ALBIA — Edwin “Ed” Loraine Overturf, 89, of Albia, passed away June 30, 2014, under the care of Monroe County Hospice at the Monroe County Hospital in Albia.
Ed was born Aug. 16, 1924, in Belknap to Archibald “Burn” and Ethel (Burkman) Overturf. He married Virginia Helen Gibson on Aug. 17, 1946, at the Presbyterian Church in Albia, and to this union, two sons, Tony and Jim, were born. Ed and Virginia shared 45 years of marriage before Virginia’s passing on Dec. 26, 1991. Ed later married Lucille Amoss on Aug. 14, 1999, in Sigourney.
Ed’s family moved to the Buxton/Miami area when he was 8 years old. He attended school in Lovilia and graduated from Lovilia High School in 1943. After high school, Ed served his country in the United States Army during World War II in Europe and Africa from 1943-45. After returning from the service, Ed worked at John Deere in Ottumwa for five years. He then worked at the VA Hospital in Knoxville as a pipe fitter for 33 years before retiring in 1979. After retiring, Ed worked for Geyer Funeral Chapel and later the Winfield Funeral Home in Albia.
Ed was a member of Astor Lodge #505, the Royal Arch Masons and the American Legion, all of Albia. He was a member of the Zig-Ga-Zig Shriner Club in Altoona and the Marion County Isettas. Ed was also a member of the VFW Post #3519 in Knoxville. Ed enjoyed horses and polka music. He also enjoyed driving his Isetta in local parades and in parades in the surrounding communities.
Ed is survived by his wife, Lucille Overturf of Albia; two sons, Tony (Cheryl) Overturf of Ottumwa and Jim (Tami) Overturf of Oskaloosa; two stepdaughters, Catherine Burkman of Albia and Carol Quijano of Des Moines; three grandchildren, Jill, Sarah and Erik; and three great-grandchildren, Riley, Charlie and Avery.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia; and his parents, Archibald and Ethel.