Jeff O'Hare

Jeff L. O’Hare, 60, of Waukon died Thursday, June 6, 2024, at his home. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 11 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. John Moser officiating. Burial was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon handled arrangements.

Jeffrey Lee O’Hare was born in Waukon June 30, 1963, the son of Raphael “Ray” and Karen (Spiegler) O’Hare. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon and graduated from Waukon High School in 1983. Throughout his life, Jeff worked for his parents at Mahoney’s Tavern and Ray’s Bar and Grill, as well as at Cynda’s Westside Cafe and Jet’s Cafe.

Jeff was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. He was an avid sports fan of the Waukon Indians, Iowa Hawkeyes, Chicago Cubs, and Minnesota Vikings. Jeff loved spending time with his family, especially his nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. He also enjoyed riding his moped around town.

Survivors include his mother, Karen O’Hare of Waukon; his siblings: Kevin (Pam) O’Hare of Kansas City, MO, Brenda (Andy) Howard of Ankeny, Brad (Susan) O’Hare of Waukon, and Amy (Bryce) Phelps of Chester; his nieces and nephews: McKayla (Bryce) Dahlstrom, Harley (Jaedyn Lensing) O’Hare, Greyson Sanderson, Bryce Berg, and Creighton O’Hare; his great-nieces and great-nephews: Brayden, Bradley, and Maelynn Dahlstrom; and several aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his father.

Honorary casketbearers were Maelynn, Bradley, and Brayden Dahlstrom, Creighton O’Hare, Bryce Berg, and Greyson Sanderson, and his co-workers from Jet’s Café. Casketbearers were Kevin, Brad, and Harley O’Hare, McKayla Dahlstrom, Andy Howard, and Bryce Phelps.

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