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William Overdeer

Council Member - At Large
William Overdeer
  • Primary Contact Address
    3285 E Cider Mill Rd
    Columbia City, IN 46725
Primary Department: County Council

Professional Profile

Bill is serving his fifth term on the Whitley County Council.  He is serving as the Chairman of the Whitley County Redevelopment Commission.  He has also served as President and VP of the Indiana Association of County Councils, worked with the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation and has served as chairman of the Whitley County Republican party for several years.  Currently he is a member of the Whitley County Community Foundation Board, the Blue River Senior Citizens Housing Board, and serves on the Region IIIA Development Board.
He is a former member of the SWCD Board, the Thorncreek Township Advisory Board, Somebody Cares, the Indiana Commission of Courts and the Whitley County Extension Board.  He was also President of the Old Settlers Association the year the 100th celebration was held.

Bill is a retiree of International Harvester, farming and real estate and along with is wife, Barbara lives in Thorncreek Township.  They are the parents of 5 children, Mike, Mark and Matt Overdeer, Brent Bockelman and Lori Heuer.  They have 14 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, with most living in Whitley County.  A member of Grace Lutheran Church, he is also a member of the Masonic Lodge #189, the American Legion Post # 98 and the Whitley County Historical Society.  Bill graduated from Columbia City High School, served four years in the U.S. Navy and attended Purdue University.

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