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Frederick Jahn

May 05, 1920 - September 22, 2018

Funeral Service - Friday

September 28, 2018
- 2:00 PM

Hillsboro Medical Center Nursing Home, Hillsboro

Visitation - Friday

September 28, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Hillsboro Medical Center, Nursing Home, Hillsboro


Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro

Frederick Jahn

May 05, 1920 - September 22, 2018


Frederick O. Jahn, of Hillsboro, ND, formerly of Hesperia CA, passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at the age of 98 years, at the Hillsboro Nursing Home.

Mr. Jahn was born in Hillsboro, ND to Oscar and Lillian (Peterson) Jahn on May 5, 1920. He was baptized and confirmed at Hillsboro Methodist Church. Frederick attended Bloomfield Elementary country school and graduated from Bohnsack High School. After graduation he attended NDSU for two years until his National Guard unit 164th was called up to assist the Marines at Guadalcanal. After his military service he returned to NDSU Aeronautical and completed his degree in Engineering.

Frederick was married to Avis Tenborg of Gardner, ND at the Methodist Church in Hillsboro in 1947. He and his wife moved to California where he began many years working for McDonnell and Douglas Aircraft. They lived in different parts of Southern California having settled in Hesperia where he was involved in his passion of flying. He owned his own plane and enjoyed many hours in the sky. He loved California but always kept track of the farm and the crops back in North Dakota.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Avis; his parents; and his sister, Evon and her husband, Duane Nelson.

Survivors include two nieces, Tanya Nelson and Vonie Manthey; and one great-grandniece, Briana Nelson all of Hillsboro, ND.

Funeral Service: 2 PM Friday, September 28, 2018 at the Hillsboro Medical Center Nursing Home Chapel

Visitation: one hour prior to the service in the nursing home chapel

Burial: will take place at a later date in Apple Valley, CA


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2 responses to “Frederick Jahn”

  1. Dale Emery says:

    Fred was a gentle person who never lost his passion for flying and never forgot his North Dakota roots. He is now at peace after being cared for lovingly by Vonie and Tanya. Ultimately he will be buried by his dear Avis. Rest in peace, Fred!

  2. Sandy Leum & Garden Peas says:

    Sorry to hear of Fred’s (Sonny) death. He lived and long and happy life, even though the last few years weren’t very good health-wise. I’m sure he appreciated all the help Vonnie and Tanya gave him during his last few years. I’m sure he is busy right now with his beloved plane, giving rides to everyone in heaven. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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