Paul Arthur Hahn
1954 - 2016
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Paul Arthur Hahn
MACKINAW - Paul Arthur Hahn, age 62, of Mackinaw, IL, died peacefully on Friday, November 18, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born August 6, 1954, in Joliet to Fred and Priscilla McLaughlin Hahn. They preceded him in death.
Paul is survived by his wife, Diane; his children, Alex (Christina) Hahn, Eric Hahn and Nicole (Chris) Luebke; stepchildren, Cole, Carly and Cody Mitzelfelt; and his granddaughter, Olivia Luebke.
Paul is best known as the founder and award-winning winemaker of Mackinaw Valley Vineyard and for welcoming people to his backyard for the Summer concerts.
Paul was active in many pursuits and served on the Tazewell County board and two school boards; was a 25-year volunteer fireman; was a Past President and officer in the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association; was a member of the Methodist church; earned the rank of 32nd degree Mason; and was the recipient of the Lincoln Day award from the Tazewell County Republicans and the Illinois State Police Department Special Award. He enjoyed life, farming, carpentry and, most of all, his family and friends.
The celebration of Paul's life will be held at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard on Friday, November 25, 2016. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with funeral services following at 3 p.m. Private graveside committal at Lindsey Cemetery will be at 4:30 p.m. Following the burial, there will be a gathering in the tasting room from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials may be made to The Colon Cancer Alliance, 1025 Vermont Ave. NW, Suite 1066, Washington D.C. 20005.
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Published in Peoria Journal Star from Nov. 23 to Nov. 24, 2016.
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December 18, 2016
I am so sorry I did not see this sooner. I also just lost my husband November 12th. I've been so caught up with my stuff that I had not heard about your loss. It was such a pleasure being able to care for him and you Diane each time he was on 1700. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family always. Paul had such a beautiful soul. Please know that your family has touched each and everyone of us.
Jen Ray
November 24, 2016
I am privileged to have made Paul's acquaintance. What an impressive man. Sending healing thoughts and prayers to the Hahn family.
Audrey D
November 23, 2016
Diane and family,
The Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association is saddened with the loss of one of our past Presidents, Paul Hahn. We have you in our thoughts and prayers and want you to know that you can reach out to us for anything that you need in the future.


Cindi Fleischli
Cynthia Fleischli
November 23, 2016
You will truly be missed, you really did leave an impact on this world, and enriched the lives of people around you. Condolences and prayers for the family.
Justin Davis
November 23, 2016
Condolences to the Family. Paul was a good neighbor, and genuine sweet man. He will be missed. Thanks for the memories.
Bob Krouse
November 23, 2016
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Jim and Roxanne Ferguson
November 21, 2016
I worked with Paul when he was on the Board, Paul was very fair and researched everything before casting his vote. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Duane Gray
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