Harlie Duane Hahn, age 79, passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Wichita County Health Center in Leoti, Kansas. Mr. Hahn was born June 21, 1936 at Burlington, Colorado, the son of Morris E. & Rena (Nickelson) Hahn.
Mr. Hahn graduated from high school in Sharon Springs, KS. He was a rancher/farmer while also working for the railroad in Franktown, CO. Harlie then enjoyed a 33 year career as an aerial spray pilot and owner/operator of Hahn Aerial Spraying in Burlington, CO. Harlie served 6 years in the United States Air Force as a surgical technician.
In his younger years, he rode bulls, bareback and saddleback broncs. Harlie had a true love for music and over the years he taught himself multiple musical instruments, which included guitar, fiddle, bass guitar, accordion, German button box and the piano. He used this special talent as a professional musician in several dance bands. Harlie enjoyed fishing, dancing and learning about his German heritage through his membership of the Edelweiss German Club in Denver, Colorado.
In 1957 he married Donna Jean Towns in Parker, Colorado.
Mr. Hahn’s surviving family includes-
Jennie Lynn Hahn Bonifacino- Broomfield, Colorado
Cayle & Vicki Hahn – Leoti, Kansas
Nicholas & Jentri Hahn Tribune, Kansas
Katie Hahn- Clayton, North Carolina
Michael Hahn- Clayton, North Carolina
Byron & Celeste Pelton – Sterling, Colorado
Benjamin Pelton – Canon City, Colorado
Four Great Grandchildren
Funeral services will be held at a later date with burial in Nebraska and will be announced by Price & Sons Funeral Home in Leoti, Kansas.
Memorials may be given to the Harlie D. Hahn Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.