|Doreen VanOverbeke, 92, Marshall|
Mass of Christian burial for Doreen VanOverbeke, 92, of Marshall, was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 13, at St. Clotilde Catholic Church in Green Valley.
She passed away peacefully with family at her side at the Minneota Manor on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009.
Doreen Gertrude Dever-eaux was born to Dennis and Alma (LaMarre) Devereaux on December 23, 1916, in Kenkokee, Illinois. She was baptized in Illinois, and she received first communion and was confirmed at St. Clotilde Catholic Church in Green Valley, and was a lifetime member of the St. Clotilde Parish. She completed elementary school while living in rural Green Valley.
On January 5, 1938, Doreen was united in marriage to Oscar VanOverbeke in Green Valley. After their marriage, Doreen was a homemaker and housewife while they lived in Green Valley, Cottonwood and Marshall.
Doreen’s enjoyments in life included participating in church activities, her strong faith, traveling, family events, embroidery and quilting, making homemade breads and buns, birds, four-leaf clovers, gardening, singing old songs, chickens, and selling eggs. Her most precious treasure was time with her family and friends.
She is survived by children, Shirley Paradis of Marshall, Carol (Jerry) Monsrud of Marshall, Elaine (Paul) Swift of Oaxaca, Mexico, and Tammy VanOverbeke of Marshall; grandchildren, Gary (Susan) Paradis, Tim Paradis, Lisa (Jerry) Fischer, Craig Paradis, Jim (Lori) Monsrud, Jeff Monsrud, Teresa (Curt) Buysse, Elisabeth Swift, Matthew Swift, and Hannah Swift; twelve great-grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; sister, Darlene VanOverbeke of Marshall; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Oscar; brother, Jerome; sisters, Dorothy McLaughlin and, Doris Mae VanOverbeke; and son-in-law, Bruce Paradis.