John David Kehoe, 73, died Wednesday, May 9, 2018, from an unknown lung ailment. He was born July 24, 1944, and grew up in Anamosa, Iowa. He served in the Army from 1966 to 1968. He lived in Cedar Rapids where his wife, Karen (Barta) introduced herself to him in October of 1969 and they were married on Jan. 9, 1970. He worked the majority of his life and retired from ADM Corn Processing Co.
Left behind to cherish his memory and miss his humor are his wife, Karen; son, Tim; and daughter, Megan (Rife); two grandsons, Jacobi and Jonah Rife; his brothers, Bill (Sue) of Oceanside, Calif., and Kim of Yellville, Ark; Karen's siblings, Dave and Beth Barta, and Lu and Bill Barron and their children, BJ and Barbara.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Justin and Marjorie.
Karen often said John made her laugh every day of their 48-year marriage, during which they enjoyed camping and watching the Cubs win.
A celebration of John's life will be held for family and friends on Saturday, May 19 at Cedar Memorial Family Center from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Casual attire is required. Come share a funny memory of John, as there were many. In lieu of flowers, donate to Cedar Valley Humane Society, as John loved his furry friends.