Larry E. Hahn


Larry E. Hahn, 82, of Clear Lake, passed away Friday, Dec. 1, 2023 at his home with his family by his side. 

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Clear Lake United Methodist Church, 508 2nd Ave. N., Clear Lake, with Rev. Sylvester Holima officiating.  Following a luncheon, private inurnment will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the church on Saturday. 

Larry Eugene Hahn was born on Aug. 13, 1941, in Kensett, the son of Harry and Hazel (Hill) Hahn.  He was one of four sons and from a young age he and his brothers shared a close bond with one another.  Larry attended Clear Lake High School and graduated among the class of 1959, during his high school years Larry worked four jobs to help support his family after his father’s death.

On June 27, 1964 he was united in marriage to Margery Corporon at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, in Rockwell, and together they would be blessed with two daughters, Laura and Michele. Larry was a devoted husband and father and always made time for his daughter’s school activities during their school years.

Larry and Marge made their home in Clear Lake where he worked for Curly’s Ford, the State Conservation Commission, and Central States Auto Auction.  He eventually made his way to the City of Clear Lake’s Public Works Department where he spent 26 years in service before his retirement in 2003.  

Even after retirement Larry kept busy, he was known around Clear Lake as an efficient handyman and loved tinkering and repairing cars.  Over the years he owned over 50 different vehicles that he repaired and then sold.  He also worked on small engine repair, as well as a distributor for the Clear Lake Mirror Reporter.  In his free time he enjoyed fishing, helping his son-in-law on the farm, and lawn mowing.  

He was a faithful member of Clear Lake United Methodist Church.  Larry had a deep devotion to his faith and at the age of 25 dedicated his life to his Lord and Savior through the waters of Baptism. 

He cherished becoming a grandfather and spent as much time as able with his grandkids.  He always made sure to take the time to attend their recitals and events. 

Those grateful in sharing in his life include his wife, Marge; daughters, Laura (Jerry) Haack, Inwood, Iowa and Michele (Casey) Craven, West Des Moines; grandchildren, Marisa (Cole) Williams, Iowa City, Hannah Craven, Minneapolis, Minn., Joey Haack and Karli Haack, both of Inwood; brother, Duane; Marge’s siblings; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Carlin (Lois) Hahn and Wendall Hahn; sisters-in-law, Ethel Hahn and Norma Jean Hahn; and nephews, Eddie and Tim Hahn. 

Ward Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, was in charge of arrangements.


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