Created on Wednesday, 21 November 2012 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Richard A. “Dick” Hahn, 82, formerly of Spencerville, died at 5:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at his home in Lakeview, following an extended illness.
He was born at Four Acre on Sept., 14, 1930, a son of the late Edgar Blain and Zora Olive Campbell Thompson Hahn. He also was preceded in death by a son, Richard A. Hahn II; an infant daughter, Pamela Sue Hahn; three sisters, Patricia “Patty” Flippin, Alisha Horn and Betty Hammond; two brothers, Charles Hahn and Edward Hahn; a son-in-law, Tim “Bernie” Lee; and two stepchildren, Jack L. Kopp and infant Dody Kopp.
On Oct. 3, 1953, he married the former Lena Mae Coomer, who survives in New York. He then married the former Vonda D. Lewis on June 16, 1956, and she died Nov. 23, 2005. On July 5, 2008, he married Beverly S. Snyder, who survives in Lakeview.
He also is survived by five children, Paul Edward Hahn Sr. of Jackson Ky., Vija E. Lee and Valarie F. (Mike Haggard) Hahn, both of Spencerville, Vicki A. (Tim) Foust of Elida and Ronald E. (Kathy) Hahn of Spencerville; four stepchildren, Tracy Kopp of Phoenix, Jody (Craig) Hill of Lakeview, Christine (Shane) Edwards of Jewett and Timothy “Bud” (Mary) Kopp of Alger; 14 grandchildren and 11 stepgrandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and six great-stepgrandchildren; two sisters, Goldie Marie Collingwood of Findlay and Joyce (Norval) Freymuth of Wapakoneta; and two brothers, Lawrence B. (Phyllis) Hahn of Fostoria and Kenneth Hahn of Arizona.
A 1948 graduate of Central High School in Lima, Dick attended Ohio Northern University for three years. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1947 through 1953.
He worked 26 years as a Spencerville Police officer, 18 of which were full-time. He also worked in the railroad construction business and was vice president of the Sentenal RR Company of Spencerville in the 1980s and 90s. Additionally, he worked with Guardsmark Security Company for the Dana Corp. Security in Lima.
AT ONU, he played football and was a member of the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity. In the Army, he was on the boxing team.
He was a life member of the Bowersock Bros. VFW Post 6772 and the Harry J. Reynolds American Legion Post 191, both of Spencerville, and was a charter member of AMVETS at Ohio City.
The Rev. Jan Johnson officiates a funeral at 5 p.m. Friday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, where visitation begins at 1 p.m. and military rites are conducted by Spencerville veterans. Burial is at a later date in Spencerville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Allen County Humane Society.