Mildred Myerchin OvergaardMildred Myerchin Overgaard, 95, of Crookston, MN, died peacefully early Tuesday morning, January 29, 2013, at the Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home in Crookston. Mildred was born in Grand Forks, ND on November 19, 1917 to Albert and Roseanne (Burton) Jeffrey. On November 5, 1935 she was united in marriage to Walter F. Myerchin at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The couple farmed near Warren, MN, and together raised ten children. In 1955 they moved to Crookston Township where they farmed until Walter's passing on December 20, 1963. She was united in marriage to Albert G. Overgaard on October 26, 1968 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Crookston, and they made their home on Mildred's farm. Albert passed away on August 4, 2008. Mildred was a devoted member of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, the Sacred Heart Circle, Catholic Daughters, and the Crookston-Parnell Homemakers.
Mildred's family members include her 9 living children: Dennis (Delores) Myerchin of Crookston, MN, Audrey (Patrick) McNulty-Mangan of Westminster, CO, Dale Myerchin of Crookston, Joyce (Gary) Klava of Austin, TX, Theodore Myerchin of Alta Loma, CA, Mary Beth (Donald) Solheim of Crookston, Harvey (Carolyn) Myerchin of Crookston, Debra (Greg) Nelson of Grand Forks, ND, and Sheldon (Diana) Myerchin of Sauk Rapids, MN; a son-in-law, Sherman Hirsch of North Platte, NB; 29 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Norman Torkelson of Cumberland, WI; and a sister-in-law, Doris Jeffrey of Orion, IL. She also leaves 2 step-children, Earl (Faye) Overgaard and Marlys (Vern) Demarais, both of Crookston; a step-daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Overgaard of East Grand Forks, MN; many step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren. In addition to her husbands, Walter and Albert, Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Roseanne Jeffrey; a daughter, Marilyn Hirsch; a son-in-law, Martin McNulty; two daughters-in-law, Jean Myerchin and Cindy Myerchin; a granddaughter, Rene' Myerchin; a great-grandson, Matthew LeBlanc; a step-son, Larry Overgaard; a step-daughter, Dianne Engelstad and her husband, Kelly; a brother, Clifford Jeffrey; and three sisters: Adorine Nelson and her husband, Norman, Mary Lou Torkelson, and 5-year old, Vivian.