Allan “Big Al” Overgaard

December 10, 1940 - July 5, 2013
Allan “Big Al” Overgaard

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Allan K. ìBig Alî Overgaard, 72 of Flat Rock, died Friday, July 5, 2013 at his home.

He was born in Exira, Iowa to the late Andrew & Hilda Overgaard. He is also preceded in death by a son, Todd A. Overgaard, a sister, Anna Mae Snyder, a brother, Robert Overgaard, a son-in-law, Stephen D. Wheelon, and a brother-in-law, Robert Finn.

Al was a graduate of Gray High School and attended technical school. He moved to Hendersonville in 1978 having been transferred as manager of Simley Hosery. Al then owned and operated Blue Ridge Vending from 1992-2000; and retired in 2010 from Highland Lake Golf Course.

He was a member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks, Knights of Columbus, and the Lions Club.

AL is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Janet Thelen Overgaard; two daughters, Brenda Overgaard Wheelon of Flat Rock and Traci Overgaard English and her husband William M. Ammann of Hendersonville; a daughter-in-law, Cindy F. Overgaard of Flat Rock; six grandchildren, Ashley R. Wheelon, Elizabeth R. Wheelon, Eric W. English, Alaina N. English, Matt A. Ammann, Rebekah Ammann, R. Tyler Ammann and Andrew M. Overgaard all of Hendersonville; and a sister, Audrey E. Finn.

A memorial mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, July 8, 2013 at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the St. Francis Parish Hall of the church.

In lieu of flowers, Alís wish was to continue the memorial scholarship in honor of his late son, Todd A Overgaard, Please send the memorial contributions to: Jan Overgaard, 319 Highland Golf Drive, Flat Rock, NC 28731.


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  • July 08, 2013
    Chaney C Welch says:
    Jan and family: Amanda told me about Al and I am so sorry to hear this. I do know how you feel and if there is anything I can do for you let me know. Chaney Welch, Amanda's mom

  • July 21, 2013
    Peggy & Bob Clarkson says:
    Jan we remember the good times we had together and the laughs we shared. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

  • July 11, 2013
    Jana German says:
    Jan & Family, I am so sorry to hear of Al's passing. May you and your family find peace during this time of loss. You are in my prayers. Jana M German

  • July 09, 2013
    Judy Redfearn says:
    I am sorry to hear of the loss of your Father Traci. I know this is a difficult time and pray for you and your children who, I know, will miss him dearly.

  • July 09, 2013
    Brad Cunningham says:
    Brenda and Traci: Your dad was a good guy, and a really devoted member of our church growing up. I am sorry to hear about this. God Bless you both, as well as Jan and the grandchildren.