Robert D. Hahn, 78, of Marengo, died Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at Centegra Hospital-Huntley.
He was born Feb. 11, 1940, in Woodstock to William and Clara (Wilkens) Hahn. He married Patricia Ehlert on March 7, 1959, at Grace Lutheran Church in Woodstock.
Bob, or “Rags” as he was known to many, owned R.D. Hahn Masonry for 35 years and was known countywide for his workmanship. He had been a volunteer fireman for the Woodstock City Fire Department. He loved to tell stories about his life, some fact, some fiction. His home in the woods outside Marengo was known as the “Hahndarosa.”
Bob was an avid Cubs and Bears fan, and he loved the outdoors, his younger days as a sportsman with a gun, then later in life enjoying the wildlife at his home without a gun. His morning coffee time with friends was a favorite for him and the lucky participants. Time giving rides on tractors to his grandchildren and great grandchildren was precious. He loved fireworks on the holidays with his family. His laugh will be heard by many forever.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Hahn; a son, Dean Hahn; a daughter, Stacia (Eric Haas) Hahn; three brothers, William (Helga) Hahn, Don (Juanita) Hahn, and James (Sue) Hahn; five granddaughters, Meghan (Ryan) Doty, Kaelyn (Chris) Forston, Kristan (Dan) Schmidt, Kelsy Hahn, and Linzie Hahn; four great-grandchildren, J.B. and Addie Forston, Hazel Schmidt, and Evie Doty; a daughter-in-law, Kim Hahn; a brother-in-law, Walt Samorez; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Brad Hahn; and a sister, Carol Samorez.
A memorial gathering and service was held Friday, July 20, at Grace Lutheran Church, Woodstock. The Rev. Ken Gibson officiated.
Memorials may be made to any charity.
Arrangements were handled by Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home.