Paul Edward Kehoe, 86, of Callender, died peacefully in his sleep early morn-ing of September 6, 2020 at Select Specialty Hospital in Omaha, NE.
Private family Mass will be held at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Moorland. Burial will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Lohrville. Military Rites will be presented by the American Legion Peterson Post #431, of Gowrie. Funeral services will be live streamed on the Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home Facebook Page.
Paul was born in Webster City on December 12, 1933. He was the son of Leo and Gladys (Goehring) Kehoe who originally resided on a farm near Lohrville, Iowa. At a young age, he moved with his parents to a farm near Callender, Iowa. Paul graduated from Callender High School in 1951 and enlisted in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War. Achieving the rank of Corporal and an Expert, he was decorated with the National Defense Service, Korean Service, and the United Nations Service medals.
He married Beverly Ann O’Hern, daughter of Harold and Rachel (Harbachek) O’Hern, on June 28, 1958 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Moorland, Iowa. They made their home on a farm near Callender, IA. In their 62 years of marriage, they welcomed five children, fourteen grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Paul’s passion in life was his faith, family, friends, and farming. He enjoyed spending time with his family and watching his children and his grandchildren’s sporting events, music events, and other school activities throughout the years. He was a long time member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Moorland and member of the Holy Trinity Parish in Webster County. He served on the Consolidated Cooperative Board (Gowrie), he served on Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church Parish Council, American Legion, and he was a 4-H Leader.
Paul is preceded in death by his parents Leo and Gladys Kehoe, in-laws Harold and Rachel O’Hern, brother in law Bernard O’Hern, his sister Mary Jo (Kehoe) Croonquist and her husband Oscar, and son-in-law David Castenson.
Paul is survived by his wife Beverly, his children, Steven Kehoe, Callender, Pat (Christi Herzberg) Kehoe, Fort Dodge, Paula (Karl) Arnold, Norwalk, Kristi Castenson, Harcourt, and Mike Kehoe, Humboldt; his 14 grandchildren, Kelsey (John) Wolfe, Kourtney Arnold, Renee (Nate) Sedlacek, Tanner Kehoe, Tucker Kehoe, Kelby Arnold, Trey Kehoe, Katie Kehoe, Curt Castenson, Kayla Arnold, Kolton Arnold, Michaela Kehoe, Morgan Castenson, and Logan Kehoe; four great-grandchildren; Jalya Wolfe, Jordyn Wolfe, Luke Sedlacek, and Brayden Wolfe. Relatives Bruce O’Hern, Marilyn and Patrick O’Gara, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family appreciates the care that was given at the ICU in Trinity Regional Hospital and the staff at Specialty Select Hospital in Omaha, NE. Paul’s final request was to thank family and friends for all of the prayers that were said for him and his family.