Carol (Greve) Overgaard, age 77, most recently of Longville, MN, passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at her home surrounded in her family’s love.
Carol was born January 18, 1944, to Harold and Charlotte Greve in Harlan, Iowa. She graduated from Elk Horn-Kimballton High School in 1962, where she first met her husband, Egon. After a bit of chasing by Carol, they started dating their senior year, and were married in 1964.
Carol attended Iowa Methodist Nursing School, but left Iowa after their wedding, as Egon finished Submarine School in the U.S. Navy. They settled in Charleston, SC where their first child, Jeff was born. Trisha came along three years later and after Egon was discharged from the Navy, they came back to Iowa and welcomed their third child, Heather. They eventually moved to Northwood, IA where they raised their family.
Carol worked at Fallgatter’s Market in Northwood, until going back to college at NIACC in Mason City, IA graduating with an AA in Accounting. Carol spent most of her career working at First Lutheran Church in Northwood, IA, retiring at 62, then moved to Longville, MN with Egon, in 2013.
Carol is known for having a huge heart filled with compassion, generosity, and a feisty spirit for life. She loved everything about nature, from the mountains out west, to watching the birds and squirrels in her own backyard. Carol valued life apart from material things and found her greatest joy in her family. Her greatest adventure was raising her family, and when her grand and great-grandchildren came along, life got even better. She was the ultimate tea party host, Uno competitor, and live audience member; memories that will be cherished forever.
Carol had a deep, abiding relationship with God and shared this in every aspect of her life. Her Bible was always within reach, and her identity was deeply grounded in God’s love for her and for all of humankind.
Carol is survived by her husband Egon, son Jeff (Tammy) Overgaard, daughters Trisha (Mitch) Jorgenson, and Heather (Jason) Hauser. Grandchildren Nadja Jorgenson, Kasey Overgaard, Austin (Teal) Jorgenson, Megan Overgaard, Hal Overgaard, Colton Hauser, and Ellayna Hauser. Great-Grandchildren Emma Jorgenson, Brielle Jorgenson, Greyson Jorgenson, and Beckett Jorgenson. Sisters Kathy Italiano, Nancy Greve, and Pam Harris. Sisters-in-law Annette Andersen, Karma (Howard) Sorensen, Elsa West, and Ebba Johnson. Along with many extended family and friends
Carol is preceded in death by her father and mother Harold and Charlotte Greve, father, and mother-in-law Niels and Nadjeshchda Overgaard, sisters-in-law Ardis Pedersen and Eva Leistad, and beloved dog Sadie.
A Celebration of Life is planned for Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at 1pm at Salem Lutheran Church in Longville, MN with Rev. Matt McWaters presiding. Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, November 16, 2021, from 6pm – 8pm, and Wednesday, November 17th from 12pm – 1pm at Salem Lutheran Church in Longville, MN. Celebration of Life - Live Stream: Search “Carol Overgaard” on YouTube.com
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to Salem Lutheran Church for their “Solar Array Project”
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