Mary L. Hahn | The Gazette


Marie L. Hahn


Mary L. Hahn, 92, of Sigourney, died Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at UnityPoint Health-Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo.

Mary was born on June 25, 1930, to Harper, Zeno and Edna (Horras) Hammes. She attended Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic School, graduating from Sigourney High School in 1947 and St. Joseph’s School of Nursing. Mary then worked at the VA Hospital in Iowa City. On September 3, 1953, she married Lloyd Hahn at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. The couple lived and farmed in the community of Hayesville. When Mary finished raising their children, she worked as a nurse at Manor House Care Center at age 56, retiring her nursing license at age 78. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sigourney, the Altar and Rosary Society, the Ferme Bureau Kitchen Band, and was a 4-H leader. Mary was known for her peanut butter bars and spice bars and enjoyed sewing, gardening, canning, and babysitting her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mary’s family includes nine children, Sheryl (Ron) Sieren of Fairfield, Susan (Jim) Sieren of Sigourney, David (Angie) Hahn of Canton, Illinois, Diane (Mark) Cavin of Sigourney, Mary Ellen (Pat) Clubb of Webster , Daniel Lee Hahn, stillborn, Myron (Angie) Hahn of Cedar Rapids, Karen Hahn of Canton, Illinois, and Kristine (Tim) Kibbee of Grinnell; 33 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law and best friend, Phyllis Hammes of Sigourney.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lloyd; son, Daniel; two brothers, Donald and Bernard; two sisters, Marjorie Striegel and Isabelle Baker; grandsons, Zachary Clubb and Braxton Hahn; and great-grandson, Emmett Fineran.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 3 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sigourney, with the Reverend Robert Lathrop officiating. Interment will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Sigourney at a later date. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2 at Powell’s Funeral Home in Sigourney. Visiting will continue from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the church service on Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund was established for the Manor House Care Center or the Allen Memorial Hospital Surgical Floor. Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Sigourney is caring for Mary and her family. Tributes can be made at


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