Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home

6131 St Joe Road, Fort Wayne, IN


Walter "Dean" Overla

December 5, 1958October 25, 2019

​Walter "Dean" Overla, 60, of Stroh, passed away on Friday, October 25, 2019. He was born on December 5, 1958 in Portland, IN to Victor and Thelma (Evans) Overla, they survive in Portland, IN. Dean was on the Stroh Volunteer Fire Department for over 20 years. He worked at B.F. Goodrich in Maintenance for eight years. Dean enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with family.

Along with his parents, Dean is survived by his wife of 29 years, Rose; children, Kayla (Zeb) Wilson of Shipshewana, IN, Laura Overla of Garrett, IN, Cassidy Overla of Stroh, IN, Megan (Dustin) Turner of Gaston, IN, and Micah James of Muncie, IN; six grandsons; and sisters, RaMona (Greg) Imel of Union City, IN and Stephanie (Dan) Bruggeman of Portland, IN. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Theresa Overla and Chris Overla.

Visitation will be on Friday, November 1, 2019 at Hockemeyer and Miller Funeral Home (6131 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46835) from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. A private burial will be held at a later date at North Salem Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Rose Overla.


  • the family in c/o Rose Overla


  • Calling Friday, November 1, 2019
  • Calling Friday, November 1, 2019


Walter "Dean" Overla

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John and Becky Sassaman

October 30, 2019

We would just like to send our condolences to all of your family. Its a very hard time for everyone. We have met as we are Zebs adopted family. So please know we are praying for all of you.

Roberta Fisher

October 30, 2019

RIP Dean and condolences to the loved ones.I worked with Dean and he was nice guy and will be missed

Cherrie Geesaman

October 29, 2019

Prayers for all.
Dean and I always had the best of time growing up as first cousins.
I know he is in a better place.
This is not good bye but we will be seeing you later! In Heaven!!!
Prayers for love ones to know that they too will except the Lord Jesus Christ. As their savior.
And what a day it will be ,When we again get to See Dean and all of love ones that have Known Jesus as their Lord and saviour in Heaven. Going to miss you until I too make Heaven my home.