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Van Overbeek, O.S.A., Rev. Gerald Rev. Gerald "Jerry" Van Overbeek, O.S.A., age 84, Died January 1, 2019. Professed vows in the Augustinian Order in 1957. Graduate of St. Rita High School in 1953. Taught at Austin Catholic High School, Detroit, MI and served as librarian at Tolentine College, Olympia Fields, IL and Director of Pre-Novitiate Formation. Loving son of the late Kathleen and John C. Van Overbeek; devoted brother of Vincent "Jack" (Jean) Phillips, Ronald (Joan) Grant, and the late Richard (Susan) Grant; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Monday 3:00-7:00 p.m., followed by Mass 7:00 p.m. at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel, 7740 S. Western Ave., Chicago. Burial Tuesday 11:00 a.m. at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, in Alsip. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Augustinians, 5401 S. Cornell Ave., Chicago, IL 60615-5664 to support care of elderly friars and seminary formation of young friars appreciated. Funeral Info: Heeney-Laughlin Funeral Directors, 708-636-5500, or www.heeneyfh.com.
Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Jan. 7, 2019
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