Stephen P. Kehoe Sr., 71, of Viola, Illinois (formerly of Rock Island) died Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at home.
Funeral Mass is Monday, October 21st at 11:00 a.m., with visitation 1 hour prior, at St. John’s Catholic Church, Viola. Burial with military honors will be in Rock Island National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left for the family. Dennison Funeral Home, Viola is handling arrangements.
Stephen Phillip Kehoe was born April 27, 1948 in Rock Island, the son of Charles T. and Estelle Kopp Kehoe. He was a 1966 graduate of Alleman High School. In April 1968, he was drafted into the US Army; serving in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged in April 1970. Stephen worked at John Deere as a parts hanger/painter, retiring after 35 years. He was proud of his Army service and his time at John Deere. On October 30, 1991, he married Marjori McMeekan in Rock Island. Stephen’s many hobbies included woodworking, tinkering, duck hunting and gambling. He had a love for Colorado and visited many times over the years.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife: Marjori Kehoe of Viola; sons: Charles Shackelford of Viola and Stephen Phillip Kehoe Jr. of Davenport and grandson: Calvin Kehoe.
He was preceded in death by his parents, aunties: Ebby and Polly Kopp and sisters: Pat Schmacht, Katy Young, Mary Alice Hardin and Joanie “Girl” Shackelford.
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