Charles Kenneth Hahn

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7/24/2014 14:00:00

7/24/2014 14:00:00

Charles Kenneth Hahn, Jr. age 79, resident of Ashland, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at the Ashland Samaritan Hospital in Ashland, Ohio. He was born on October 3, 1934 in Oberlin, Ohio to the late Charles and Marguerite (Clark) Hahn and had formerly been a Bucyrus and Willard resident. Mr. Hahn was a retired loan officer at the former State Bank. He attended the Grace Bretheran Church in Ashland and was an avid sports fan. He was a former member of the Bucyrus Rotary Club and East Townsend Masonic Lodge #322. A veteran of the US Army, he served in Germany during peacetime.
He is survived two brothers, Richard E. Hahn of Rocky River, Ohio and Clark E. Hahn of Berlin Heights, Ohio; sixteen nieces and nephews; and other relatives.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Della (Ramey) Hahn in 2005 and a sister, Margaret (Hahn) Reising in 2003.
A private funeral service will be held at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio. Online condolences can be made at


Tami Van Hove - Aug 23, 2014

I just learned of Ken’s passing this morning and am saddened to hear this. I had opportunity to meet Ken at church and he was always so pleasant and helpful!! He volunteered with Upward Baseketball keeping score and was so reliable, and always willing to do more if needed. When I started attending another church, I was happy to still run into him at the AHS baseball games. What a pleasant, kind man. He will be missed.

Daniel Nickles - Aug 2, 2014

Rich and Clark,So sorry to hear from Doug of Kenny’s heart attack and passing. My sincere sympathy to you and your families. Have lots of memories visiting our Aunt Magritte and Uncle Charles playing with the kids. Also remember Ken when he was older would stop quite regular at the farm when mom was alive to visit which were always enjoyable. God Rest.

Nina Bellamy De Witt - Jul 29, 2014

I would like to send my condolences to the Hahn family on the death of their brother Kenny. He kept us all informed about our other classmates and I enjoyed talking to him on the phone. He was so knowledgeable about so many subjects. I am sure he is talking GOD’s ear off right now. I just wanted them to know how much he will be missed. Sincerely, Nina Bellamy De Witt, class of 1952

Barbara H Hart - Jul 28, 2014

Ken was a faithful supportive member of the Ashland Chapter of Genealogy and will be missed.

Kathy Burkin - Jul 27, 2014

I met Ken in May when he was passing through Fremont. He stopped by our building because he was interested in its architecture. After telling him its history as an office building, hotel, and now an apartment building and home of the WSOS Fremont Senior Center, Ken joined me for lunch in the dining room. He stopped by my office several times in recent weeks, and we always enjoyed lively conversations about his travels, faith, and love of people. I will treasure the post card that I received last week telling me that he looked forward to coming to Fremont again.

jeff and chris gerberick - Jul 27, 2014

We were so sorry to hear the news about Kenny. I always enjoyed his visits. He was just at Mom’s last week. He told me of the time his family returned from a Sunday drive to learn of my birth. It was always enjoyable to see him at various functions around Ashland. It seems as though he made more friends here in Ashland in his short time than I have in my much longer years. We will miss him. Our thoughts are with you Rich and Clark. Hope to see you soon. With love, Chris and Jeff

Rich & Mary Foote - Jul 26, 2014

We were very saddened by the news of the passing of Ken. Of the many things he was apart of, we knew him best for assisting us with our English as a Second Language classes. He certainly was Knowledgeable with the English Language. Ken would try to find us on Sunday mornings to tell us he would be helping us on Monday night. We know he enjoyed talking with the internationals.
We also enjoyed conversing with Ken. He was always involved in something or going somewhere. He especially enjoyed the visits with family. It was a privilege to know Ken. He blessed our lives and we know that we are better people for having him apart of our lives.

Jill Niswender - Jul 26, 2014

I’m sorry to see that Ken passed away. He was always so pleasant to talk with and enjoyed being around people. I’ll miss see him Sunday mornings at church.

barb litell - Jul 26, 2014

Sincere sympathy from a highj school friend of Kenny. . .
Barbara Sprowl Litell

I now live in Sandusky, Ohio. . .
I am quite sure that my late huisband, Robert was Richard’s teacher back when!

Jess & Janet Hamilton - Jul 26, 2014

We are so sorry and shocked about Ken’s passing. We had originally become acquainted with Ken through politics here in Ashland County. He became our dear friend, as he was to so many. It has been very interesting to read these condolences–we have learned many more ways in which he was such a giving person. We will certainly miss him.

Jim and Judy Bernhard - Jul 25, 2014

Ken will be greatly missed. He sang with the Golden Serenaders with us. Ken also attended many sports functions at Ashland High School where our Grandchildrened played. He also kept up with our other Grandchildren at Crestview High School. He was a wonderful man and was greatly appreciated. I bought Ken a bag of popcorn and a bottle of water a couple of weeks ago on a warm evening at the Myers Band Shell in Ashland and the next week I received a thank you card. He was always so appreciative and a good caring man.

Delight Heckelman - Jul 25, 2014

Kenny was a lifelong friend. We will miss his visits and friendly post cards. There are many happy memories of him when we rode the school bus and struggled with Spanish class. My sincere sympathy to you Clark and Rich.

