Donald E. Jahn
Nov. 30, 1928 — Jan. 2, 2017
Donald E. Jahn of Mukwonago died Monday, January 2, 2017, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 88.
He was born on November 30, 1928, in Milwaukee, to Henry and Louise (nee Sudbrink) Haselbarth.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the volunteer fire department for the Town of Waukesha for many years and later for the North Prairie Fire Department, where he became chief. He has been a longtime member of Reformation Evangelical Lutheran Church in Genesee. On October 16, 2004, he married the former Irmgard Oschman.
He will be sadly missed by his wife, Irmgard of Mukwonago, along with his children Sandra (Joseph) Svitak of Menomonee Falls, Chris (Rebecca) Jahn of Phoenix, Ariz., and Ann (Christopher) Bumgardner of the Town of Lisbon, and his stepchildren Bonnie (Charles Osthelder) Kennedy of California and Michael (Karen) Kennedy of Eagle. He was the dear grandfather of Brad (Anita) Wellford, Jason (Stacy) Wellford, Paul Jahn, Katlyn (Ryan) Fletcher, Michelle Jahn, Kyle Jahn, Casey Jahn, Craig Bumgardner, Evan Bumgardner and Adam Bumgardner. He is further survived by his great-grandson, Miles Wellford; daughter-in-law, Teresa Jahn of Waukesha; his brother, Norman (Darlene) Jahn of Sussex and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Grace (nee Tessman) Jahn; a son, Fred Jahn; and his sister, June Winter.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 14, from 12:00 p.m. until the 3:00 p.m. funeral service at Reformation Evangelical Lutheran Church, S39W32887 Highway D (corners of highways D and E), Dousman, WI 53118, with the Rev. Jonathan Arndt presiding. Burial will take place on Monday, January 16, at 10:00 a.m. at Highland Memorial Park.
Please meet at the cemetery office.
Memorials are appreciated to the family to be designated to charities near to their heart. Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Service is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit our website at www.randledable.com to leave the family an online tribute message.