Clarence E. Hahn, age 92, of Downing, WI passed away August 25, 2013 at home with family by his side and special care from his granddaughter, Erin.
Clarence Earl Hahn was born May 22, 1921 in Cylon Township to Oscar and Martha (Kuhn) Hahn. He graduated in 1940 from Clear Lake High School. He served in the Army in WWII, stationed most of the time in England and Germany. Following the war Clarence returned to the Forest area and married Vera Danovsky. He painted many barns using brushes and climbing a ladder (no spraying). He and Vera later farmed in the Forest area and then moved to Downing in 1955, farming until 1988. They were blessed with four children – Ned, David, Myndee and Halden. Together and with the help of their children Clarence and Vera maintained a well-kept dairy herd and raised good crops. He was serious about his farming and there was no dancing around when it came to getting his work done. But there was dancing and toe tapping as he liked to polka around the dance floor with a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye.
Clarence served on the boards of AMPI, Midland Cooperative, and Warren Mutual Insurance. He was a member and long-time treasurer of Curry-Ainsworth Post 168. He was also a member and served on the council of the Connorsville United Methodist Church.
Clarence is survived by his children Ned (Becky) of Boyceville, David (Deann) of Eau Claire, Myndee of Downing, and Halden (Denise) of Downing; grandchildren include Kevin (Bobbi) Hahn of Cameron, Casey (Bethany) Hahn of Somerset, Aimee (Mike) Pernsteiner of Altoona; Jodi (Brent) Christianson of New Brighton, Jessica (Kyle) Johnson of Maple Grove, Erin (Blaine Leslie) Hahn of Boyceville, Cody (Megan Atwood) Hahn of Turtle Lake, Alyssa (Jake Durand) Hahn of Woodville; 9 great-grandchildren, along with nieces, nephews and close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Vera, and his siblings Margery, Walter, Lawrence, Betty and Marlin.
A funeral service will be held for Clarence at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church at Glenwood City. Visitation will be Wednesday evening, 5-8 at Anderson Funeral Home in Glenwood City and one hour prior to the church service on Thursday. Internment with military honors will follow the service at Mound Cemetery.