Dominic Lebron - Jul 25, 2014

Uncle Ken was an inspiration for living life to the fullest. I had so many great times in his company. As a child, he took me to my first high school basketball game and first semi-pro football game, and he took me and my brother to the Little League World Series headquarters in Williamsport, PA.
Uncle Ken always treated me and my siblings as his own children, and for that I will always be grateful.
Thanks for the postcards and the memories.

Doug Nickles - Jul 25, 2014

Ken was a great inspiration to me and was so helpful with the genealogy project that I’m working on. His memory of people and dates was remarkable. He had stopped by last week and was thrilled to see the large picture framed collection of his family beginning with his father sitting on his grandmothers lap and all the other relatives portraits all the way up to his great great grandfather George who came from Germany in 1837. My wife and I are deeply saddened. We’ll miss his timely visits at supper time and will regret that it didn’t happen more. Rest in peace Ken.

Glenn & Linda Johns - Jul 25, 2014

Kenny was such an informative man. We enjoyed reading his letters to my mom, Esther Rowland, and reading the correspondence he and I have carried on since Mom passed away. We missed him a short time ago when he stopped by. I’m sorry I hadn’t gotten around to answering the note he left here. We hope he didn’t suffer at the end, but know he’ll be carrying on his conversations with people above. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I’ll miss him.

Bill & Diane Hoffman - Jul 25, 2014

Ken was one of the most positive, knowledgeable and friendly person that we have ever known. Our sincere sympathy to the Hahn family. We will miss you classmate.

MarilynByers - Jul 25, 2014

I am sorry to read that Ken has passed on. I got acquainted with him through politics, and Ken was a good Republican. He was concerned about the direction of our country. Ken was interested in and cared about many things and was a good worker.

Zeke and Linda Howard - Jul 25, 2014

We are shocked and very saddened to learn of Ken’s passing…he was a dear friend and we enjoyed visiting with him at church and at sporting events. We will miss his friendly phone calls, the postcards from his travels and Zeke will miss stopping by his apartment during his runs to check in with Ken. Rest in peace Ken until we meet again.

Norm & Carol Sommers - Jul 25, 2014

We’ve known Ken for over 50 years. We will miss his visits, he always had stories to tell about his travels. I think he knew everyone in Ashland County and then some. He would talk to everyone. I’ll miss him at the AU baseball games.
Travel on Ken, travel on.

Roy & Sande Adams - Jul 24, 2014

We will miss this Dear man and I thank God that he was a part of my family! I have known Ken sence I was a little boy and spent special time with his as a man! We looked forward to his visits in Kentucky and Indiana! I was proud to help him with his VA information and we became brothers because of the Army! Sande and I will always hold a special place in our hearts for Ken and some day look forward to being with him again! He was one of the Best and a true hero in my book! God Bless Him! We loved him!

Roy & Sande Adams - Jul 24, 2014

Although we have never met you in person we want to thank you for shareing your bother with us! Ken was a friend and brother! We loved him and looked forward to his spending time with us! We share in your sorrow and we weep for you at this time! Knowing him was an honor he will always be in our hearts!
We sorrow in your lose and know and have fath in Jesus Name that Ken is with his Dela! God Bless and give you peace! Amen

CHARLES HAHN - Jul 24, 2014

Ken was a volunteer here at MAP, he will be greatly missed. Our prayers are sent to his family and friends. He was a super person.

Dan Hale - Jul 24, 2014

I greatly mourn the loss of ken. He was a great man in my book and shared wisdom with me many times. We solved many of the World’s problems around the swimming pool in our complex. I do not believe he had a mean bone in his body. He was the most positive person I ever met and he kept me on my toes with baseball information. Rest in peace Ken and enjoy Heaven.

Shelley Norris - Jul 24, 2014

My thoughts and prayers go out to you in this time of sorrow. I have known Ken for just a few years and what a great man he was. He was a very loving and caring man. He always had a smile on his face and was always giving his wonderful hugs. I will sure miss seeing him at Hawkins in the morning where he enjoyed his morning coffee and newspaper with his many friends. I love you my dear friend. Rest in peace you will be missed.

Peggy Christensen and Kristi Kirtland,Co-managers of the Senior Citizens Center - Jul 24, 2014

We both enjoyed Ken so much at the Senior Citizens Center in Ashland. He was a very active member, attended our Monday potlucks, was a former member of our Board of Trustees, enjoyed our day bus trips and for a time sang with the Golden Serenaders. We will miss him and his cheery disposition.
We are glad his passing was a peaceful one and that he was with friends.

Darrell & Becky Echelberger - Jul 24, 2014

I can still remember the day that Ken strolled into our Senior Citizen Center. We invited him to stay for lunch and he began to immediately to make friends. Ken was so interested in court houses, sports, people in general, helping anyone and any where he could. Ken also faithfully served on our Board of Trustees and it was because of Ken that we started a group “Let’s Be Friends” for those who wanted to sit around the table, talk, eat cookies and drink coffee. Ken was always pleasant to be and have around and we truly will miss him, though know he’s in a better place.