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Mary E. Van Overschelde

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Mary E. Van Overschelde

Mary E. Van Overschelde, age 97, of Mitchell (formerly of Letcher) died November 23, 2013 at Avera Brady Health and Rehab. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday November 26, 2013 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mitchell. Visitation will be from 6-8 PM Monday at the Will Funeral Chapel with a prayer service at 7:00 PM. Burial will be in St. Scholasticas Catholic Cemetery at Letcher.

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She was born at Alexandria, SD on August 16, 1916 to Charles and Ella (McDonald) Harding. She married Leonard Van Overschelde on November 28, 1939 in Alexandria, SD. They made their home and farmed in the Letcher area all of their lives.

Mary enjoyed baking, gardening but especially being with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a member of St. Scholasticas Catholic Church in Letcher until there closure and became a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and Altar Society in Mitchell.

Grateful for having shared her life are her children: Eugene Van Overschelde (Nancy) of Coppel, TX; Margaret Timp of Sioux Falls, SD; Janet Timp of Pierre, SD; Phyllis Wright of Crystal, MN; Patricia Guse (Ray) of Watertown, MN; Beverly Fergison of Ft. Dodge, IA; Darrel Van Overschelde of Parkston, SD and Loren Van Overschelde (Julie) of Letcher, SD; two sisters Evelyn Schlimgen of Mitchell, SD and Trudie Morgan of Orlando, FL; 22 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Leonard, son Virgil, his wife and family, son David in infancy, daughter Eilene, daughter Elizabeth; son in laws Gary Wright, Jay Timp and Perry Fergison; brother Frank Harding and sister Irene Smith.

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