Van Overbeke, Doris Kathryn (Ross) (1916-1999)

Doris Kathryn Ross was born March 8, 1916 in Westline Township of Redwood County, MN to Stanley and Myrtle (Haskins) Ross. She attended elementary school in Milroy and high school in Tracy and graduated from Marshall High School in 1934. She worked for the Federal Government in the Corn-Hog Program from the Extension Office. In 1935, Doris worked for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in the farm management divison.

On October 2, 1939, she and Adolph “Smoke” Van Overbeke were married in Minneapolis. In 1943, she joined her husband in Farragut, Idaho, where he was stationed in military service. The couple returned to Marshall after his discharge.

In 1953, she became office manager for the Lyon County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service and later worked in the Physical Plant at SSU. She worked there until her retirement in 1986.
She was a faithful member of the Christ United Presbyterian Church, serving as an Elder, Trustee and on various church committees.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and seven sisters.

Survivors include her son, David of Marshall; daughter, Pamela Runia of Rochester; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Laura Bolton of Newark, Ohio, Shirley MacNaughton of San Antonio, Texas and Helen Andries of Bloomington; one brother, Stanley Ross of Balaton; and special friend, Gordy Zinda of Marshall.

Doris Kathryn (Ross) Van Overbeke died Wed., May 12, 1999 at Weiner Memorial Medical Center in Marshall. She was 83.

[Interred Calvary Catholic cemetery]

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky