Harvey Hahn


Funeral services for 90-year old Harvey Hahn are Thurs, July 28, 2022, at 10:00 AM at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church.

Burial will be in the Martin Community Cemetery. 

Visitation is Wed, July 27, from 7-8:00 PM at Bennett County Funeral Service, 211 Main Street, Martin, SD 57551

A memorial has been established and donations may be sent to Security First Bank, PO Box 669, Martin, SD 57551.

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Harvey Arnold Hahn was born April 25, 1932, to Henry and Clara (Link) Hahn, at Kaylor, SD, and passed away on July 23, 2022, (his daughter Karen’s birthday), at his home, surrounded by family.

The Hahn family lived on a farm in the Martin area at the time of Harvey’s birth, but Clara had gone to her mother’s in Kaylor and he was born there.

Harvey started school in Rapid City, where the family lived for a short time. His father Henry built a sawmill in the 1940s on the lot where the Rapid City K-Mart eventually stood. 

The family returned to Martin and Harvey went to the country school near Allen. When he was 18, he had Rheumatic Fever and was hospitalized for some time. 

Harvey started high school at Bennett County High School, but the family needed him to be home to help with the planting and caring for the cattle and hogs, and he never had a chance to go back to school. 

His parents moved to Gordon, where they bought a bar – leaving Harvey and Artie to manage the farm and planting of the grains. Artie followed his parents and returned to school in Gordon.

Harvey married Shirley Anne Rosane on July 14, 1952, at Rapid City, and they raised four children: Melvin, Karen, Harvey Lee, and Carol. The couple lived on the family farm and later moved to a small farm 7 miles west of Martin until they moved into Martin.

Over the years, Harvey worked at the Standard Oil Station, I-H Implement, and Bennett County Co-op. He retired from the Co-op, but later went back to work at Martin Auto Parts II, eventually retiring again. By then, dementia had begun and progressed rapidly.  

Harvey served on the Martin City Council, was a member of the Martin Volunteer Fire Department for several years, and was on the Church Council at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church.

Harvey had the misfortune to suffer a stroke, which left him in a wheelchair, and had heart surgery in 2000 for a valve replacement.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Clara Hahn, his brothers Erwin and Arthur, sister-in-law Joann, sister and brother-in-law Gladys and Henry Beardt, and nephew Johnny Beardt.

He leaves to mourn him his wife of 70 years Shirley, son Melvin (Kay) Hahn of Sioux Falls, SD, daughter Karen (Fred) Cano of Gordon, son Harvey Lee (Tracie) Hahn and daughter Carol (Wynn) Saxton, 10 grandsons and 2 granddaughters, 10 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren along with numerous family and friends.