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LeRoy Overbeck

LeRoy B. “Short” Overbeck, 75, of Teutopolis, passed away Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, at his home.

According to LeRoy’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. A memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Teutopolis. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery in Teutopolis. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, with a 6 p.m. parish wake service at Johnson Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in loving memory of LeRoy to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the Shriners Hospital for Children.

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LeRoy was born on November 8, 1940, in St. Francis Township, Effingham County, the son of Richard and Florence (Hille) Overbeck. He married Theresa Breer on November 11, 1961, in Teutopolis. She preceded him in death on November 17, 1996.

LeRoy was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Teutopolis. He retired from Stevens Industries, Inc. in Teutopolis after more than 40 years of service. LeRoy enjoyed farming and woodworking.

LeRoy is survived by his children, Brenda (Byron Cordes) Weber, of Altamont; Kent (Lois Meyer) Overbeck, of Teutopolis; Greg Overbeck, of Teutopolis; and Kurt (Angie) Overbeck, of Teutopolis; grandchildren, Jennie (Aaron) Hible, Richard Overbeck and Nicholas Overbeck; sister, Jan (Larry) Hanfland, of Sigel; and brother, Mike (Cindy) Overbeck, of Teutopolis.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Theresa; and brother, Frank Overbeck.

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