IMPERIAL -- Dick Hahn, 73, died Saturday (May 14, 2005) at the Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial.
He was born Sept. 27, 1931 on the family farm in Hayes County, to Clarence and Bertha (Herbert) Hahn. He graduated from Wauneta High School in 1951, and enlisted in the U.S. Navy that same year, serving four years during the Korean War.
He married Coletta Wach in 1951, and to this union, two sons were born; Mitchel D. and Neil R. Hahn. After serving his tour of duty with the U.S. Navy, he attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he received a civil engineering degree in 1961. He was employed with the Idaho Forest Service, where he worked for many years. He also worked in the Washington D.C. area for some time before retiring. The last three years he spent part of his time living in Palisade and the winter months in Texas.
He was a member of the Hamlet Union Church, and was a life member of the National Rifle Association and the Veteran's of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed camping and was a member of the Good Sams Club. He has many hobbies including square dancing, fishing, hunting, and woodworking. He was a Scout leader for many years achieving the Scout's highest honor bestowed on a leader.
Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Coletta; one son, Mitchel; one brother, Victor Hahn; and two sisters, Josephine Reiman and Esther Egle.
Survivors include one son, Neil Hahn and wife, Laura of Parker Colo.; one sister, Beth Smith and husband, Billy of Palisade; one sister-in-law, Marie Hahn of Denver, Colo.; two grandchildren, Katie Hahn of Colo., and Brandie Wagner and husband, Shane, of Colo.; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Hamlet Union Church, in Hamlet with the Rev. Marshall Erickson officiating. Internment will follow at the Hamlet Cemetery, Hamlet.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 - 6 p.m. (MDT) at the Funeral Home in Wauneta.
A memorial has been established to the Palisade Veteran's Memorial Fund in care of Bill Smith.
Liewer Funeral Home of Wauneta is in charge of arrangements.