Alvin Merlin Overhue April 1, 1946 - August 11, 2019 Alvin Merlin Overhue was born April 1, 1946, at Ute, Iowa, the son of Merlin and Wardene Overhue. He passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019, at his home in Denison, Iowa, at the age of seventy-three. Al was baptized in Christ and later confirmed his faith. He received his education in the Schleswig Community Schools and graduated with the class of 1964. On June 4, 1966, Al began his lengthy career as a lineman for South Crawford Rural Electric Cooperative, now known as WIPCO in Denison. Al retired in 2010 after forty-four years from a job he loved and never turned down an emergency call. Al was united in marriage with Marjorie Baker August 13, 1966, at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. The couple was blessed with the birth of two daughters, Denise and Diane. Al enjoyed mowing yards and scooping snow. In his leisure time, he loved to fish in the river, in local ponds and at Lake View. He also enjoyed going to the casinos and socializing. Favorite television programs he enjoyed watching included wrestling, Price is Right, Judge Judy, court room shows, polka shows and talk shows. He found great pleasure in making homemade wine and in 1992 won the grand championship for his entry in the Schleswig Wine Club contest. Al adopted cats over the years and one named "Blackie" was his particular favorite. Preceding him in death was his father, Merlin. Survivors include: his wife, Marge; two daughters, Denise and her husband, Steve and Diane and her husband, Kelly; four grandchildren, Stephanie and her fiancé Bryan, Jacob, Jenna and Cole; one great-grandchild Adelina; other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 15, 2019, at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison, Iowa, with Rev. Joshua Keinath officiating. Karen Kahl served as organist and accompanied congregational hymns, I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say and On Eagles' Wings. A recording of In the Garden by Alan Jackson was also played. Honorary pallbearers were: Stephanie Overhue, Jacob Almonrode, Jenna Iversen, Cole Iversen, Bryan Reynolds and Adelina Gonzales. Serving as pallbearers were: Harold Thomason, Richard Petersen, Roland Schneider, John Mulligan, Dave Haase, Richard Bockelmann and Bill Siglin. Interment was in Oakland Cemetery in Denison, Iowa.

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