In loving memory of

Thomas Overland
August 14, 1946 - May 13, 2019

Thomas Overland, 72 of Winona, died Monday, May 13, 2019 at Gundersen Health Systems - La Crosse.
Tom was born August 14, 1946 to Nordahl and Viola (Kleist) Overland and raised in Rushford. He graduated from Rushford High School.
He is survived by his daughter, Julie Barthelme; two grandsons, Jacob and Jordan Barthelme and one sister, Sharon (Ray) Bulinski.
A Gathering of Family and Friends will be 3-6 p.m., Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Hoff Celebration of Life Center - Goodview. A reception will follow at the Mankato Bar.


Cheryl J. Winchester wrote on May 21, 2019:

"Julie, I am lacking words to soothe you. Thank you for posting pictures! What a wonderful guy, what wonderful memories! Love sent."

Debbie King wrote on May 19, 2019:

"With regrets I was not able to attend Tom's celebration of life. When I was looking through the photos and saw the one with him and Dennis Chaleen,it made me smile. Both have left an imprint on this community with their unique style of doing their life's work and the humor that made any situation bearable. He got me through a few hard times. What stands out the most to me was the love he had for his family, I remember once he told me there were only four people he really cared about in his life, I didn't need to ask who he meant. May the days ahead be comforted with the memories you share with others. Best to you all."

Ron Sacia wrote on May 18, 2019:

"Julie and the boys. I'm so sorry I cannot make today's celebration of life. Would so love to be there. Just know my thoughts and prayers are with you now and always. God bless."

Ron Sacia wrote on May 16, 2019:

"I just saw it on the video of Tom. Left me with a sadness in my heart. I just I'm always said, always leave them laughing"

Jeanette Wanek wrote on May 16, 2019:

"So sorry to hear of my cousin Tom's passing, I will be unable to attend the service since I already had prior commitments. To the family...your thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless. Jeanette (Otis) Wanek"

Ed,Kerryrenk wrote on May 16, 2019:

"will miss tom and all his humor Sorry for your loss prayers for julie and family KATO will miss tom....Ed ,Kerry renk"

Sonia Stutzka wrote on May 16, 2019:

"Julie and family, Tom will be greatly missed i have always enjoyed our talks when Dave and i would stop in at the Kato. Julie yojr dad was a vary kind and loving person. Im so sorry for your loss. May God bless you and your children and family. May God ease your pain and heal your heart. RIPTommy"

Carole Pearson wrote on May 15, 2019:

"Tom was one of a kind, humorous, actually the best at dry humor. He could make me laugh at any point and always as kind as could be. When I owned Sidetrack he would come over every morning for his breakfast, he always made my day!! Prayers for his family, saying I am sorry will never fill the part of the heart and loss his family will feel always. Rest in Peace."

Ron Sacia wrote on May 15, 2019:

"My very very good friend Tom. No one could make me laugh like you. And we had some great laughs together. Just a note to say you will be missed terribly. You will be my forever friend. Say hi to God for me. Tell him I'm really not that bad of a guy"

Debbie Gappa wrote on May 15, 2019:

"Julie, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. May the memories you keep close to your heart bring you some comfort in days to come. Take Care. "

Cherie Kanz wrote on May 14, 2019:

"All I can say is Tom, You goof!! We were close friends for a lot of years and I'm going to miss you attitude, I Loved It!! "

Jackie Warnke-Kush wrote on May 14, 2019:

"Awwwwww I am so sorry to hear this! He was such a caring nice guy! So sorry for your loss Julie! Thoughts and prayers "

Mer 7 Mary Thoen wrote on May 14, 2019:

"Tom has been our Dear, dear friend some 40 years. My hubby knew Tom long before; but the night I met Tom is forever branded in my memory. From 7pm until 2 am was constant laughing...I still have the laugh lines in my face! We have SOOO many memories and joy-filled times together. Tom shared his wisdom when we had our "Save the World" sessions at our home's bar and at his Bar! Tom left a deep footprint in our hearts and memories and the hole in our hearts will forever be there. RIP Dear Friend.. we'll love you forever. Mary & Mer "

Kathy and Mike Barnholtz wrote on May 14, 2019:

"Julie and boys our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Tom was a great man and we will miss him dearly. He was someone who could always put a smile on your face with one of his jokes. RIP Tom" wrote on May 14, 2019:

"Tom was a real friend, & even though I seldom saw him I will miss him. Everyone will remember Tom "

Lois Wenzel wrote on May 14, 2019:

"We got to know Tom the best at the Goodview Bar, he liked to play jokes, and the one with the rubber rat in the trap in his office will not be one I will soon forget! He sent me in there to get something off his desk and it scared the heck out of me. He laughed and laughed at me. He was a guy... sorry for your loss, Lois and Bob Wenzel"

Chris Peck wrote on May 13, 2019:

"Tom was always so good to us, (Divided Highway Band), when we used to play at the Goodview Bar. We all have such great memories of all the holiday parties, and hanging out with Tom in his office after the show. We will all miss him. Our Condolences to the family. Chris Peck and The Divided Highway Band"

Lance Westby wrote on May 13, 2019:

"I'll miss you Tom. You were one of the good ones. Julie and the boys - my condolences. Lance Westby"

Maxine wrote on May 13, 2019:

"Julie and Family, my deepest condolences to you and yours. Tom was a special person and wont soon be forgotten. How we loved his jokes and stories and awesome sense of humor. May he rest in peace! ..... Maxine Henderson"

Jeanne Clegg wrote on May 13, 2019:

"Julie and boys, so very sorry to hear of Tom?s passing. He was a wonderful guy, and I will always have fond memories of the time/events shared with him; he brought much laughter into this world. Rest In Peace Thomas. "

Patricia V. Schmidt wrote on May 13, 2019:

"Miss you Tom been a long time deepest sympathy to your family and friends. Thoughts from Texas Pat Vining"

Wayne Woxland wrote on May 13, 2019:

"My deepest sympathy to Julie, Sharon and the family, for the loss of one of my oldest and closest boyhood friends. It was Tom, Al, Doug and myself. What a great time we had in our early life. We will miss him greatly. The memories live on. Wayne Woxland "

Roxy Kohner wrote on May 13, 2019:

"So sorry to hear of Tom's passing. He always greeted me when our paths crossed and I enjoyed time to chat with him."

Terry L Benson wrote on May 13, 2019:

"Julie - I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing today. I was his classmate at Rushford High School. Tom as always the life of any party. I will always remember Tom."

Krystal Fenstermaker wrote on May 13, 2019:

"I am so sorry for your loss Julie and family. I feel so lucky that I was able to work for such a kind hearted guy. It was always such a pleasure listening to all of his stories and the things that he?s done in his lifetime. Tom will be missed by all. Till we meet again! "

Deb wrote on May 13, 2019:

"Gonna miss ya big guy, got to work for you for about 20 years at The Bar, many many memories, thiking of you a julie and family."

Mary and Larry Stiehl wrote on May 13, 2019:

"Larry and I loved sitting and visiting with Tom ...he will be missed ...thinking of you Julie and family. The world lost a kind soul today "