Clark A. Hahn, age 89 of Gaylord, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at Sibley Medical Center in Arlington. Memorial Services were Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord, with interment at a later date. The Rev. Fredric Hinz officiated.
Clark August Hahn was born on May 31, 1921, in Gaylord, Minnesota. He was the son of Herman and Amanda (Rubenhagen) Hahn. Clark was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth. He was a 1939 graduate of the Gaylord High School.
Clark enlisted in the United States Army on August 14, 1942, and was stationed in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada. He achieved the rank of Technician Fifth Grade. Clark received the American Theater Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal. He was a Cargo Checker and a Sharpshooter. Clark was Honorably Discharged on October 30, 1945.
On June 20, 1952, Clark was united in marriage to Alice Elizabeth Hansen at Bethany Lutheran Church in Arco. The couple resided in Gaylord. Clark and Alice were blessed with one son, David. Clark and Alice shared almost nine years of marriage before Alice passed away on June 2, 1961.
Clark was employed at his brother’s mink farm, Busch Brothers, Rosenberg’s, the post office, driving school bus for Gaylord Schools, Paul Lueke Insurance, he hauled the Star Tribune newspapers and many other part time jobs. Clark was also named honorary “Gaylord Pool Mailman” by Eileen Brandt, pool manager.
Clark was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord. He was a past board member and he held various positions in the church. Clark had a personal relationship with his Lord and Savior, he was a born-again Christian. He found prayer to be very important, praying with his son daily.
Clark enjoyed photography in his youth, he even took the Gaylord school pictures, wedding photos and graduation photos. He also took pleasure in doing artist drawings, having coffee at the coffee shop, talking with anyone, snowmobiling, and fixing-up and selling old lawnmowers, chainsaws and other motorized equipment. He loved to tinker and make his own tools and black and white photography equipment. In years past, Clark helped many seniors with repairs and handyman work. Clark loved to spend evenings watching the Gaylord Islanders baseball games at the ballpark.
Clark is survived by his son, David C. Hahn of Gaylord; sister, Viola Hahn of Gaylord; sister-in-law, Lucille Ohl of Tyler; nephew, Phillip Hahn of Willmar; many nieces,nephews, on his wife’s side and other relatives and friends.
Clark was preceded in death by his Parents, Herman and Amanda Hahn; Wife, Alice Hahn; Brothers, Ralph, Royal, Myron Hahn, and Harold Hahn in infancy; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Bernice and Sexton Larson; and Brother-In-Law, Hank Ohl.