Marvin S. Jahn, age 85, of Columbus, died Monday, January 8, 2007 at Mory's Haven in Columbus. Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 12, 2007 at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church with the Reverend Dave Fulton officiating. Visitation is Thursday 4:00 -8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A vigil service will be held Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Visitation will continue Friday morning 8:00 -10:00 a.m. also at the funeral home. Burial with military honors by American Legion Hartman Post #84 Honor Guard will be in the St. Bonaventure Cemetery.
Mr. Jahn was born on September 22, 1921 in rural Polk County to Joseph and Mary (Casterline) Jahn. He graduated from St. Bonaventure High School in 1939.
He entered the service as a Navy Cadet in 1942 and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Marine Corp, stationed in Corpus Christi, TX. Served in W.W. II as a Marine fighter pilot. He also served in Korea from 1950-1951 also as a fighter pilot. Stationed in Florida from 1952 - 1955, until honorably discharged from the Marine Corp in 1959 holding the rank of Major.
Mr. Jahn was a salesman for Fleischer Manufacturing and Behlen Manufacturing in Columbus, where he retired after 15 years. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and gardener. Marvin was a member of St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Columbus.
Survivors are Sister-in-Law: Patti Jahn of Columbus, NE
Sister: Rose Marie (Jahn) and Don Pratt of Livingston TX
Nephew/spouse Steve and Joan Jahn of Columbus, NE; Niece/spouse Connie (Jahn) and Ron Gormley of Lincoln, NE and Nephew/spouse Michael and Christine Jahn of Las Vegas, NV.
Great Nephews and spouses, Jeffrey and Amy Jahn of Columbus, NE David and Jennifer Jahn of Omaha, NE; Mitchell Jahn of Omaha, NE and Great Niece Jennifer (Borer), Colorado. Great Nephews and Niece, Scott, Chrissie, and Parker of Las Vegas, NV.
Nieces, Kathy LaCrosse of Cleveland, OH; Mary and Bill Sweeney of Willis, TX; Nephews Kerry Gilbertson of Houston, TX; David Pratt of King Wood, TX. Great Nieces, Lauren and Leah Sweeney of Willis, TX.
Preceded in death by brother, Wilfred A. Jahn and his parents.
Memorials may be given to the donors choice.