Ret. Col. Richard Neil Overgard, Sr.

Ret. Col. Richard Neil Overgard, Sr., age 88, died on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023 at the VA Hospital. Born in Beatrice, Neb., he was the son of the late Jack Kenneth Overgard and Claire Lasher Overgard. In addtion to his parents, he is preceded in death by several half-siblings. Ret. Col. Overgard retired from the United States Army with 40 years of service. He served in Vietnam as well as many other locations around the world.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Janet Mary Gnos Overgard of the home; four children: Richard Neil Overgard, Jr. and wife Donna of Fredericksburg, Va., Deanne Marie Reams of Roxboro, Steven Overgard and wife, Dawn Peterson of South Chesterfield, Va. and Kelly Elizabeth Thompson and husband, Mark of Flowery Branch, Ga.; 14 grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren; one half-sister, Jessica.