Lois Overland has died

September 19th, 2009


Lois Marie Overland (nee Barnes), age 88, of Minneapolis, passed away September 19, 2009. Preceded in death by husband Douglas I. Overland and sister Mercedes (MiMi) Mertesdorf. Survived by daughter Carol A. Overland and partner Alan Muller and “grandchildren” Kenya and Krie of Red Wing, Minnesota and Port Penn, Delaware; son David Overland and partner Kim Gardner of Pasco, Washington.

The grand-daughter of a union organizer, she graduated from North High and the U of M School of Nursing, served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Cavalry stationed at Ft. Dix and after the war worked in the Franklin, New Jersey hospital before coming back to Minnesota. In 1950, she married Douglas I. Overland, a mechanical engineer. They joined Mayflower Church and the church became an important focus of her life. She was a Deacon, served on the Benevolence and Social Justice committees and was a designer of church bulletin boards. After Doug’s retirement, they enjoyed many years of RVing across the country and backyard gardening.


Join us

Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.

for a

Memorial Service and Interment


Mayflower Community Congregational Church

106 E. Diamond Lake Road

Minneapolis, Minnesota


Memorials preferred to Mayflower Community Congregational Church Foundation.

2 Responses to “Lois Overland has died”

  1. Nancy Hone Says:

    All of Neighbors Against the Burner send you love and care at the time of the loss of your mother. We honor you in our lives, Carol. You make all of us proud of you.
    Nancy Hone

  2. Kristen Eide-Tollefson Says:

    Fun to see how you combine the gifts of your ancestry Carol, engineer, labor organize, and “bulletin” writer! We’re thinking of you in this passage. Thanks for all you do for the world.
    Ted and Kristen

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