Ronald Overbeck


Ronald A. Overbeck, 75, of Beatrice, died Monday, June 19, 2017 at a Lincoln hospital. He was born on October 20, 1941 at Beatrice. He graduated from Beatrice High School in 1959 and attended the Lincoln School of Commerce in 1962. He married Arlene Schmidt October 24, 1965 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Beatrice. He served with the Army National Guard from 1963-1969. He worked at Production Credit of Beatrice and then at Store Kraft as manager of the Cost Department for 43 years. He also farmed all of his life. He was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Beatrice and several camping clubs. He enjoyed woodworking but loved farming. Survivors include his wife, Arlene of Beatrice; son, Larry Overbeck and wife Karyn of Omaha; two daughters, Carol Sueper of Beatrice and Nancy Brewer and husband Jason of Gretna; 12 grandchildren, Rachel Overbeck of Boston, Jacob, Anna and Sarah Overbeck all of Omaha, Colin, Devin and Jenna Brewer all of Gretna, Evan, Grant, Luke, Maxwell and Gabriel Sueper of Beatrice; brother, Dale Overbeck and wife Betty of Beatrice; sister, Karen Overbeck Koch and husband Daryl of Mesa, Arizona; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Elsie Hasenohr Overbeck, infant sister, Janice, and in-laws, Louis and Anna Wallman Schmidt. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, June 23, 2017 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Beatrice with Pastor Kathee Forrest officiating. Inurnment of the cremains will be at a later date. A family prayer service will be held at 10:45 A.M. on Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to the family’s choice with Terri Huls and Rondi Mettscher in charge. Cremation has taken place and there will be no viewing but a register book will be available at the Fox Funeral Home from 8:00 A.M. until 9:00 P.M. on Thursday. The family will meet and greet relatives and friends Thursday from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Fox Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Clarice and Gene Krepela

To the family of Ron Overbeck, We are sorry for your loss, and hope that you find comfort in memories. We have visited with you at Karyn and Larry's, and we go to Calvary with them. God bless. Gene and Clarice Krepela

 Posted July 6, 2017 - 12:01pm
Clarice and Gene Krepela

To the Overbeck Family, We are sorry to learn of your loss. We go to Calvary Lutheran, and have enjoyed visiting with you at different occasions at Karyn and Larry's home. Ron was always very nice to visit with, and we hope that all of you have good memories of him that will bring comfort in the coming days. God bless you with His peace.

 Posted July 6, 2017 - 11:59am
Aleksandra Maslowska

I am so sorry for your loss Mrs. Overbeck. Ron's death was a surprise to me. Ron was my boss at Store Kraft Mfg, when I worked there. I will always remember him as one of the kindest people I have ever met. I had a pleasure to work with him for 6 years and I will always have fond memories of Ron.

 Posted June 27, 2017 - 10:06am
Arlene Overbeck

Thank you very much, yes he always was a kind person, never put himself first.

 Posted July 7, 2017 - 10:43pm
Larry & Alice Wesche

We were saddened at the death of Ron. Arlene we have fond memories of our time in Canyon Vistas and also summer campouts that Rex and Elaine invited us to attend. God's blessings to you and your family.
Larry & Alice Wesche, Manhattan, KS

 Posted June 26, 2017 - 7:27pm
Arlene Overbeck

Thank you very much, Ron always enjoyed talking with you.

 Posted July 7, 2017 - 10:45pm
Doris Luckeroth

Arlene and family,I was shocked and saddened to see RON'S death notice in the paper,I couldn't make it to the funeral ,but I wanted to tell you how much Don and I both thought of Ron! .He was a great guy, too bad there are not more like him in this world !!I will be thinking of you and your family in the days to come and praying that you will be comforted by your memories of him. .I know how very hard it is to lose one you love so deeply!

 Posted June 23, 2017 - 8:50pm
Arlene Overbeck

Thank you, Doris. Yes it was hard to lose him but I know he is in a better place.

 Posted July 7, 2017 - 10:46pm
Connie (Boehr) Buller

Dear Karen and family--please accept our sympathy. Ron was older than I, but we went to Hunt country school, District 16 east of Beatrice when I was in 2nd grade and he in 7th or 8th. May his memory be a blessing to you and yours.

 Posted June 22, 2017 - 9:15pm
Arlene Overbeck

Thank you very much

 Posted July 7, 2017 - 10:47pm
Blair Johnson

So sorry for your loss Mrs. Overbeck! Your family is on my mind. Praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.

 Posted June 22, 2017 - 9:08am
Erin Lassley

I'd only just gotten to know Ron via being a customer at Sack Lumber. He brought me a nail gun for repair that nobody could get parts for. He provided me with some information and thanks to him, I was able to locate the part so I could repair his nail gun. I just spoke with him at Sack Lumber within the past few months and so it comes as a complete shock to me that he has passed. He was a very kind guy and would look for me when he came in. I'm glad to have met Ron even though it was for a very short time. Here's to another friend I look forward to seeing again.

 Posted June 21, 2017 - 8:54pm
Arlene Overbeck

Yes I remember the nail gun repair. He spoke highly of you. Thank you for your kind words.

 Posted July 7, 2017 - 10:48pm
Steve and Karen Benton

So sorry to hear of Ron's passing. On our Excel tours he was always the "go to guy" when something broke. He seemed to have had every tool along on the trip and knew how to use them. Always smiling and laughing and so easy to get along with. I'm sure he will be missed by all.

 Posted June 20, 2017 - 8:30pm
Arlene Overbeck

He most certainly is missed. I don't know where all his tools are, so I have to search for them He was always moving them around.

 Posted July 7, 2017 - 10:50pm

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