The former Rosemary Elizabeth Hermes was born June 9, 1924, in Remsen, the daughter of Antone and Katherine (Woekes) Hermes. The Hermes family lived on a farm near Remsen and Rosie attended country school. When she started school she had to be taught to speak English because the only language she could speak was Luxemburg.
Rosie's father died when she was very young and then they moved into Remsen, where Rosie graduated from St. Mary's Catholic High School.
Rosemary Hermes married Harold "Bud" Overman in 1948. The couple lived in Le Mars following their marriage. While the children were young, Rosie was employed by Gehlen Catholic Schools in the cafeteria. Following Bud's death she was employed with Ben Franklin in Le Mars until she retired so she could be home to care for her mother.
Rosie was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, the church guild, and the Christian Mothers Society.
She was an avid walker, loved quilting, enjoyed laughing, and playing MaJong with her wonderful friends.
Survivors include three sons: Larry Overman and his special friend, Julie Hulstein of Le Mars, Don Overman and his wife, Joanie of Le Mars, and Mike Overman and his wife, Kathy of Minneapolis, Minn.; four grandchildren: Stacey Pick and her husband, Reed of Lee's Summit, Mo., Katy Schramm and her husband, Garrett of Rochester, Minn., Sean Overman and Quinn Overman, both of Minneapolis, Minn.; three great-grandchildren: Lainey Rose Pick, Jack Pick, and Keely Schramm; two sisters-in-law, Jean Hermes of Le Mars, and Mary Vandenberg of Rock Valley; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a dear friend Norma Thoma of Le Mars.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a step-father Nick Wanderscheid; three brothers: Francis Hermes in infancy, Tony Hermes and Lester Hermes; two sisters-in-law, Jean (Les) Hermes and Helen Overman; two brothers-in-law: Clyde Overman and Gary Vandenberg; and a special friend, Joan Neyens.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. Kevin Richter officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars.
Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Sunday at the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars, where there will be a Christian Mothers rosary at 4 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will also be at St. Joseph's Church for one hour prior to the funeral on Monday morning.
Pallbearers will be Larry Overman, Don Overman, Mike Overman, Sean Overman, Reed Pick and Garrett Schramm.
Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.