Frederick Artell Overlock passed away Feb. 9, 2012 at Togus after a five-and-a-half year fight with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Freedom, the fourth child of eight, to Artell and Mary (Spaulding) Overlock.

Fred graduated from Mount View High School in 1966 and then served for two years in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He worked for Lee Brothers construction for 40 years. Fred loved hunting, fishing, walking in the woods, playing golf and working on mechanics. He loved playing with his grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents and by his father-in-law, Floyd Raven Sr.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Dee Overlock of Freedom; his two sons, Matthew Raven and his wife Kirsten of Unity, and Justin Overlock of Freedom; a daughter, Sarah Overlock and her companion Dale Suitor of Knox; his mother-in-law, Julia Raven of Unity; his brothers, Robert and his wife Rosemary, Keith and his wife Jackie, Lawrence and his wife Pamela, Kenneth and his wife Diane, all of Freedom; sisters, Lorraine Overlock of Freedom, Irene Tibbetts and her husband Harold of Jackson, Marie Overlock and Mic Wallf of Lamoine; brothers-in-law, Floyd Jr., Mark and Shawn Raven, all of Freedom; sisters-in-law June Raven, Jean and Scott Jones of Freedom, and Karen and Larry Seehafer of Wisconsin; three very special grandchildren, William Overlock, and Zachary and Anna Suitor; many special nieces, nephews and cousins; an extra special friend, his dog Whinney, who was by his side until the end.

Special thanks to his friends at Freedom General, Lee Brothers in Albion, Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care and Togus VA Hospice Care.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. at Freedom Church. Family and friends are invited to gather for food and fellowship at Freedom Grange immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home. Online condolences may be offered at ripostafh.com.