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Loretta G. Hahn

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Loretta Hahn

HARTINGTON — Loretta G. Hahn, 96, Hartington, died Nov. 8, 2022, at the Providence Medical Center, Wayne. Mass of Christian Burial was Nov. 12 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Hartington, with the Rev. Owen Korte officiating. Burial was at Lawn Ridge Cemetery, Coleridge. Pallbearers were Gail Konken, Galen Konken, Greg Konken, Leon Konken and Adam Konken. Visitation and a Vigil service were Nov.11 at the Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington, and continued Saturday, at church, one hour prior to services. Arrangements were under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington. Loretta Georgia was born Oct. 5, 1926, in Randolph, to Johannes “John” Wilhelm and Marie Henrietta (Hickey) Patent. She was the 10th child of 13 kids. She grew up in rural Randolph and went to rural District 28 country school and attended Randolph High School for one year. She stayed at home to take care of her dad and three younger brothers. Loretta married Marvin Konken April 26, 1945. They had four sons, Gail, Galen, Gary and Greg. She and Marvin lived and farmed east of Hartington. Marvin died Feb. 12, 1962. Loretta then married Louis W. “Bill” Hahn June 27, 1966, in Hartington.

Loretta worked as a cook at the Coleridge Schools. She also cleaned the post office and the ASCS office in Hartington and several other homes in the area. She did receive her GED in the 1970s. Loretta taught a cake decorating class to about 50 people for adult education in Hartington. She stayed busy making and decorating cakes for all occasions. Loretta loved to make quilts, crocheting, sewing and baking. Crafts were her hobby. Her hands were seldom idle even up to the end.

Loretta had been a resident of the Embers Assisted Living and Park View Haven Nursing Home in Coleridge since January 2016.

Loretta is survived by her three sons, Gail Konken, Ponca; Galen Konken, Sterling, Colo.; Greg (Susan) Konken, Chancellor, S.D.; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Gary John Konken; both husbands, Marvin Konken and Louis “Bill” Hahn; daughters-in-law, Marsha L. Konken and Linda R. Konken; 12 brothers and sisters Hilda, Richard, George, Christian, Alfred, Ruby, Julia, Charles, Elise, Lauria, Glen, Raymond and Gleason “Johnnie” Patent.