of Tomah, Wisconsin. He attended North Tomah School for 8 grades then Tomah Senior High School, graduating in 1968. He attended UW-Eau Claire, majoring in both chemistry and math, then realized his true love of cooking (since childhood) would lead him next to culinary school and becoming a chef. Dean spent his entire adult life working in the food industry, first as a chef and restaurant manager, then as a food salesman, where he made many friends and garnered many top sales awards throughout the years. He was simply the best at both. He loved cars, boats, water sports, and throughout his life, held in his heart many happy moments and memories of family and friends. As a boy he was always imaginative, loved to build things, always up for play with his siblings and friends, worked at the local grocery store and enjoyed several summers working at his uncle and aunt’s farm in rural Black River Falls. Preceding him in death was his first wife, Linda (nee Fortson), his parents, brother-in-law Joe Streff, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Charlotte (nee Fredrickson) and Doug Mallory. He leaves to mourn his wife Maggie, his son Bob (Amy) of Minneapolis, his son Rich (Nichole) of La Crosse; his step-daughter Carissa (BJ) Ramseier of Cadott, his step-daughter Michelle (Adam) Zank of Augusta, his grandchildren, his sister Sheila (Chuck) Peterson of Green Bay, his sister Lynette Streff of Independence, Maggie’s daughter Susie (Edward) Denzer of Monument, Colorado, her daughter Janet (Ben) Johnson of Sparta, nieces, cousins, and many friends, — all heartbroken and searching for peace in his passing. We will always remember his wit, his “what’s going to happen now” smile and his zest for life. Memorial Service will be held Saturday, February 8th, 2020, 12:00 Noon at St. Matthew’s Church, 4285 US Hwy 12, Warrens. Visitation begins at 10 a.m. and lasts until the time of service. Reverend Kory Janneke will officiate. Interment will be April 11th at Hatfield Cemetery, off Buckhorn Drive, Village of Merrillan, WI. The Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, Tomah is assisting with arrangements. Online condolences may be given at www.sonnenburgfamilyfh.com The family has requested no flowers; instead a memorial has been set up. SERVICES Visitation Saturday, February 08, 2020 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM St. Matthew Lutheran Church 4285 US Hwy 12 Warrens, WI 54666 Get Directions on Google Maps Memorial Service Saturday, February 08, 2020 12:00 PM St. Matthew Lutheran Church 4285 US Hwy 12 Warrens, WI 54666 Get Directions on Google Maps Print Obituary Sign Guestbook Name: Location: Video: Image: Light A Candle Candle 1 Candle 2 Candle 3 Candle 4 Email: Please keep my message private Personal Message: Personal Message (required) Confirm: Submit Guestbook entry
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Dean Howard Overby April 12 1950 February 01 2020.
Death notice for the town of: Tomah, state: Wisconsin