In loving memory of

Paul E. Kehoe
December 12, 1933 - September 6, 2020

Paul Edward Kehoe, 86, of Callender, died peacefully in his sleep early morning 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 provided by American Legion Peterson Post #431.
The funeral mass will be live streamed through the Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home Facebook page and later added to our website

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, Ft. Dodge, Paula (Karl) Arnold, Norwalk, Kristi Castenson, Harcourt, and Mike Kehoe, Humboldt; his fourteen 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.


Ronald Wetter wrote on Sep 10, 2020:

"To Bev and all the family Ronnie & I send our sympathy & prayers, Paul was such a kind and gentle man, he will be missed."

Jeff Bohnenkamp wrote on Sep 9, 2020:

"Dear Bev and family, Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time and we are deeply grieved. He was a very special cousin with a wonderful loving wife and family. Our love and sympathy. Dorothy Bohnenkamp, Jeff & Mary Ann Bohnenkamp"

Maureen Hobart wrote on Sep 9, 2020:

"You will be in my thoughts and prayers as you experience the void Paul's death. Your good faith and fond memories will be of comfort to you. Maureen"

Sharon Coppinger wrote on Sep 8, 2020:

"Dear Kehoe have my deepest and most sincere sympathy for your loss of a very sweet man. Always the same gentle person for all the years I've known him. Sending prayers for strength for all you are going through...hold the memories in your heart they will sustain you. Sincerely Sharon"