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Blake Erik Overland

Thu, Jan 9th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Blake Erik Overland, 28, of Stewartville, Minn., died Sunday, January 5, 2014 in an automobile accident near Winona, Minn.

Blake was born December 30,1985, to Erik and Laurie (Jorde) Overland.

He attended school in Lanesboro, Minn. and graduated from Lanesboro High School in 2004. He attended Dakota County school and was currently employed as an electrical lineman for Excel Energy in Winona. He loved his job. Blake enjoyed the outdoors which included hunting and all types of fishing, along with boating, bowling, weight lifting, and taking road trips on his cycle along the rivers. He looked forward to an annual family fishing trip at Whaley’s Resort as well as a yearly fishing, trapshooting, & bowling day with his lifetime friends Andy, Matt, Charles, and Nick.

Blake was sweet, kind, generous, and a friend to everyone. He always had a smile on his face and a positive outlook on life. Blake enjoyed spending most of his time with his family and close friends. He worked hard at everything he did and was always concerned about everyone’s welfare.

Survivors include his parents: Erik & Laurie Overland, of Peterson, Minn.; One sister, Jessica (Joshua) Easley of 29 Palms, Cali., and a niece Aubrey; as well as the love of his life, Andrea Wangen, and her daughter Kyleigh of Stewartville; his maternal grandmother Phyllis Jorde of Rushford and paternal grandmother Sandra Overland, of Texas, also survive.

Blake is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Donald Overland and Stan Jorde, and uncle Bruce Overland.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 11 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro with Pastor Kerry Eversole officiating. Visitation will take place from 5 p.m - 8 p.m on Friday at the church. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the funeral service at church.

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