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Maynard W. Hahn
August 1, 1931 ~ October 5, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Maynard William Hahn, 92, of Howard, SD, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2023, at his home under hospice care.
Maynard (Toy Boy) was born August 1, 1931, at the Madison Hospital in Madison, SD, to William and Wilhelmina (Voeltz) Hahn. He attended country and Howard public schools. Maynard was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church and confirmed in 1945 at St. John’s. He was a lifetime member of this church, holding offices throughout the years. Over time he farmed with his father and worked for International in Howard, drove truck for Leon Behm and worked for Ralph Bracht until 1957. On November 23, 1957, he married the love of his life, Shirley Mae Dechow. Maynard continued to farm until 1989 when he developed health problems. He continued with his hobby of restoring toy tractors and sponsored toy shows with the help of his family for 25 years, which is how he earned the nickname “Toy Boy”. Maynard enjoyed collecting and restoring old toys, attending auctions, toy and gun shows, and meeting good friends over the years. He loved reminiscing about the past, but most of all he loved his family.
Maynard is survived by his wife of 65 years, Shirley; three daughters – Karna (Jerry Engstrom) Forthman of Waubay, SD, Crystal (Dallas) Bohle of Aberdeen, SD, and Marcia (Dave) Miller of Howard; one son – Raymond (Lyn) Hahn of Sioux Falls, SD; 9 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law – Joy Dechow and Nancy Roberts; and nieces, nephews, and many cherished friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Minnie; in-laws, Ruford and Hazel Dechow; two sisters – Marlys and Marjorie; and brothers-in-law – James Mlady, Larry Dencker, Don Dechow, and Joe Roberts.
The service will be livestreamed on the Our Savior Lutheran Church (Madison) Facebook page.