What is a fireman?
June 6, 2011
Culver - Lance overmyer of Culver died June 6, 2011 at 1 a.m. in hospice house, Elkhart.
His body has been donated to science.
A memorial srvice is pending.
Lance A. Overymyer
May 18, 1943 - June 6, 2011
Culver - Lance A. Overmyer, 68, of Culver , IN, died Monday, June 6, 2011, peacefully at The Hospice House of Elkhart, IN, at 1:00 a.m., with his wife and children at his side.
Lance is survived by his wife, Mary Lynn Overmyer; daughters, Shelli Ann Arriaga of Carmel and Amy Lynn (Ryan) Jessen of Plymouth; and son, Lance Aric (Jessica) Overmyer of Plymouth.
He leaves behind five grandchildren, Jennifer Arriaga, David Arriaga, Preston Jessen, Lance Andrew Overmyer and Thomas Overmyer; mother, Helen Overmyer of Plymouth; sister, Suzanne (Kean) MacOwan of Frankfort; and two brothers, Thad (Jane) Overmyer of Kentucky and Tim Overmyer of Plymouth.
He was preceded in death by his father, Earl Dean Overmyer, and daughter, Sally Ann Overmyer Bolt.
A memorial service will take place Saturday, June 18, 2011, at 11 a.m. in the Culver Elementary School gymnasium, 700 School Street,
Culver . Fr. Jeff Largent will officiate the service, with Fr. Thaddeus Balinda assisting.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been set up at First National Bank in Culver where money will be divided between the Culver Fire Department and Hospice.
"Human Character is measured by good deeds done when no one is watching."
South Bend Tribune
Culver citizen, 16 June 2011
|Honoring a Culver hero|
June 23, 2011 - Culver CITIZEN/PLYMOUTH PILOT
By Jeff Kenney
CITIZEN PHOTO/JEFF KENNEY
The Culver Elementary gymnasium was filled with community members on hand to pay tribute to recently-deceased former Culver Fire Chief Lance Overmyer Saturday morning, at a memorial service presided over by Fr. Jeff Largent (above, left), former pastor of St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church in Culver , as well as present pastor Fr. Tad Balinda. Kenton Lord, Chaplain of the Indiana Firefighters Association, noted Overmyer served on Culver 's fire department for 42 years as a firefighter, Captain, Secretary, and finally Chief, said Overmyer could never be replaced. Current Culver Chief Mike Grover described Overmyer's ongoing humor, even in the midst of diffic ult situations, and said the things he taught department members would stick with them. "He was a character," said Grover, "and he had a lot of character."
Joined by uniformed members of the department and surrounding departments, Lord and other representatives of the IDFA presented Overmyer's family a bible and grave marker (above, right), as Marshall County emergency dispatch interrupted its
regular operations to officially announce over the airwaves that Overmyer had "completed his duty," even as Culver 's fire whistle blew in honor of the former Chief, and bagpiper Kevin Foley began a solemn rendition of "Amazing Grace." The flag at
Culver 's fire station continued to fly at half-mast in memorial to Overmyer as well.
He has a song in his heart
By IDA CHIPMAN - 2004
Lance Overmyer's Retirement & Birthday
Farewell to A Friend
- Jeff kenny
1965 - Roster