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Charley Hahn, 94, of Greenfield

Private Family Graveside Services: Will Be Held at the Greenfield Cemetery with full military rites conducted by the Greenfield Head-Endres American Legion Post No. 247 and V.F.W. Post No. 5357.  

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Charley Hahn memorial fund to be established by the family. 

Charley “Chuck” Hahn went home to be with Jesus on November 2, 2019 at the age of 94. 

Charley was born to Peter and Mildred (Zeich) Hahn on March 18, 1925 in Los Angeles County, CA. He grew up in Riverside, California and attended Thomas A. Edison High School. Charley was called to serve his country at the age of 18. He joined the Navy where he served as a radio operator on the USS Astoria during WWII. Charley completed his training at Texas A&M and remained a licensed radio operator until the age of 90.

In 1948, Charley began to exchange letters with a woman he met at a family get together. They continued to correspond via mail for four years before tying the knot. On May 7, 1953 Charley married Helena (Pfaff) Hahn. To this union three children were born: Timothy, Thomas, and Elaine. They raised their children in Oxon Hill, MD where they resided for 51 years before relocating to Greenfield, IA. Charley was employed as an electrical design engineer, designing and building aircraft and train simulators.

Charley was a dedicated and loving husband and father. In his spare time, he loved to work on cars, electronics and woodworking projects. He was a hard worker and was always willing to help others. Charley loved to play the harmonica and the accordion for friends and family which was enjoyed, especially by his wife. Throughout his adult life, Charley held an unwavering faith in God which was evident to all those around him. His kind and patient demeanor was a great testament to the love of his savior.

Charley was preceded in death by his wife, Helena Hahn, his parents, brothers Peter and Frank Hahn and sister Christine Free.

He is survived by his two sons: Timothy F. Hahn and wife Tina of Lovelock, NV and Thomas P. Hahn and wife Cheryl of Augusta, WV; his daughter Elaine M. Hochstatter and husband Randall of Greenfield; sister Catherine Kruse of Fremont, NE; brother Rudy Hahn and wife Cheryl of Rocklin, CA; sister in law Juanita Pfaff of Rosemont, PA; sister in law Katherine Coleman of Severna Park, MD; nine grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

 

 

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