In Memory

Darrell Overpeck - Class Of 1958

Darrell Overpeck

CLINTON- Darrell Lee Overpeck, 80, of Clinton, Indiana passed away at 5:07 pm Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. He was a retired Funeral Director and owner of Overpeck Funeral Home and a partner with Overpeck-Gooch Funeral Home in Dana. He was born March 20, 1940 in Attica, Indiana to the late Edgar Overpeck and Marjorie Van Huss Overpeck Gross.

Survivors include his wife Mary Catherine Barnes Overpeck whom he married July 14, 1962; also surviving, one daughter, Darrylene (Ricky) Corbin of Rome, Georgia; one son, Darrell “Dee” Overpeck of Clinton; one sister, Sue (Julian) Hassler of Danville; one aunt, Waneta Overpeck of Rockville; four grandchildren, Ben (May) Corbin, Sam Corbin and Mary Emily Corbin; great-granddaughter, Maylee Corbin; two nephews, several cousins. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Adam Corbin on December 18, 2016 and Uncle, Bill Overpeck and beloved dog, Alvie.

He was a member of the Dana United Methodist Church, Masonic lodge in Dana, Montezuma, Parke lodge #8 in Rockville, St. Bernice American Legion post 108 and the Indiana Funeral Directors Association where he served as District 6 director. He was a 1958 graduate of Rockville High School, attended Indiana University and served four years with the U.S. Navy.

He was a 1964 graduate of the Indiana College of Mortuary Science working for Barnes Mortuary in Rockville and Patrick J. Ryan Funeral Home in Terre Haute. In 1966 he and Mary Catherine purchased the Kersey Funeral Home in Dana renaming it Overpeck Funeral Home and served the community for 32 years, many of those years providing ambulance service to the area. He enjoyed boating, tennis, golf and attending auctions traveling the area buying and repairing the items to sell or give away. He could always be found on Saturday mornings at the Rockville Sale Barn. He spent many summers mowing Geneva Hills Golf Course. He started repairing/rebuilding bicycles that he would find at garage sales. Over the years he has provided more than 2,500 bicycles to children.

Services will be 11:00 am Saturday, June 27, at Dana United Methodist Church, 260 N. Linden Street, Dana, with the Rev. David Barnett officiating. Burial will follow at Bono Cemetery in Dana. Visitation is 5-8 pm Friday at the church.