Donald F. Hahn Sr., 83, of Chillicothe, died 2:40 p.m. Saturday, June 11, 2016, in Adena Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
He was born Dec. 1, 1932, in Chillicothe, to the late Everett and Gladys Denny Hahn, who taught him good morals and to be a good, kind and caring person forever.
On July 22, 1955, he married the former Donna Cottrill, who survives.
Also surviving are children, Donald “Frank” (Catherine) Hahn Jr. of Muscatine, Iowa, Christine (Daniel) Malone of Chillicothe and Lee Anne (Chris) Washburn of Galloway; grandchildren, Joseph, Patrick and Jordan Malone and Jeffrey and Cara Hahn, by whom he was affectionately known as Pa; a brother, Howard Hahn of Richmond Dale; sisters, Leona (Paul) Lovensheimer of Circleville, Freda Dresbach of Chillicothe and Janice (Gerald) Prater of South Bloomfield; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by sisters, Mildred Eisnaugle and Norma Brohard; brothers, Odas and Lloyd Hahn; sisters-in-law, Faye Hahn and Janette Hahn; and brothers-in-law, John Brohard and Tom Eisnaugle.
Donald graduated from Southeastern High School in 1951. He served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954 and was stationed in Germany. He retired Dec. 1, 1994, from the Mead Corporation, where he had worked for 40 years plus two years Army duty.
He was a member of U.P.I.U. Local 731 and was a longtime member of the former I O O F.
He was a 2001 pancreatic cancer survivor.
Donald loved the color red and was always wanting Donna to wear it. OSU was his favorite football team, and he tried to never miss a game.
Graveside services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2016, in Twin Twp. Cemetery with Pastor Randy Beatty officiating. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Ross County Veterans Honor Guard. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 13, 2016, at the Ware Funeral Home, Chillicothe.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bainbridge United Methodist Church, 201 E. 2nd St., Bainbridge, OH 45612.
You may sign his online register at www.warefh.com.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal