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Richard R. Bahn, 64

Richard Roy Bahn, age 64, of Loretto, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born July 21, 1946, in Minot, ND, the son of Roy and Edna (Thorenson) Bahn.

Richard lived in Newburg, ND, and graduated from North Dakota State University in 1968, before moving to Minnesota.

He honorably served his country in the US Army.

Richard was a mechanical engineer, having worked for Honeywell for 30 years before becoming a partner and forming TRS Systems.

He loved sports – as a player, coach, and spectator, and coached Little League, hockey, girls’ softball, and girls’ basketball for many years. He also enjoyed golfing and played on the Honeywell league.

Richard was a woodworker, enjoyed cooking, baking bread, and camping. He recently became interested in quilting. He loved his family, and his grandchildren were his number-one joy.

Richard is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Mary (Brabbit) Bahn; children Krissy (Craig) Nelson, Ben Bahn, and Kelly (Ben) Hinnenkamp; grandchildren Jacob, Brett, Drew, Grant, Emily and Evan; an aunt, Genevieve Thorenson; an uncle, Joe (Peggy) Bahn; and many cousins and friends who will dearly miss him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Edna (Thorenson) Bahn.

A memorial service took place Sunday, Jan. 30 at 5 p.m. at the Community United Methodist Church in Monticello, with visitation beginning at 3 p.m. at the church.

A graveside service will take place Monday, Jan. 31 at 11 a.m. at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Camp Ripley in Little Falls.

The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo assisted the family with arrangements; www.thepetersonchapel.com.