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    Don Mittag
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    Rodney Overson of Union Grove, Wisconsin | 1927 – 2017 | Obituary

    Visitation
    Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017

    Memorial Service
    Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017
    6:30 PM
    Rodney Overson
    May 02, 1927 – December 15, 2017

    Union Grove – Rodney Lee Overson, 90, passed away on December 15, 2017. He was born May 2, 1927 to Andrew and Erna (nee Christiansen) Overson in Racine, Wisconsin. Rodney attended grade school at Yorkville #4 School, which is now on the Wisconsin Historical Registry. He graduated from Union Grove High School in 1944 at age 17 and immediately joined the Merchant Marines. Rodney married Marian Louise Peckham on January 28, 1989.
    Rodney, along with his friend, built and ran “The Corner Drive-in” in Yorkville and loved it for many years. Over the years, he managed Franksville Lumber and also worked for the Farmer’s Mercantile and the railroad. Rodney finally became a real estate agent in 1967 and owned a Century 21 franchise until he retired in 1994. Rodney was an avid sportsman and hunter, traveling West several times for hunting. Rodney was a skilled trap shooter and was at one time considered the best shooter in the State of Wisconsin which qualified him to be enrolled in the Wisconsin Trap Shooter Association Hall of Fame in 2003. When his children were young, Rodney was a Boy Scout Leader. Rodney served as past president of the Union Grove Lions Club, past president of the Union Grove Area Chamber of Commerce, and was Grand Marshall of the Union Grove Fourth of July Parade in 2015. Rodney was also a member of Union Grove Masonic Lodge #288. One of his favorite activities was going to rummage sales and bargain hunting.
    Rodney is survived by his loving wife, Marian; children, Ron (Sue) Overson, Sherri (Joseph) Gillam, Susan (Eric) Martinson, Sandra Overson, and Stephanie (Jeff) Braun; grandchildren, Rondi (Lyle) Woodworth, Lindsay (Craig) Lykens, Erin Martinson, Amanda (Tom) Nehring, and Adam (Danielle) Braun; and great-grandchildren, Mallory Woodworth, Gillam Lykens, Maxwell Nehring, Lillyanne Humberg and Emmalynne Braun.
    Rodney was preceded in death by his parents, sons Rodger Overson and Mark Fuller; brother, Wayne Overson; and Marian’s brothers, Raymond and Roland Peckham.
    Visitation for family and friends will be held at Miller-Reesman Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 from 3 – 6:30 pm. Memorial service officiated by Pastor Sue Leigh will begin at 6:30 pm followed immediately by full military honors. Private burial services will take place on Thursday.
    The family would like to thank Aurora at Home, Dr. Bienemann, and Aurora Hospital staff on Cardiac/Neuro unit and Med/Surg 5 and Pete and Sylvia Wood for their love and compassionate care.

    SERVICES
    Visitation
    Wednesday, December 20, 2017

    Miller-Reesman Funeral Home
    620 15th Avenue
    Union Grove, Wisconsin 53182

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    Memorial Service
    Wednesday, December 20, 2017
    6:30 PM

    Miller-Reesman Funeral Home
    620 15th Avenue
    Union Grove, Wisconsin 53182

    Get Directions on Google Maps

    Full military honors to follow.

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    Mary Bleiler
    Participant

    Rodney was a very special person. Always had a smile on his face and time to chat. I have known him since I started shooting. He will be missed.
    Thanks Don for letting us “old” timers know.

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