John O’Hearn, 80, Lehigh

John O’Hearn, 80, Lehigh

John “Jack” O’Hearn, 80, of Lehigh, Iowa, died Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Stratford Specialty Care.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at Christ The King Catholic Church in Dayton. Msgr. Kevin McCoy will officiate. Burial will be at West Lawn Cemetery in Lehigh. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Carson – Stapp Funeral Home in Dayton, Iowa. For online obituaries and condolences please visit:

John Lynn O’Hearn was born on December 3, 1936, in Lehigh, Iowa, the son of Harold and Ethyl (Linn) O’Hearn. He graduated with the Lehigh High School class of 1955, and later furthered his education at Northwest Missouri State University.

Jack was inducted into the United States Army in August of 1959 and served until his honorable discharge on August 11, 1961.

On December 14, 1963, Jack was united in marriage to Beverly Jean Anderson at Grace Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge. Their marriage was blessed with one son, Matthew.

Jack was a lifelong resident of Lehigh. He had worked at Lehigh Sewer Pipe & Tile, and Stanhoist Engineering in Fort Dodge. Jack later owned & operated O’Hearn Welding and was also employed by Frigidaire in Webster City, Iowa, for several years until retiring. He enjoyed working in his welding shop and could make just about anything he needed.

Survivors include his wife, Bev O’Hearn of Lehigh, Iowa; one son, Matt (Mary) O’Hearn of Dayton, Iowa; two granddaughters, Natalie and Nicole Williams; three sisters, Patty Dellachiesa, Sharon (Dave) O’Hearn-Hrubes, and Joan (Rob) Lauer all of Lehigh, Iowa; sister-in-law, Coral O’Hearn of Lehigh, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.

His parents, one brother, Paul O’Hearn, and a brother-in-law, Dick Dellachiesa, preceded him in death.