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Gary W. Hahn

August 10, 1938October 6, 2020
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Gary W. Hahn was born August 10, 1938 in Evansville, IN to the late Ed and Elsie (Rueger). He passed away peacefully at his home.

Gary graduated from Reitz High School in 1956, and served in the National Guard. In 1959, he co-founded Hahn Brothers Drywall with his brother Butch Hahn. Gary played in the major softball league where he was the league leading hitter and pitcher, even playing a game against the King and His Court. He was a member of the Hadi Shrine, serving in the car club. He also belonged to Lessing Masonic Lodge #464. Those who know Gary remember him having a love for golf, and betting the ponies. Gary owned many race horses through the years, some of which were successful and many of which were not. His avid love for golf led him to become an excellent golfer, shooting a remarkable four hole-in-ones. He was a lifelong member of Oak Meadow Country Club where he played golf with his buddies several times a week. Gary was sometimes referred to as the “Mayor of Earle.” He was very proud of the “Lucky H Ranch,” and in the summers, he could always be found on the tractor, and caring for his cattle and horses. He was a long-time member of St. Paul’s UCC.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Mel Hahn, Gene Hahn, and Butch Hahn.

Gary is survived by his children, Holly Hammer (Donald) and Bart Hahn (Michelle), and their sister, Amy Egli (Billy); sister, Jackie Gard; grandchildren, Courtney, Aaron, Sam, and Emily; and great grandchildren, Kinsley and Alayna. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Alexander West Chapel, and livestreamed at www.facebook.com/FuneralStreamUSA beginning at 10:55 a.m. Entombment will be at Alexander Memorial Park. Friends may visit Friday from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 2227 W. Michigan St., Evansville, 47712, or the Hadi Shrine. Condolences may be made at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Holly Hammer (Donald), Daughter
  • Bart Hahn (Michelle), Son
  • Amy Egli (Billy), Their Sister
  • Jackie Gard, Sister
  • Courtney, Aaron, Sam and Emily, Grandchildren
  • Kinsley and Alayna, Great Grandchildren

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Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 9, 2020

  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 10, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 10, 2020

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Jim Will

October 9, 2020

Bart and family,
My heart is heavy for you and the family. Enjoy sharing this time together celebrating your Dad's life and please know you all are in my prayers.
Jim

Donna (Rueger) Winderlich

October 8, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with Gary’s family and friends. He was always welcoming when my sisters, Sharon, Shirley, and I visited him and Jackie when she was in town. He will be missed.

Ken Kraus

October 7, 2020

Bart and family, Jan and I would like to express our sympathies to all of you in this difficult time. Please accept our condolences and well wishes. God bless.

Gordon Brinker

October 7, 2020

So sorry to learn of Gary's passing. He and my dad (Benny) were good friends from as far back as I can recall. I'll always remember, as a kid, the excitement when we would go out to Gary's farm and I'd get to go fishing while they sipped a few beers. Sometimes I'd head to the old barn where Bart and I would build haybale forts. I always enjoyed too checking out his cool fiesta red T-Bird. Most of all I'll remember what a genuinely nice man he always was to me. Again. I'm very sorry for your loss. Know that he is very fondly remembered here and always will be.

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Biography

Gary W. Hahn was born August 10, 1938 in Evansville, IN to the late Ed and Elsie (Rueger). He passed away peacefully at his home.

Gary graduated from Reitz High School in 1956, and served in the National Guard. In 1959, he co-founded Hahn Brothers Drywall with his brother Butch Hahn. Gary played in the major softball league where he was the league leading hitter and pitcher, even playing a game against the King and His Court. He was a member of the Hadi Shrine, serving in the car club. He also belonged to Lessing Masonic Lodge #464. Those who know Gary remember him having a love for golf, and betting the ponies. Gary owned many race horses through the years, some of which were successful and many of which were not. His avid love for golf led him to become an excellent golfer, shooting a remarkable four hole-in-ones. He was a lifelong member of Oak Meadow Country Club where he played golf with his buddies several times a week. Gary was sometimes referred to as the “Mayor of Earle.” He was very proud of the “Lucky H Ranch,” and in the summers, he could always be found on the tractor, and caring for his cattle and horses. He was a long-time member of St. Paul’s UCC.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Mel Hahn, Gene Hahn, and Butch Hahn.

Gary is survived by his children, Holly Hammer (Donald) and Bart Hahn (Michelle), and their sister, Amy Egli (Billy); sister, Jackie Gard; grandchildren, Courtney, Aaron, Sam, and Emily; and great grandchildren, Kinsley and Alayna.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Alexander West Chapel, and livestreamed at www.facebook.com/FuneralStreamUSA beginning at 10:55 a.m. Entombment will be at Alexander Memorial Park. Friends may visit Friday from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 2227 W. Michigan St., Evansville, 47712, or the Hadi Shrine. Condolences may be made at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com.

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