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Michael P. O'Hern

Michael P. O’Hern, 74, of Streator passed away Monday, September 6, 2021 at his residence in Streator.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator. Rev. Anne Ferguson will officiate.

Visitation will be from 2-5 P.M. Sunday at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Streator. Pallbearers will be nephews, Ron Baietto, Jim Baietto, David Lahman and David Pavlick; grandsons, Max and Quinn Baker; and family friends, Jack Sorensen and Brad Bliss. Full military rites will be accorded by members of the Leslie G. Woods American Legion Post 217 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1492.

Born August 6, 1947 in Joliet he was the son of Harold and Josephine (Middleton) O’Hern. He married Dianne Lahman on October 24, 1968 at the First United Methodist Church, Streator.

He is survived by his wife, Dianne O’Hern of Streator; a daughter, Heather (Greg) Baker of Streator; a son, Sean O’Hern of Peru; grandchildren, Max and Quinn Baker both of Streator; and a brother, Jay Vining of Joliet.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Gene, Ronald and Jack Vining.

Born and raised in Joliet he graduated from Joliet Central High School in the class of 1965. He later attended Joliet Junior College and Northern Illinois University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Geology.

He served in the United States Air Force from 1966-1970, serving in Viet Nam from 69-70.

He was a sub-contractor for Commonwealth Edison serving as a work planner for over 30 years.

He was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church and the Methodist Men of the church. He was very active with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1492 through the years. He previously served as the post Commander and was also the Commander for the 9th District. He was also a member of the Leslie G. Woods American Legion Post 217. Mike was integral in the planning and building of the Viet Nam Memorial that now stands in City Park, a project he was very proud of.

Over the last several years you could find Mike at one of his grandchildren’s sporting events of other activities.

Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.solontelford.com

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Dianne, Deepest Sympathy to you and your family.

Donna Mussatto Sep 13 2021 10:09 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael O'Hern

Sandra Heintz Mayhall Sep 11 2021 5:21 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael O'Hern

Mary Beth (Bacha) Cunningham Sep 9 2021 3:54 PM

Proud American, Great Veteran, Better friend! Worked with Mike for several years and have several good memories. Rest in peace my friend.
May peace find and comfort his family.

Leonard J Butler Sep 9 2021 10:34 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael O'Hern

Ron & Beth Conner Sep 8 2021 8:49 PM

Worked with Mike for years. He was a prince of a guy and I really respected him. I regret not catching up with him after we retired. God bless and family is in our prayers.

Timothy C Johnson Sep 8 2021 7:15 PM

Our deepest sympathy to Dianne, Heather, Sean, and their entire family on Mike's passing. We have so many wonderful memories with their family as fellow members of the Streator Vietnam vets years ago when our kids were young, and we have so many memories to cherish of fun picnics and excursions together! We will hold you all in our thoughts and prayers during the extremely difficult days ahead🙏 Rest In Peace our friend 🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸

Sending love from Tennessee- Eleise & Randy Cox Sep 8 2021 11:13 AM

Such a loss. The Stone's have such wonderful memories of times spent with our families at swim meets!

Donna & Bill & Scott Stone Sep 8 2021 10:54 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael O'Hern

Janice Roy Sep 8 2021 10:45 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael O'Hern

Angie Warwick Sep 8 2021 10:18 AM

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