In Memory of

Audrey Marie Van Overbeke

September 26, 1928 - August 12, 2020
From: Sutherland, IA
Audrey Marie Van Overbeke

Audrey Marie Van Overbeke

Born: September 26, 1928
Died: August 12, 2020
Age: 91

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     Audrey Marie Van Overbeke was born in Canby, MN to William and Alma Ness on September 26, 1928. She was raised in Canby and graduated from Canby High School in 1946.

     She married Renil Van Overbeke on August 4, 1947, at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Minneota, MN. The couple spent their early married years in Minnesota and the Des Moines, Iowa areas later moving to Sutherland, Iowa in 1966. Her life centered around raising her seven children. In 1970 Audrey attended Western Iowa Tech studying in the nursing program earning her LPN degree. She worked at local nursing homes until retiring in 1986.

     During retirement she enjoyed working at Templer’s Variety Store, reading, gardening, canning and pickling, fishing and playing bingo. She was an avid Vikings fan. Audrey also enjoyed many trips to Arizona with Renil.

     Audrey was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church Sutherland, Iowa, St. Anne’s Guild, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Sutherland Library.

      Audrey passed away on August 12, 2020 at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus, Iowa at the age of 91.

     Audrey is proceeded in death by her parents, Sisters Valborg Sheldahl, Doris Ahlman, Verna Wicks, one brother Clayton Ness, an infant sister, twin infant grandsons Shaun and Jesse Mueller and one granddaughter Madison Ahlman.

     She is survived by her husband of 73 years, Renil, and seven children: David (Sandy) Van Overbeke of Rochester, MN; Nancy (Doyle) Woltman of Quimby, Iowa; Janelle (Denny) Horstman of Marcus, Iowa; Mary (Rick) Giese of Sutherland, Iowa; Tom (Kim) Van Overbeke of Algona, Iowa; Chuck (Lori) Van Overbeke of Alden, Iowa and Patty (Tony) Ahlman of Tonto Basin, Arizona.

     Audrey also had many grandchildren and great grandchildren: Sara (Chris) Wolf, Brock and Brady; Derek (Jessica) Woltman, Jaden, Jace and Aralynn; Kristin (Wes) Behounek and Aiden; Jen (Mike) Treinen, Brooklyn, Madison and Tori; Bill (Jody) Horstman, Sydney and Mallory; Melinda (Stephen) Pallone and Giuseppe; Brenda (Dave) Hessenius; Stephanie (Dave) Cleveland, Emma and Ava; Bethany (Chris) Peck and Rilee; Tasha Wright, Malana and Jaden; Tanner Van Overbeke; Charlie (Lisa) Van Overbeke, Genevieve, Mark and Karagyn; Nick and Whitney Van Overbeke; Steven Van Overbeke; Alexis (Dan) Buckingham; David Van Overbeke; Morgan (Kenny) Gongaware, Sutteyn and Gavin; Reed Mueller; Shelby Ahlman, Dallin and Raylyn;  Chad (Jessica) Ahlman and Nicholas, Domnic and Andre.

Private Family Services will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Hartley.
Father Tim Hogan

Her Grandsons

Organist - Terri Carnahan

"How Great Thou Art"
"One Bread, One Body"
"O Loving God"
"Amazing Grace"

Calvary Cemetery - Sutherland, Iowa


Monday, August 17, 2020 at 7:49 AM
“The Family of Audrey
So very sorry for yout loss.

- Butch Engelje
Monday, August 17, 2020 at 7:49 AM
“Sorry to here of your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ”
- Carol Johnson
Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 7:20 AM
“I’m sorry to hear of Audreys passing. She was a gem of a lady. My condolences to Renil and their family.”
- Jean Pingel
Friday, August 14, 2020 at 7:54 AM
“Sorry for our families loss. Audrey was a loving wonderful person and will be missed. ”
- Ramona, Jim, Diane , Fischer
Friday, August 14, 2020 at 7:54 AM
“My deepest sympathy to my Uncle Renil and all of my cousins! I love you all! Rest is peace my sweet Aunt Audrey!”
- Susie Stone
Friday, August 14, 2020 at 7:54 AM
“So sorry to hear about Audrey, she was a very nice lady!”
- Sylvia Nikles
Friday, August 14, 2020 at 7:54 AM
“I got to work with Audrey and Renil and many years later with Janelle! You are an amazing family and your work has made a difference for so many! Audrey and I shared many laughs! My love to each of you!❤️🇺🇸”
- Jean Greeley
Friday, August 14, 2020 at 7:54 AM
“Janelle and Mary and the rest of the family, I'm so sorry to learn about your mom's death. It's sure hard. You're in my thoughts.”
- Marcia Brink
Friday, August 14, 2020 at 7:54 AM
“So sorry for your loss.
Rest in Paradise ”
- Debbie Nelson
Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 12:40 PM
“The Van Overbeke’s lived just a couple of houses down when I grew up, and I was able to get reacquainted with them recently while contributing to their care at Heartland. What a sweet lady—I know you’ll all miss her dearly. My thoughts and prayers will be with you during this difficult time. God bless.”
- Andrea Orthmann
Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 10:34 AM
“So very sorry for your loss. She was such a nice person. Sending our thoughts and prayers.”
- Becky Foley
Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 10:34 AM
“Mary, Tom and other family members - I’m so sorry for your loss!”
- Ann Hokinson
Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 7:57 AM
“Sorry for your loss she was a very nice woman! ”
- Lynn and Marilynn Horstmann
Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 7:57 AM
“I am sad to hear of your loss and offer my sympathy to the family. So hard to lose a beloved Mom. Thinking of you.”
- Gayle Giese
Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 7:57 AM
“So sorry to hear of your loss, Mary and family. Your Mom was such a sweet lady.”
- Jerilyn James
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 3:49 PM
“I love you so, so much Grandma.
Thank you for loving me so well.
- Stephanie Cleveland
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