Donald Overbo

Oct. 10, 1931-July 30, 2021

Donald Edward Overbo

was born in Crosby, North

Dakota October 10, 1931,

the son of Edward and

Viola (Bradley) Overbo,

and past away peacefully

at home in Crosby July 30,

2021. Don was the oldest

of 6 children.

The funeral will be

held at 10:00 a.m. on

Wednesday, August 4,

2021, at Concordia Luth-

eran Church in Crosby,

followed by burial at the

Concordia Lutheran

Church Cemetery east of


His love of sports began

very early for Don. Even

when he had to work on

the family farm, he would

always bring his radio

along and tune into a Ma-

jor League Baseball game.

After graduating from

Crosby High School in

1949, Don served 4 years

in the Navy and then

came back to Crosby to

meet the love of his life,

Arlene Pederson. They

were married in Plenty-

wood, Montana, August

12, 1956.

Don and Arlene moved

to Bottineau to attend col-

lege and start raising a

family. Keith was born in

1957 in Bottineau, Wayne

in Crosby in 1958, and

Mark in Mayville in 1959

while Don was attending

Mayville State Teacher’s


A long and cherished

teaching and coaching

career began in

Starkweather, with

several moves over the

years, including positions

in McGregor, Crosby,

Noonan, Trenton, and

Grenora. He entered into

administration (principal)

after receiving a Masters

Degree from Northern Ar-

izona University in the

early 1970’s. He coached

with a high level of

enthusiasm in sports, in-

cluding head coaching

stints in baseball, football,

basketball, and golf, and

was inducted into the

North Dakota Coach’s Hall

of Fame.

Don is survived by his

wife of nearly 65 years,

Arlene, sister Beverly

(Wilbur) Casteel, brothers

Larry (Helen) and Douglas

(Maria) Overbo,

sisters-in-law Loretta

Yanz and Joan Overbo,

brother-in-law Ernest

(Joyce) Pederson, sons

Keith (Paulette) and Mark

(Barbara) Overbo,

grandchildren Shannon

Broderson, Sandra Olsen,

Jeffrey (Shelley) Overbo,

Aaron (Julie) Overbo, and

Lisa (Brian) Windsor,

many nephews and

nieces, and 14 great


He was preceded in

death by his parents,

father-in-law and

mother-in-law Harry and

Eleanor (Lofthus) Peder-

son, one son, Wayne,

brothers Lowell (Bud) and

Milo, and Arlene’s

brother-in-law Michael


Stakston-Martin Fun-

eral Home of Crosby is in

charge of the arrange-