Thomas M. Hahn, 71

Thomas Michael Hahn, age 71, of Mayer, passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, at his home.

He was born Jan. 6, 1947, in Watertown, the second of four sons born to Marvin D. and Inez M. (Roepke) Hahn.

Tom and his brothers had the privilege of growing up at the north edge of Mayer, and a skip and a jump from a place of adventure, hideouts, tubing, hunting, fishing, and ice skating; the Crow River.

After graduating from Watertown High School, Tom was eligible for the draft and enlisted in the Army, where he was recommended for the Good Conduct medal and served his country well.

Following his time in the service, he began driving trucks for a local excavator. For a few years he worked for a contractor as a home builder in Illinois, and then returned to Minnesota to drive truck for a blacktopping company near Shakopee.

Tom was a person of many talents, and was very precise and meticulous in what he did. He totally modernized his 1936 home, doing the work himself, and even built his own mission style furniture and cabinets.

Tom loved and owned many cars and was most known for his 1966 Dodge 426 Hemi Charger, for when he clicked that seat belt, it became part of him. Some called him Hemi Hahn. Challenging muscle car owners came from miles around, but always left with a frown. Many requested a ride in his legendary car and he always obligated them, just to see the expression on their face when the peddle hit the metal.

Tom was just a good ol’ boy, not meaning any harm, making his way the only way he knew how. No better brother or friend, he will be missed until the end.

Tom was preceded in death by his father and mother, Marvin and Inez Hahn; and brother and sister-in-law Stephen and Lyn Hahn.

He is survived by his brothers, Leslie (Charlotte) Hahn of Mayer, and Jeffrey Hahn of Watertown; niece and nephew Lesly Hahn, and Blake (Jill) Hahn; great-niece and great-nephews Isaac Hahn, Levi Hahn, and Ada Hahn; and other relatives and friends.

Family and friends gathered Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia. Interment at a later date will be at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Mayer.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.

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