Patty Jean Overweg was born February 16, 1951, at Mitchell, to Floyd and Gladys (Horstmeyer) Mullivan. She grew up and attended school at Plankinton. She graduated from Plankinton High School in 1969, and then received her Licensed Vocational Nursing Degree in McAllen, TX. On April 19, 1975, she met Ivan Overweg and six weeks later they pledged their love to each other on May 31, 1975, at Aurora Center. She lived on the family farm at White Lake until she moved to Plankinton in November of 2011. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, raising and collecting chickens, camping, fishing and ballgames. She enjoyed gathering with family and friends to play the “game”. She was a strong Christian and was involved with the Dorkus Bible Study group and shared her faith with many.
She is survived by three children, Gerrit Overweg and wife Deb of White Lake, Brenda Carbajal and husband Valentin of Plankinton, Shawn Nickles of Rapid City, five granddaughters: Lucy, Stephanie, Emily, Laura and Belinda, two grandsons, Shawn Jr. and Donovan, two brothers, Ronnie Mullivan and wife Marlys of Pierre; Donnie Mullivan and wife Maxine of Rapid City, two sisters, Mary Anne Rudebusch of Madison, Helen Boyd of Plankinton, her mother and step-father, Gladys Boyd of White Lake and Donnie Boyd of Plankinton, two step-brothers, Chuck Boyd of Plankinton, Greg Boyd and wife Debbie of Belle Fourche, and her godsend, Tinkie.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ivan, November 21, 2010, her father Floyd, her brother-in-law, Dirk Overweg and wife Ann and her father and mother-in-law, Gerrit and Ida Overweg.