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Col. Robert Emil "Bob" (Ret) Hahn

1927 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Col. Robert Emil "Bob" (Ret) Hahn Obituary
Col. (Ret) Robert "Bob" Emil
January 16, 1927-
September 10, 2018
Columbus, GA- Col. (Ret.) Robert "Bob" Emil Hahn was born on January 16, 1927 in Fremont, Nebraska, son of Emil Martin Hahn and Blanche Newlon Hahn. He graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1949 with a BS Degree in Business Administration. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Bob was a member of the "N" Club and lettered in basketball. He served in WWII and the Korean Conflict and retired from the United States Army after 32 years of service. Bob moved to Columbus, Georgia in 1954 where he worked and eventually served as President of United Oil Corporation. He was active in the Georgia Oilmen's Association as a board member and Chairman. Bob was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Columbus for 64 years. He attended First Presbyterian Church from 1968-2018 where he served on numerous committees throughout the years. He was a member of the National Rifle Association (NRA), Retired Officers Association (ROA) and the Association of the United States Army (AUSA).
He is predeceased by his wife, Edwina Swinson Hahn. He is survived by Dr. Ellen B. Hahn, Mrs. Nancy Hahn Davies (Brian) and two grandchildren Benjamin Hahn Reames and Elizabeth Davies Koullas (Nicholas), a niece, Susan Harris Manos, two nephews, Mike and Dan Kounovsky and one great nephew, William Hahn. A special thank you to Tyrone Jones for years of incredible friendship and care. For the past 10 months Bernice Wilson has been by our father's side as a constant caregiver. Thank you Bernice.
Bob loved the outdoors and spent time playing sports and hunting his entire life. He followed all sports but especially college football and basketball. Bob attended many NCAA Final Four Basketball Tournaments all over the United States. He loved watching Nebraska Cornhusker football but certainly enjoyed watching Auburn and Georgia where his two children had attended. A Celebration of Bob's Life will occur Monday, September 17, 2018 at 2:00 PM in The Chapel of the Pines Mausoleum at Parkhill Cemetery, 4161 Macon Rd. Columbus, GA.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the John B. Amos Cancer Center, First Presbyterian Church of Columbus or the Hahn Graduate Award Endowment through the Auburn University Foundation (317 South College Street, Auburn, AL 36849) or a . Fond memories and condolences may be offered at www.shcolumbus.com.I
Published in Columbus Ledger-Enquirer on Sept. 16, 2018
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