Nick Rolland (Bud) Hahn was born in Tacoma, Washington on April 3, 1946. He was the second child of Nick Hahn and Pearl Eleanor Nicholson. He was a really cute little boy with curly hair, dimples and a wonderful smile.
The family moved to Wyoming when he was a toddler and lived in Edgerton near his grandparents. By the time he started school, the family had moved to Farson, Wyoming where he attended school for first through fourth grade. They were in Powell, Wyoming for fifth grade and Worland, Wyoming for sixth grade. The next move was to Edgerton ,Wyoming and Nick went to Junior High and High School in the neighboring town of Midwest, Wyoming.
He enjoyed school, was a good student and participated in the activities that were offered. He played the clarinet and was on the football and basketball teams.
After graduating from High School, he attended college for two years and then in October of 1968 he enlisted in the Army. His first assignment was in Germany and then he was sent to Viet Nam. He was given an honorable discharge in December 1970 after returning from Viet Nam.
Bud worked at various jobs over the years including working on a fish processing boat in Alaska and laying fiber optic cable in Florida. Most of the time, however, he worked as a mechanic and a heavy equipment operator in the oil fields in Wyoming.
He eventually moved to the Veterans Home in Buffalo, Wyoming where he served on the resident’s council for a time. He made many friends there and enjoyed going on the outings and playing pool and bingo. He was a good pool player and won the 8 ball championship at one tournament.
In 2018, his health had deteriorated and he moved to the Wyoming Retirement Center in Basin, Wyoming where he again made friends and participated in the activities that were offered. He passed away there on October 9, 2021.
He was preceded in death by his parents Nick and Pearl Hahn.
He is survived by two sisters and a brother. Judy (Gordon) Saathoff of Evanston, Wyoming, Billie Jean Garnhart of Edgerton, Wyoming and Carl (Edie) Hahn of Gillette, Wyoming and 3 nieces and 6 nephews.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
He is now Home.
God Bless You, Bud.
A graveside service will be held Friday, October 15, 2021 at 2:00pm at Highland Cemetery in Casper, Wyoming.