Vivian Hahn

Vivian P. "Shorty" Hahn

1950 - 2018

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Obituary of Vivian Hahn

Vivian P. ‘Shorty’ Hahn, 67, of Iowa City, passed away Monday, January 15, 2018.

A time of visitation will be held Saturday, January 20th from 4-8 pm at the Gay & Ciha Funeral Service in Iowa City.  Burial of Shorty’s urn will take place privately at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City.  Memorials may be directed to the Vivian Hahn Memorial Fund. 

Vivian Paulyne Hahn was born November 25, 1950 in Iowa City, Iowa; daughter of William G. and Sylvia F. (Tuttle) Hahn.  Vivian was involved in an automobile accident at an early age and as a result of her injuries has been confined to her wheel chair ever since.  She attended school in West Branch, and went on to earn her GED from Kirkwood Community College in 1985, an accomplishment she was very proud of.

She had an infectious smile, and a unique sense of humor.  She loved art, especially drawing and painting as well as her pet birds.

Shorty’s family includes her siblings, John Hahn and his wife, Pati of Riverside, Anna Marie Sleeth of Parnell, Sylvia Smith and her husband, Dean of Oxford, Dave Hahn and his wife, Pat of Iowa City, Kenny Hahn and his wife, Cindy of Iowa City, Charlotte Hahn and her husband, Frank Mesa of Iowa City, Bill Hahn and his wife, Cathy of Iowa City, Mary Hahn-Sexton of West Branch and Charlie Pence Jr. and his wife, Diana of Iowa City as well as brother-in-law, Alan Lang of Central City and numerous extended family members.  Vivian was also very close to her caregivers from Systems Unlimited, especially Mike Mahoney and his family.

Vivian was preceded in death by her parents; brother, William T. “Butch” Hahn; sister, Wilma Lang and brothers-in-law, Howard Sleeth and Duane Stransky.

Vivian's family would like to acknowledge and thank all the staff and physicians at Mercy Hospice in Iowa City and especially all the friends and staff from Systems Unlimited who have provided loving care and support to Vivian for more than 40 years.


4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Gay & Ciha Funeral And Cremation Service
2720 Muscatine Ave.
Iowa City, Iowa, United States