August L. “Sonny” Hahn, Jr.

August L. “Sonny” Hahn, Jr., a resident of Kenedy, Texas, peacefully passed away, Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at 6:20 A.M., in the Bluebonnet Nursing and Rehab Center in Karnes City, Texas, at the age of 80 years and 9 days.

Sonny was born, November 26, 1932, in Floresville, Texas, the son of August Hahn and Julia Schmidt Hahn. After graduating from High School, Sonny went on to join the United States Army where he proudly served his country. During his time in the Army, Sonny was stationed in Germany where many discovered how good of a welder he was. Welding was his trade and after serving in the Army, Sonny made it his career, and opened his own welding shop in Kenedy, Texas. On August 29, 1987, Sonny married Gay Gisler in Leesville, Texas. Sonny shared not only his love with Gay and those around him, but also with his Lord. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church Kenedy. Among many other hobbies, one that Sonny enjoyed most, when he wasn’t busy at the shop was being outdoors fishing.

Sonny is survived by his beloved wife of 25 years, Gay Gisler Hahn of Kenedy, Texas; his children, Teresa Hyde and husband Bill of Amarillo, Texas, Ronny Hahn of Kenedy, Texas, Jeff Hahn and wife Rhonda of Three Rivers, Texas, Kenny Hahn and wife Shari of San Antonio, Texas and Suzy Hartman of Portland, Texas; his step-children, Laura Gordon and husband Dale of Pandora, Texas, Nancy Everett and husband Michael of Converse, Texas, Susan Wilkerson and husband John of Gonzales, Texas, Mary Jane Allen of Palestine, Texas and Russell Schnitz of Gonzales, Texas; and his sister, Tillie Maguire of Victoria, Texas. Sonny is also survived by his grandchildren; James Hyde, Julie Smith, Austen Hahn, Tabitha Hahn, Katie Hahn, Matthew Hahn, Levi Rogers, Brian Hartman and Savannah Hartman; his great-grandchildren, Luke and Grant Hyde; eight step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren. Mr. Hahn is preceded in death by his parents; his sister Martha Maxwell and husband Ross; his half-sister, Edna Nesolney and husband Bill and his half-brother, Christian Hahn. 

Visitation will be held, Friday, December 7, 2012, from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M., in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, Kenedy, Texas. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, December 8, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Kenedy, Texas with T.J. Burris, officiating. Interment will follow in the Karnes City Cemetery, Karnes City, Texas. Serving as pallbearers will be, James Hyde, Austen Hahn, Matthew Hahn, Brian Hartman, Levi Rogers, John Maxwell, Glenn Maxwell and Mike Merritt. Honorary pallbearers will be, Otto Thiele, Franklin Knocke, Stanley Tegge, Bobby Williams, Vince Linney, Stick McBroom, Wade Slane and Punch Humphries.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the First Baptist Church Kenedy, 209 E. School Street, Kenedy, Texas 78119; The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090; or The American Cancer Society, 4101 S. Alameda, Corpus Christi, Texas 78411.