Frederick James Hahn, 88Published 6:09pm Sunday, December 30, 2012
Born: Feb. 5, 1924
Died: Dec. 27, 2012
Frederick James Hahn, 88, a former resident of Portage, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Cass County Medical Care Facility, Cassopolis. He was born Feb. 5, 1924, in Mishawaka to Edward F. and Minnie (Schalliol) Hahn.
Fredrick graduated from Mishawaka High School in 1942. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps before earning his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, Bloomington.
On Aug. 31, 1946, in Mishawaka, he married the former Joyce Henigsmith; she survives. After his family, Frederick’s greatest love was flying.
Surviving with his wife of 66 years, Joyce, are their children, Rebecca (Jerry Sr.) Schley of Dowagiac, Gary (Deborah) Hahn, of Saline, Beth (John) Martz, of Big Rapids, and Gregory Hahn, of Shelby Township. Also surviving are grandchildren, Jerry (Karla) Schley Jr., Gregory Schley, Marla (David) Poytinger, Andrea Hahn, Caleb (Ashley) Martz, Erick (Stephanie) Hahn, Dana Hahn and five great-grandchildren.
His brother, Maurice (Bobbie) Hahn, of Niles, and sisters, Erma Jane Willman, of Crown Point, Ind., Frances (Rev. Charles) Francis, of Franklin, Ind., and sister-in-law, Mary Hahn, of Kalamazoo, also survive.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Norman Hahn, and an infant sister, Virginia.
Funeral services for Frederick James Hahn will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Halbritter Funeral Home, Niles with the Rev. Charles Francis officiating.
Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery, Mishawaka, Ind..
The family will receive relatives and friends from 10 a.m. on Thursday until time of service at the funeral home.
Donations in memory of Frederick may be made to the Cass County Medical Care Facility Activities Fund.