Cletus J. (C.J.) Kehoe May 14, 1934 – Nov. 25, 2020

Cletus J. (C.J.) Kehoe

      Cletus J. (C.J.) Kehoe, age 86, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 at his home following a brief illness. Private family services were held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with interment in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Father Paul Baldwin officiated. Public visitation was held from 4 until 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 at Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello. Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at The service was live streamed on Sacred Heart Catholic Church Facebook page.

      Surviving is his wife, JoAnn, nine children, James Kehoe, Regina Kehoe, Elaine (Paul) Johnson, Thomas Kehoe, J. J. Kehoe, Michael (Nicole) Kehoe, Karla Kay, Kevin (Amy) Kehoe, Steven Kehoe, 12 grandchildren and his siblings, Josephine (Norbert) Hunt, Lester and Judy Kehoe. He was preceded in death by his parents, and an infant brother.

      Cletus James Kehoe, was born May 14, 1934 at Monticello, Iowa. He was the son of Loras and Lucille Crowley, Kehoe. C.J. graduated from the Buck Creek High School in 1952. He worked at the Hopkinton Creamery before serving in the United States Army. Upon his return from service C.J. married JoAnn Huerter on Feb. 13, 1965 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Anamosa. C. J. spent most of his working career driving for Bill Murray Grain in Hopkinton. In retirement he worked at Oakwood Cemetery and for the Monticello Community Schools.

      C.J. was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where he was an usher at mass. He also belonged to the Knights of Columbus.

     He enjoyed reading books and the newspaper, playing cards and talking to his brother Lester on the phone several times a day.


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