Rochester - A Funeral service for Mark E. Overby, age 49 who passed away December 2, 2010 at Seasons Hospice, will be held at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes' Chapel in Rochester on Wednesday, December 8th at 3:00 P.M with Rev. Karna Hagen of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 - 3:00 PM. Burial will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls, MN with Military Honors provided by the US Navy Honor Squad. Mark who currently lived in Waipahu, Hawaii, was visiting his parents in Rochester and getting a second opinion for treatment for cancer when he passed away.Mark E. Overby was born September 6, 1961 in Keokuk, Iowa to Duane and Norma (Peterson) Overby. He graduated from Pine Island High School and worked a short time for Pine Plating in Pine Island, MN before joining the U.S. Navy October 10, 1979. He retired in 2000 after 21 years of service. He was a Aviation Warfare Systems Operator specializing in Submarine detection. Following his military career he worked in Technical Support on Personel Computers for companies with US Government Contracts.Mark is survived by his parents, sisters, Kandy Smith of St. Charles, MN, Kristina Overby of Rochester, MN; and brothers, Michael Overby of Queenstown, Maryland, Matthew Overby of Rochester, MN and Murray Overby of Oronoco, MN. He was preceded in death by his grandparents.Memorials are requested to the American Cancer Society.
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For Mark I never forget him and he will be in my heart always and forever ... from Raivin (Onny) Thailand
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Wed and will miss the service. My thoughts will be with you and your family.
Uncle Duane & Aunt Norma,
I am so very sorry for your loss. We had the privilege of getting to know Mark due to the Navy. I realize we were cousins, but since the Arlan Overby family resided in Colorado, we never really got to know the MN Overby's that well.
Mark was genuinely a nice person with a caring personality. We had a lot of fun with him the times we would get to meet up.
My prayer for you is that in time, you will be able to think of him with smiles instead of so many tears.
It is sad that he is no longer here on earth. Randy must be talking up a storm with him right now as they have 20 years of catching up to do.
God Bless you and your family, and I am very sorry for your loss.
Jodie Overby Luxner
Uncle Duane & Aunt Norma, I know there are no words that will ease your pain. The loss of a son goes against the circle of life. Since the day we loss Randy our family has never been the same and Mom and Dad have had a void in their life time still struggles to fill. I never had the privilege to know Mark, our paths always took us in separate directions. There isn't a day that passes that I don't think about days on the farm with Randy. Remembering those warm summer days with him, Elmer, and Leonard helps keep him alive in my heart and makes tomorrow easier to get through.
Roger & Joan Overby
We are very sorry to hear about the loss of Mark. It is one of the hardest things in life that parents have to go through, burying your child. Use your memories to get through the rough times and feel free to call when you need someone to talk to and our door is always open.
We are so sorry for the loss of Mark. It has been years since I have seen him. I pray that God's love will comfort you thru these times of his joing with Christ. I know he has left the bounds of earth and is now free of pain and suffering. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
The Wells family
Mary and I are deeply saddened with the news of Mark's passing. We will hold Mark and his family in our thoughts and prayers.
Wayne & Mary