Venson O’Hara

Venson O’Hara

Venson L. O’Hara, 70, of Monmouth, Iowa, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019, at the VA Medical Center in Iowa City, Iowa.

Friends and family may gather in remembrance of Venson from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 26, at Eden Valley Camp Refuge, 1415 50th Ave., Baldwin, Iowa. Cremation has taken place and a private burial will be held at a later date.

Venson Lee O’Hara was born on Jan. 11, 1949, in Clarinda, Iowa, to Charles Robert and Beatrice (Tamerius) O’Hara. He grew up in Clarinda and after the eighth grade joined the carnival. He then entered the military serving his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and earning an honorable discharge. He married Mary Ann Scholtes on Nov. 19, 1996, in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Venson was a jack-of-all-trades. He had worked as cook for several years, and then co-owned and operated their business called the “Dog House” where he worked as a self-employed mechanic.

Venson was an avid collector of coins and old beer cans.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Mary Ann O’Hara of Monmouth, Iowa; a daughter, Jenny Lynn (and husband Joshua Shepherd) O’Hara of Monmouth, Iowa; one grandson, Isaac Lee Shepherd; and sisters Verna Lou of St. Louis, Mo., and Viola of Mont.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers Victor, Vernon and Virgil.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Venson Lee O’Hara memorial fund has been established.

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