ROBERT S. OVERMYER April 17, 1932 - July 4, 2019

Robert Overmyer

EDWARDSBURG, Mich. — Robert S. Overmyer, 87, of Edwardsburg, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born April 17, 1932, in South Bend, to Cecil O. and Alice (James) Overmyer.

On Aug. 24, 1951, he married Vera Mae Metcalf the love of his life. She preceded him in death Nov.  24, 1993.

Surviving are a daughter, Debra A. (Bill) Bailey of Mechanicsville, Virginia; two grandchildren, Kimberley Bailey of Richmond, Virginia and  Stephanie Bellfy of Elkhart; and six great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are a daughter-in-law, Andrea Wanitschek of Portland, Oregoan, one sister, Beverly Torgeson of Edwardsburg and a special niece and caregiver, Johna Radford of Edwardsburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Vera, a son Craig Overmyer who died Aug. 8, 2017 and a grandson, Dustin Overmyer who died Sept. 19, 2017.

Robert graduated in 1951 from Edwardsburg High School.

He was a member of the Masons, a member of 4 Lakes Country Club where he loved to golf and worked as a ranger.

Robert served on the board of directors at CTS Federal Credit Union for 30 plus years.

He enjoyed fishing for Walleye on Lake Erie and in his younger years loved to bowl, having rolled several 300 games.

But most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and his dog, Willie.

Robert worked at Studebaker in his younger years and he retired from CTS Corp. as a tool & die man.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday July 10, at the funeral home.

Burial will follow in Five Points Cemetery.

Friends may also visit with the family for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Pet Refuge in Mishawaka.


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