Joseph Andrew Sheehan Sr. passed away peacefully at Taylor House Hospice on Thursday, November 30, 2023. Per his wishes the body has been cremated. A private family service will be held at Glendale Cemetery at a later date.
Joseph was born on November 29, 1933, to parents Oscar and Ruth (Reha) Sheehan. Joseph graduated from Winterset High School in 1951. He then went on to serve in the United States Army. After his service to his country, he went on to have a successful career as a carpenter.
Joseph was a very warm and loving father as well as a very out-going friend to those he met along the way throughout his life. In his retirement, he enjoyed watching Iowa Hawkeye football, being a helping hand to others when it came to carpentry work and sitting in his recliner while watching his favorite TV shows.
Those left to cherish his memories are his sons, Jerry (Mary) Sheehan of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, Joseph Andrew Sheehan, Jr. of Des Moines, Iowa, Jeff (Connie) Sheehan of Omaha, Nebraska, and daughter Judy Sheehan of Des Moines, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Lillian Karabatsolis, Helen Duff, and son Jon Charles Sheehan.
Memorial contributions may be made to Taylor House Hospice.