Howard Hahn - May 09, 2011Howard Hahn, 88, of Hampton, died Monday, May 9, 2011, at the Grand Island Veterans Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 14 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Hampton. Rev. David Dobbertien will officiate. Burial will be in the Hampton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 P.M. Friday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Howard H. Hahn, the son of Leo E. and Meta (Baack) Hahn, was born on the family homestead near Polk, on April 6, 1923.
In 1931, the family moved to Hampton where Howard attended Hampton Public Schools and graduated from Hampton High School in 1941. After graduation Howard worked as a farm hand until entering the service on March 2, 1943. Howard served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was injured at Normandy, France on July 30, 1944 and was honorably discharged on Sept. 29, 1945. He received two bronze service stars and the Purple Heart for service to his country. Howard returned to Hampton and worked at the service station for six months, before moving to Lincoln to work at Gooch Milling and Elevator for four years.
Howard married Arleen Zierott on April 16, 1950 at Zion Lutheran Church in Hampton. They lived in Marquette for a short time, before moving south of Hampton to farm. Howard worked at the Aurora Co-op Elevator while farming. After he retired from farming, he worked as a security guard for Bonnavilla Homes in Aurora and King of the Road in Bradshaw. He retired in December 2006 to take care of his wife. Arleen died on Jan. 28, 2007.
Howard was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Hampton. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion. He enjoyed watching sports, especially baseball and his grandkids in all their activities.
Survivors include his son, David (Kim) Hahn of Fremont and daughter, Mary (Jerry) Owens of Harvard; daughter-in-law, Karen Hahn of Ferndale, Wash. and nine grandchildren, Amanda (Felipe) Cecilio, Michael Hahn, Mitchell Hahn, Matthew Hahn, Sarah Hahn, Rachel Hahn, Leah Hahn, Hannah Hahn and Micah Hahn. He is also survived by a sister Ramona Hillman of Syracuse; four sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife; a son, James Hahn; four brothers, a sister-in-law and two brothers-in-law.