Blake Erik Overland, 28, of Stewartville, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in an automobile accident near Winona.

He was born Dec. 30, 1985, to Erik and Laurie (Jorde) Overland.

He attended school in Lanesboro and graduated from Lanesboro High School in 2004. He attended Dakota County school and was currently employed as an electrical lineman for Excel Energy in Winona. He loved his job.

He enjoyed the outdoors, which included hunting, all types of fishing, boating, bowling, weight lifting and taking road trips on his cycle along the rivers. He looked forward to an annual family fishing trip at Whaley's Resort as well as a yearly fishing, trapshooting and bowling day with his lifetime friends Andy, Matt, Charles and Nick.

He enjoyed spending most of his time with his family and close friends. He worked hard at everything he did and was always concerned about everyone's welfare.

Survivors include his parents, Erik and Laurie Overland of Peterson; one sister, Jessica (Joshua) Easley of Twenty-nine Palms, Calif.; a niece, Aubrey; the love of his life, Andrea Wangen and her daughter, Kyleigh of Stewartville; his maternal grandmother, Phyllis Jorde of Rushford and paternal grandmother, Sandra Overland of Texas.

He is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Donald Overland and Stan Jorde and one uncle, Bruce Overland.

A funeral service was held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro, with the Rev. Kerry Eversole officiating.

Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro assisted the family with the funeral arrangements.