Funeral services were held on March 5, 2009 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee, with Rev. Armand Bertrand officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cherokee at a later date. Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Connie was born on June 15, 1934 in Ellsworth, Minn. to Dr. William and Margaret (Crowley) O'Hearn. He attended school in Worthington, Minn. and graduated in 1952. After his graduation he attended St. Thomas College in the Twin Cities for two years. Connie then entered the United States Army. Following his military service, he entered South Dakota State University, where received his pharmacy degree. Connie co-owned and operated McWilliam's Drug Store in Cherokee for many years, and he remained very active in his pharmacy career even after retirement, working at the M.H.I. on Mondays and also filling in for numerous pharmacists in Cherokee and Storm Lake.
On Aug. 21, 1976, he married Sandra Yakabowsky (Kennedy) in Cherokee. Connie enjoyed many things in life, including photography, boxer dogs, traveling, and especially visiting with people. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Lions Club, numerous professional pharmacy organizations, and was also involved in community theatre in his earlier days.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. William and Margaret O'Hearn and a brother, Dr. Jerome O'Hearn.
He is survived by his wife, Sandy; two sons, Chris Kennedy of Spirit Lake and Kevin Kennedy and his wife, Rosa, and their son Dominic, of Omaha, Neb.; two sisters, Mary Erickson and her husband, Bob, of Minnetonka, Minn. and Margaret O'Hearn of Prairie Lake, Minn.; three sisters-in-law, Joy O'Hearn of Fargo, N.D., Julie Huser and her husband, Ken, of Sioux City and Patricia Verschoor and her husband, Richard, of Henderson, Nev.; and his mother-in-law, Anna Yakabowsky of Sioux City.