James Hahn

James Hahn

James Lewis Hahn passed away peacefully on August 3, 2014 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Billings, Mont. He was 84 years of age. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, brother and friend.
Jim is preceded in his passing by his grandson Sterling Tyler Stiles and his brother Robert Hahn. He is survived by his loving wife Eileen Emily (Vaughan) Hahn, his children and grandchildren, Hugh, Kathryn, Dylan, Rachel Hahn (Marshfield, Mass.), Kate (Hahn), Tom, Emily (Moore) and Jay Gibbs (Glendive, Mont.), Hank, Susanne and Jessica Moore (Billings, Mont.), Roberta (Hahn) and Craig Edwards (Big Sandy, Mont.), Margaret (Hahn), John, Peter and Eileen Ales (Seattle, Wash.), Louise (Hahn), Kevin, Miranda and Cynthia Stiles (Billings, Mont.), his great grand-daughter Garnet Gibbs (Glendive, Mont.), his brother David Hahn (Jefferson City, Mo.), nieces Robin Lee (Euharlee, Ga.) and Theresa Peck (Jefferson City, Mo.), and nephew Jason Hahn (Jefferson City, Mo.).
Jim was born in Beloit, Ks. to Lewis and Wilma (Church) Hahn and grew up in Eldon, Mo. Jim graduated from Finlay Engineering College, served in the United States Air Force and worked for the Santa Fe Railroad before marrying Eileen, his wife of 56 years, and relocating to Montana to raise their family.
Jim loved his life’s work as a land surveyor and served the Montana Association of Registered Land Surveyors as a member and executive officer. He embarked on his career as a land surveyor in Billings in 1959 and co-founded Atlas Engineers Inc. in 1961.
Jim most loved spending every day with Eileen, game nights at home with his children and grandchildren, fishing the rivers and streams of Montana, engaging in a good argument and sharing a funny story.
He was surrounded by loving family and close friends in his final days. He will be deeply missed and always fondly remembered.
Funeral services will be held 12:30 Thursday at the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch Chapel with interment and Military Honors at Yellowstone National Cemetery, Laurel, MT. There will be a light lunch reception following the interment.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch.

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