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10/14/2013 2:03:00 PM
Mr. Hahn
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Mr. Hahn

Melvin G. Hahn, 94, of Peru, formerly of DePue, died Oct. 11, 2013, in St. Margaret’s Hospital, Spring Valley.

Cremation rites were accorded.

There will be no services. Burial will be private. Arrangements were through Barto Funeral Home, Spring Valley.

Mr. Hahn was born July 1, 1919, in Peru to Henry and Elizabeth (Simms) Hahn. He married Marian Rauh on May 31, 1944, in Columbia, S.C.

He served as a pilot on a B-25 bomber during World War II in the European Theater of Operations. He flew 52 bombing missions and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters.

He spent his entire working career at Westclox in Peru in a variety of positions and retired when the facility closed.

Mr. Hahn was a charter member of DePue Booster Club and was active in Little League for many years. He also served on the DePue Consolidated School Board and was president for eight years. He was a member of Westclox Quarter Century Club, DePue VFW and for many years a member of Spring Creek Golf Club.

Survivors are his wife; two sons, Jerry (Linda) Hahn of Seatonville and Jim (Sally) Hahn of Princeton; three daughters, Sharon (John) Eustis of La Salle, Linda Marroquin of Magnolia and Barbara Struglinski of Spring Valley; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Lyle, and one sister, Ann.

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