Jerold Thomas Hahn, 83, died Jan. 22, 2021. He was born April 12, 1937, in Chicago, Ill., to John Hahn and Anna Gray. He was a longtime resident of Raymond Avenue in St. Anthony Park.

He graduated from Lane Tech High School in Chicago in 1955, and performed U.S. Army service 1956-59. He trained as a voice interceptor and Russian language specialist, serving in Berlin.

Jerold graduated from the University of Illinois in 1962 with a degree in Forestry and earned his Master’s degree at the University of Minnesota in 1964. He worked for the U.S. Forest Service for 30 years, specializing in the measurement and survey of the U.S. forests. He was stationed at the research station on the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus from the mid-1960s until his retirement in 1996.       

Jerold married Kathleen Ellen Osborne in Naperville, Ill., March 25, 1961. They were members of the St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ for many years. All of their children attended Murray Jr. High School, St. Paul Central High School and the University of Minnesota. Jerry loved classical music, travelling, woodworking, reading and fine food.

He was preceded in death by his wife Kathi, and their infant twins J.W. and J.T. Hahn. He is survived by three children Jillian (Barry) Ierien, Jeffrey (Leah) Hahn and Jenne (Tory Kielbasa) Hahn; and seven grandchildren.

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