Cletus J. (CJ.) Kehoe – Montceillo

Monticello Dateline:        C.J.Kehoe

Cletus J. (CJ.) Kehoe age 86, died Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at his home following a brief illness.

Private family services will be held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with interment in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.  Public Visitation will be held from 4 until 7 Monday, November 30, 2020 at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello.  Mask’s must be worn and fitted properly over the nose and mouth at all times to enter the funeral home or church.  Social distancing standards need to be strictly observed.    Thoughts, Memories and Condolences may be left at www.goettschonline.com .   The service will be live streamed on Sacred Heart Catholic Church Facebook page.

Surviving is his wife, JoAnn, 9 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 February 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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