Ruthine Van Overbeke | News, Sports, Jobs

June 7, 1947-

May. 21, 2022

MAPLEWOOD – Ruthine Ann Van Overbeke passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on May 21, 2022 at St. John’s Hospital in Maplewood, Minnesota, she was 74 years old. Ruthine was born to Roland Gary and Beverley VanDersluis-French on June 6, 1947 in Bemidji, Minnesota. She moved with her family to Heron Lake for a short time, then to Minneota, Minnesota, where she attended and graduated from Minneota High School in 1965.

In 1968 she married Ordell Walter Van Overbeke and together they lived 53 years. Along the way, Ruthine earned an accounting degree from the Minnesota School of Business and worked for National Cash Register (NCR), American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T), and Tecweigh Industries.

Ruthine loved to travel, and over the years she was able to navigate the Panama Canal in Alaska and visit parts of Europe. She is survived by her husband Ordell of Maplewood, children; Warren (Leanne) Van Overbeke, Lara Van Overbeke, her grandchildren; Michael (Casey) Van Overbeke, Austin (Alexis) Van Overbeke, Madison De’Maio, Mitchell Van Overbeke, and was a beloved great-grandmother; Jace, Sophia, Savanna, Skylar, Macey, Malakai and Rose.

There will be a Celebration of Life at the American Legion in North Saint Paul, Minnesota on June 25 at noon. The ashes of Ruthine Ann Van Overbeke will be interred at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota on August 12 at 11:45 a.m.