Loretta G. Hahn

Loretta G. Hahn age 96 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Tuesday, November 08, 2022 at the Providence Medical Center in Wayne, Nebraska.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with the Rev. Owen Korte officiating.  Burial will be at Lawn Ridge Cemetery in Coleridge, Nebraska.  Visitation will be on Friday from 5-7:00 p.m. with a Vigil service at 7:00 p.m. at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.  Visitation will continue on Saturday, at church, one hour prior to services.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.

Pallbearers will be Gail Konken, Galen Konken, Greg Konken, Leon Konken, and Adam Konken.

Loretta Georgia was born on October 5, 1926 in Randolph, Nebraska 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 there 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 on April 26, 1945.  Four sons were born to this union Gail, Galen, Gary, and Greg.  She and Marvin lived and farmed east of Hartington.  Marvin died on February 12, 1962.  Loretta then married Louis “Bill” W. Hahn on June 27, 1966 in Hartington, NE.

Loretta worked as a cook at the Coleridge Schools. She cleaned the Post Office and the ASCS office in Hartington and several other homes in the area. She did receive her GED in the 1970’s.  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 of 2016.

Loretta is survived by her three sons Gail Konken of Ponca, NE, Galen Konken of Sterling, CO, Greg (Susan) Konken of Chancellor, SD; six grandchildren, 7 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.






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6 response to "Loretta G. Hahn"

  1. By: Mary Jean Lammers Posted: November 10, 2022

    Dear Family,
    So sorry to hear about your mom. I was in one of her cake decorating classes. Really enjoyed it. I think she was a wonderful lady. Prayers!!!

  2. By: ANDREA D SUDBECK Posted: November 11, 2022

    To the Family of Loretta, So sorry to hear that Loretta passed away. I was one of the ladies Loretta taught in her cake decorating class I only went to learn how to decorate cakes for my kids birthdays. Loretta did such a good job teaching that almost 50 years later, I’m still decorating cakes but I have expanded to more than just my family. People always ask me who taught me how to decorate and I proudly tell them Loretta Hahn from Hartington did. If I have a legacy to leave behind that would be it. Thank You Loretta for giving me the opportunity to fulfill my talent. I’m sure the Lord is rewarding you for your service on earth. Also requesting you to make him a cake. He probably likes angel food. lol. Loretta was a very nice lady, and I will always remember her. God Bless.

  3. By: Mike & Jane (Patent) Lech and family Posted: November 11, 2022

    We are sending our thoughts and prayers to the family may you find piece at this time with your memories

  4. By: Gloria Hoesing Posted: November 11, 2022

    Sorry to hear about your mom. I will be unable to attend her services but my thoughts are with you. Gloria

  5. By: Diana Lenhoff Posted: November 12, 2022

    So sorry for the loss of your mother. You hay our deepest sympathy.

    Bill and Diana Lenhoff

  6. By: Cheryl Rupiper Posted: November 18, 2022

    To the family of Loretta,
    So sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. She was a wonderful lady! My friends and I would go up to her home where her and Billie lived and play cards. We always had a wonderful time! She will be dearly missed. My prayers go out to her boys and their families!
    With my Deepest Sympathy,

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