Selma Hahn

selma hahn
Selma I. Hahn, age 99, of New Hampton, IA, died on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at New Hampton Care Center in New Hampton. Selma Irene Schnieder was born on July 14, 1911 to William and Lydia (Kahn) Schnieder in New Hampton, Iowa. She attended country school and New Hampton High School. Selma was united in marriage to Emil Hahn on May 28, 1929 at St. Pauls Lutheran Church (now Trinity Lutheran Church) in New Hampton. The couple farmed in Chickasaw County all their married life until they retired in 1963. They lived in New Hampton for 13 years before moving to Ionia where they lived for 15 years. Selma moved back to New Hampton after Emils death and entered New Hampton Care Center in 2005. Selma enjoyed making quilts and pot holders, playing cards, flowers, cooking and her family. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Trinity Lutheran Quilting Circle and Trinity Lutheran Church Club. Selma is survived two sons Lloyd (Mary) Hahn of Fairbank, Iowa and Jerry (Bonnie) Hahn of Cedar Falls, Iowa; son-in-law David Troyna of New Hampton, Iowa; sister-in-law Grace Hahn of Sumner, Iowa; 17 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Emil; son Edward; daughter Lavonne Troyna; two brothers Vernon Schnieder and Virgil Schnieder; two sisters Wilhemina Weidler and Gladys Hugeback; and grandson Terry Hahn. Cemetery: New Hampton Cemetery, New Hampton, Iowa Visitation: Visitation will be on Monday, November 8, 2010, from 4:00-7:00 pm at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Memorials may be given to the New Hampton Care Center Beauty Salon. Service: Funeral services will be at 10:30am on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton, with Pastor Kevin Frey officiating.

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  1. My Grandmothers Poem

    If Grandma had a meaning
    I’ll tell you what it’d be
    if you were close to yours
    like mine was close to me

    Grandmas are always there
    to lend a shoulder and dry your tears
    to comfort you in everything
    and help conquer all your fears

    Despite all the wrong you’ve done
    and all the wrong you’ll do
    a grandma will always be there
    and unconditionally will love you

    A grandma will inspire you
    to follow your every dream
    she tells you “you wont be alone”
    because you’re going to be a team

    Grandmas are always busy
    although their hearts are tame
    they tell everyone about you
    so everyone knows your name

    Grandmas will keep everything
    from when you’re young till now
    and when you dance on Broadway
    for her you’ll take a bow

    Without grandmas we’d be lost
    and our tears would not be dry
    and we would not be encouraged
    to spread our wings and fly

    To my grandma I say “Thank you”
    My heart will always be
    with you every day, and I know
    you’re here with me.

  2. Grandmothers are very special persons. Always with a cookie, a hug, or a smile to brighten any grandchild’s day.
    The homemade potholders and quilts will always bring memories when we use them.
    Grandma will always be loved and remembered.

    She was very nice person and she loved talking to people
    and she always had a smile on her face you meet her.

  4. So sorry to hear the sad news, our sympathy to all of Selma’s family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  5. My deepest sympathy to the Hahn and Troyna families. May you find comfort in your faith during this time of loss. Selma was a special lady and I am grateful to have met her and had a chance to show her California so many years ago.

  6. There are paerents and grandparents that have left this world and I say thier names aloud and in some small way to confirm that these people really did exist and that they are still a precious part of our family’s memories. I love you Gramma Selma.

  7. Grandma Selma was my Great Grandma! I have very few memories of her (mostly from when I was little) since she lived so far away, but I always remember how kind and loving she was. I know she was a good woman and is in a better place. RIP <3

  8. Selma knew the love of a special family. What a tough year it has been for all of you. My heart goes out to you as do my thoughts and prayers. I wish you peace and a time of healing.

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