Patricia Anne Overby, 93, a resident of Battle Lake

Published 9:43am Wednesday, September 4, 2013 Updated 11:46am Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Patricia Anne Overby, 93, a resident of Battle Lake, passed away peacefully the morning of Aug. 30, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Home in Battle Lake.


She was born March 22, 1920, to Shannen and Justine Hartzell.  She grew up in Fort Worth Texas, attending Our Lady of Victory Catholic School.

Pat followed in her mother’s footsteps by becoming an army nurse and served overseas during World War II.

It was there she met her future husband, Capt. Theodore E. Overby, of Madison, Minn.  They were married Dec. 29, 1945.

The couple resided in Madison where they raised their seven children.

Since 1956, Pat has enjoyed many summers at her family cabin on Blanche Lake.

Most recently she was a resident of the Good Samaritan Home in Battle Lake.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister and a brother; and her daughter, Elizabeth Markey.

Pat is survived by her sister, Betty Coffee; her children, Dr. Chuck Overby (Maggie), Katy Kise, Meme Krueger (George), Richard (Mat Buckingham), and John, Paul (Patti); 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Her joy of life, strong faith and creative spirit were an incredible inspiration to all of us.  “May the Blessing of the Lord be upon you…”

Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at the funeral home, one hour prior to the service at the church

Service: 3 p.m. Friday, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Battle Lake

Clergy:  Father Leroy Schik

Burial:   Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Cemetery, Battle Lake

Funeral Home: Olson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls




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