Obit: Overman, Dr. Meric V. (1907 - 1966)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Overman, Tuttle, Ericson, Johnson, Rath, Olson, Manz, Warlum, Schwarze, Lauscher, Peters, Wuethrich, Scott, Nealey, Jackson, Langreck, Griswold, Segerstrom, Koch, Pfeffercorn, Murphy, Risch, John, Laufenberg, Fleming, Paulson, Epding, Waldschmidt, Mason, Custer, Lewis, Rowe, Lathrop, Schields, Armstrong, Nichols, Koehler

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 12/22/1966

Overman, Dr. Meric V. (3 April 1907 - 17 December 1966)

The Masonic Temple in Neillsville was filled Tuesday afternoon for the funeral service of Dr. Meric V. Overman, 59, widely known Neillsville physician, who died Saturday at his cottage near Hayward of an apparent heart attack.

Masonic rites were conducted by the Rev. W. C. Koehler, and burial was made in the Neillsville City Cemetery.

One of the principal movers in construction of Memorial Hospital in Neillsville, Dr. Overman had gone to his cottage where he expected to meet a son, Jerry, for skiing at Mt. Telemark over the weekend. Jerry was late in arriving from the University of Minnesota, where he is a student. So, rather than to ski that day, Dr. Overman and his son started to put up wood.

Shortly afterward Dr. Overman told his son that he didn’t fell well and went into the cottage to lie down. With Jerry’s help he took some medication and asked his son to take him home. Dr. Overman apparently suffered another attack near the car as they prepared to leave.

Dr. Overman was born April 3, 1907, in Balsam Lake, the son of the late Albert and Rosemound E. (Tuttle) Overman. He attended schools in Polk County and was graduated from Balsam Lake High School and River Falls Teachers College (now University). For two years he taught in the Granton Public Schools before going to the University of Wisconsin to enter medical school. Following his graduation and internship, he practiced medicine in Granton with Dr. R. R. Rath, and in Greenwood with Dr. William Olson.

He established a medical practice in Neillsville in 1942, and a few years later became associated with Dr. Kenneth Manz, with whom he organized the Neillsville Clinic.

Dr. Overman was an active member of the Neillsville Rotary club and other civic organizations. A 32nd degree Mason, he was affiliated with Neillsville Lodge, No. 163 F. & A. M., Neillsville Chapter, No. 66, Royal Arch Masons; Neillsville Commandery, No. 36, Knights Templar; and Zor Shrine of Madison.

On October 13, 1936, he was married in Litzin, Minn., to the former Evelyn Ericson, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Thomas, of Tucson, Ariz., and Jerry; a daughter, Mrs. Donald W. (Kathleen) Johnson of Neillsville; two grandchildren; and two brothers, Earl of St. Louis, Mo., and E. A. Overman, a retired army man, of Oslo, Norway.

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 12/29/1966

Masonic rites were conducted Tuesday afternoon, December 20, in the Masonic Temple for Dr. M. V. Overman, 59, of Neillsville, who died of an apparent heart attack December 17, at his cabin near Hayward.

The Rev. W. C. Koehler of the United Church of Christ officiated at Masonic services. The Rev. Oscar Nichols of the Methodist Church officiated at the graveside. Burial was made in the Neillsville City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Elliot Warlum, D.K. Schwarze, Dr. K. F. Manz, Ivan W. Lauscher, Dr. Robert Peters and Allen Wuethrich.

“How Great Thou Art” was sung by Mrs. W. C. Koehler, accompanied by Mrs. Jess W. Scott.

People from out of town attending the services were: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Nealey, St. Paul, Minn., A. H. Ericson, Savage, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Tom Overman, Tucson, Ariz.; Jerry Overman, Minneapolis, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Leo Jackson, Kevin Langreck, Dr. and Mrs. Loren Griswold, of Madison; Harold A. Segerstrom, River Falls; Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Koch and Dr. and Mrs. Douglas Pfeffercorn of Colby; Dr. George Murphy, La Crosse; Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Risch, Minneapolis, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald John, Pepin; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Griswold Muskego; Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey Laufenberg, Alma Center; Rick Fleming and Dr. Paulson of Eau Claire; Art Epding and Glenn C. Waldschmidt of Wausau; Drs. R. W. Mason, G. S. Custer, Russel Lewis, R. J. Rowe, Mr. and Mrs. Stuart A. Lathrop and Rick Lathrop, of Marshfield; Dr. D. D. Schields of Wisconsin Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Armstrong of Abbotsford; and many friends from Greenwood, Granton, Chili and the surrounding area. The hospital board and personnel and the doctors attended in a body.



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