Jean Ann Bruns Hahn

August 3, 1945March 9, 2018
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JEAN (BRUNS) HAHN, 72, of Fort Wayne, died on Friday, March 9, 2018, at the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home of Fort Wayne after a long, courageous battle against breast cancer. Born on August 3, 1945, she was a daughter of the late Roman and Rita Bruns of St. Henry, Ohio. After graduation from St. Henry High School, Jean came to Fort Wayne to attend college at the University of Saint Francis where she acquired her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Education. During this time she met Joseph D. Hahn, her devoted husband, with whom she celebrated 50 years of marriage in May of 2017. Their two sons, Christopher and Jason, benefited by having Jean as mother and teacher. Jean lived her many roles in life to the fullest as daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, friend and teacher. She gave 38 years of service to the Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend by teaching in its parochial schools at St. John the Baptist, Fort Wayne, from 1969 to 2001, and Bishop Luers High School from 2001 to 2007. In her role as teacher, she touched and enriched the lives of her many students where she taught many important life lessons and shared her passion and expertise in History & Social Studies. A former student recently commented that next to his mother, Mrs. Hahn was the most influential woman in his life. Jean had a strong social conscience and truly lived her life in the service of others. In addition to her husband Joe, Jean is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law and grandchildren, Christopher (Missy) Hahn and children Olivia, Bailey and Holly of Indianapolis, Indiana, Jason (Eileen) Hahn and children Mary, Kathleen, James and Margaret of Oradell, New Jersey. Also surviving are brothers, Robert Bruns and John (Jean) Bruns; sisters, Judy (David) Didier, Margie (Don) Nottingham, her fervent and faithful caregiver, and Beverly Bramstedt; sister-in-law, Ethel Bruns; brother-in-law, Paul Dierker; and 38 special nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Rudolph and Catherine Hahn; brother, Jerry Bruns; sister, Arlene Dierker; sister-in-law, Joan Bruns; and brother-in-law, Ray Bramstedt. Mass of Christian Burial is 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at St. John the Baptist Church, 4500 Fairfield Avenue, Fort Wayne, Indiana, with calling one hour prior to service. Calling also from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at Klaehn, Fahl, & Melton Funeral Home, 6424 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Preferred memorials in honor of Jean's grandchildren are: Riley Children's Foundation (Riley Children's Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana), and The Candle Lighters (an organization which raises money to fund Early Intervention for babies and toddlers with Down Syndrome in New Jersey). Additional memorials to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home of Fort Wayne, Indiana.


  • Roman Bruns, Father
  • Rita Bruns, Mother
  • Joseph "Joe" Hahn, Husband
  • Christopher (Missy) Hahn, Son
  • Jason (Eileen) Hahn, Son
  • Olivia Hahn, Grandchild
  • Bailey Hahn, Grandchild
  • Holly Hahn, Grandchild
  • Mary Hahn, Grandchild
  • Kathleen Hahn, Grandchild
  • James Hahn, Grandchild
  • Margaret Hahn, Grandchild
  • Robert Bruns, Brother
  • John (Jean) Bruns, Brother
  • Judy (David) Didier, Sister
  • Margie (Don) Nottingham, Sister
  • Beverly Bramstedt, Caregiver
  • Ethel Bruns, Sister-in-law
  • Paul Dierker, Brother-in-law
  • Jerry Bruns, Brother
  • Arlene Dierker, Sister
  • Joan Bruns, Sister-in-law
  • Ray Bramstedt, Brother-in-law
  • Rudolph Hahn, Father-in-law
  • Catherine Hahn, Mother-in-law
  • Mrs. Hahn also leaves behind thirty-eight nieces and nephews and many friends to cherish her memory.


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 13, 2018
  • Visitation Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Mass of the Christian Burial Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Jean Ann Bruns Hahn

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Jeff & Anna Bruns

March 13, 2018

Joe & Family

Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. Many fond memories of Aunt Jean. With our deepest sympathy.

Jeff & Anna Bruns

Bob & Charol Klepper

March 13, 2018

Our sympathy goes out to the entire Hahn family ! We have been friends with Joe & Jean & their sons since our sons were all in Franke Day Camp together. We remember the long over nights at Franke & our late late conversations with Jean around the campfire ! Her & Joe came to our 50th in 2015 and we to theirs last year ! Many great memories of long lasting reminiscing ! May our God give you his peace in this sorrowful time in your lives ! The memories will be everlasting ! So sorry we cannot attend the services as we are currently in Florida at this time !
Bob & Charrie Klepper