Paul “Bud” Hahn


Funeral services for 69-year old Paul “Bud” Hahn of Houston, Texas, are Sat, March 18, 2023, at 10:30 at St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lusk, WY. 

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Paul Richard “Bud” Hahn was born on May 8, 1953, in Ogden, Utah, and died of a traumatic brain injury on Thurs, Feb 23, 2023.

Paul grew up in Lusk, Wyo, and went on to study chemical engineering at the University of Wyoming. In 1976, he become a chemical engineer at Phillips 66, later ConocoPhillips.  

Paul’s job took him all over the world, including England, Norway, Australia, Greece, and South Korea. He not only excelled in his career, but also experienced different cultures and discovered new foods and traditions.

At age 23, Paul married Mary Louise Nelson.  They had three children: James, Robert, and Grethe.

Paul lived a full life, enjoying time spent with his family, traveling the world, working on home projects, and baking.  He retired after more than forty years in his field, and thereafter spent his time with his beloved grandchildren.

The church was a big part of Paul’s life from childhood. Both his grandfathers were pastors in the WELS Lutheran Church, and Paul carried on the tradition by working in the church in various positions, including Elder and Treasurer.  He loved his Lord, and has full faith in his eternal life with his Redeemer.

Paul is survived by his wife Mary Hahn; his son and daughter-in-law James and Melissa Hahn; their daughter Zerah Hahn; his son and daughter-in-law Robert and Christine Hahn; their children Elizabeth and Noah Hahn; and his daughter Grethe Hahn.  

He is also survived by 3 sisters and 4 brothers-in-law: Carol and Jack Ott, Judy and Joel Talbot, Sue and Randy Tucker, and Dan Wright.

Paul was predeceased by his parents Sigmund and Ruth Hahn, and his sister Barb Wright.

Pier Funeral Home of Lusk is in charge of arrangements for Paul “Bud” Hahn.