Nick was born on the Black Leaf Ranch in Teton County, Montana on March 28, 1924. He passed away June 23, 2020 at his home in Edgerton, Wyoming. He grew up in the Salt Creek Oilfield in Wyoming.
Nick served in the Army/Air Force in the European Theater during WWII. He was a Turret Gunner and Flight Engineer on a B-17 and flew 31 missions. After the war he worked with his Uncle building tuna fishing boats in Seattle, Washington. In 1949 he returned to Wyoming and worked for Forgey Construction Company as their chief mechanic. He also owned and operated a garage in Farson, WY. In 1958 he moved back to Edgerton and started Edgerton Service and Equipment Company. He could repair anything that had a motor and built hard to find parts in his machine shop. He produced beautiful furniture, grandfather clocks, jewelry boxes, rocking horses and other children’s toys in his woodshop. He won many belt buckles and other trophies at the many trapshooting meets he attended around the country. Other hobbies were flying his own plane, golf, skiing, fishing, and trips to Alaska with friends and family.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, his beloved wife of 65 years Pearl Eleanor Nicholson, two brothers, Carl Nicholas Jr and Jack Ray Hahn. He is survived by a brother, Don Hahn of Fort Collins, CO; two sisters, Doris Kinion of Pierz, MN and JoAnn McKenzie of Buffalo, WY; four children, Carl (Edie) Hahn of Gillette, WY, Judy (Gordon) Saathoff of Buffalo, WY, Nick Jr of Basin, WY, and Billie Jean Garnhart of Edgerton, WY; nine grandchildren, Paul (Teri) Garnhart of Sussex, WY, Eric (Tess) Garnhart of Casper, WY, Gus (Lisa) Garnhart of Lavoye, WY, Valerie (Steve) Sailer of Casper, WY, Melanie (Jeff) Shaw of Eden, UT, Monica (Matt) Jensen of Farmington, UT, Lee (Jenny) Saathoff of Rigby, ID, Carl (Anna) Hahn of Douglas, WY, and Patrick (Allyson) Hahn of Lakewood, CO; 24 great grandchildren and 15 great great grandchildren.
Nick was a member of the Shriners and Wyoming VFW. In lieu of flowers, please make your contribution to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Dept of Wyoming or Shriners Hospital for Children.
Funeral service at 10:00 Am on Saturday, June 27th - https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/96350094
Graveside service & Military honors - https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/41281839
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Avenue, Casper, WY 82601.
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