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Leo Overturf

Oct. 25, 1940 - Feb. 22, 2018

Sutton resident, Leo Overturf, 77, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2018, at York General Hospital in York, NE.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at the Federated Church in Sutton with Rev. Mary Scott officiating. Interment will follow at the Sutton Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, from 1 p.m. - 8 p.m., with the family present from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to be designated later.

Leo was born October 25, 1940, on the homestead south of Sutton to Harry and Nellie (Knudson) Overturf. He received his education at Lakeside Country School and graduated from Sutton Public School in 1958. On September 4, 1960, he married Sandy Elfring at Emmanuel Reformed Church in Sutton, NE. He was self-employed as a farmer, rancher and livestock order buyer. He served in the army reserve and was a member of the Sutton American Legion.

Leo was an avid hunter, fisherman, trap shooter and golfer. One of his pride and joys in his life was taking his sons and grandkids hunting for the first time. Over the 50 years of being a sheep order buyer, Leo made numerous lifelong friendships with the people he came in contact with through his sale barn visits. As a farmer, he grew various crops of corn, soybeans, wheat and alfalfa. He was a big supporter of the local 4-H livestock premium auction and Sutton FFA program. In his later years, the Overturf Cattle Company was formed through him and his sons. Leo's passion was raising Charolais-cross cattle.
He is survived by his sons, Monte Overturf of Sutton, NE; Mark (Charlene) Overturf of Sutton, NE; Matt (Lori) Overturf of Johnson, KS; daughter-in-law, Darlene Overturf of Sutton, NE; grandchildren, Samantha (Austin) Carlson of Aurora, NE; Shelby (fiancÚ Calab Kafka) of Holyoke, CO; Kyle (Leah) Overturf of Grand Island, NE; Heather (fiancÚ Blake Erickson) of Superior, NE; Wade Overturf of Wisner, NE; Wyat (fiancÚ Maria Griess) of Sutton, NE; Colby, Carlee, and Cassie Overturf of Johnson, KS; great-grandchildren, Kenley and Addie Overturf of Grand Island, NE; sister, Shirley Eckhardt of Arizona; sister-in-law, Sheila and husband Delary Hofmann of Sutton, NE; sister-in-law, Kathy Elfring of Lincoln, NE; brother-in-law, Jerry Elfring and wife LaVonne of Lincoln, NE; special friend, Kathy Wirsen of Kennard, NE; and numerous nephews, nieces and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sandy; son, Lonnie; sister and brother-in-law, Twila and Demas Griess; brother-in-law, Bill Eckhardt and brother-in-law, Larry Elfring.



Feb. 26, 2018
Eddie and Dori Lenaeus

So honored to have known Leo, he was the best!! We are thankful for our New Years Eve dinner together and fun game night after!! We will hold that memory in our hearts forever!! Heaven has gained a great man, who will sadly be missed so much by many. Rest well Leo!! Prayers for his family and loved ones!!!

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