HAHN, Stanley W.; died July 15, 2009; age 79 years, of Oskaloosa, IA. Stan was born in Ottumwa, Iowa, on March 23, 1930 to Victor and Garnet Hahn. Music and model airplanes played a big role in his youth and carried over into his adult life. He was active in Boy Scouts, earning his Eagle, and, in 1948, graduated from Ottumwa High School where he played trumpet in the Ottumwa High School band and orchestra. Stan went on to earn his Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA and his Masters degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Stan was a member of the United States Air Force from 1951-1955 and was a member of the Air Force band. He taught music at South Dakota University, where he was also the orchestra conductor. He also taught at Minot State College. For a time, Stan built flutes with Tip Lamberson and he finished his teaching career working for the Southeast Iowa School District, teaching and coordinating music programs in the schools. Music played a dominant role in his life, not only as a teacher but as a performer as well. Stan played for the Omaha Symphony, Ottumwa Symphony, SE Iowa Symphony and the Oskaloosa Band, and was orchestra conductor for the Oskaloosa production of Hello Dolly in 1976. Stan lived in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for the past 34 years where he was active in the Oskaloosa Optimist Club, played golf, and cheered for the Iowa Hawkeyes. He enjoyed his spare time visiting with his friends at Smokey Row, Wendys, and weekend breakfasts. Stan was preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Garnet Hahn; wife, Mary Gladys; brother-in-law, Wayne Gerken. He is survived by sons, Joel (Barb) Hahn, Victor Hahn; daughters, Nicole (John) Jesse, Danielle (Dean) Emsick, all of Omaha; stepsons, Dave (Peggy) Clements of North Carolina, and Dan Clements of Tennessee; 11 grand children; brother, Robert (Virginia) Hahn and sister, Pat Gerken, both of Arizona; cousins; numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews; many good friends. Private family services will be held. Memorials are suggested to the charity of your choice.
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