David E. Jahn

  • Born: August 11, 1937
  • Died: March 31, 2015
  • Location: Noblesville, Indiana

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David Eric Jahn, 77, Noblesville, passed away March 31, 2015. He was born August 11, 1937, in Chicago, IL, the son of the late Eric and Gertrude (Eich) Jahn. He married Jane Catherine (McMahon) Jahn on August 27, 1960.

David received his Bachelor's degree in 1960 in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois. He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity and the American Legion Post 155.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jane Jahn; two children, Gretchen (Larry) Harfst and Eric (Susan) Jahn; four grandchildren, David, Emily, and Alex Jahn and Kara (John) Goodwin; two great grandchildren, Hayden and Layla; and a sister, Eileen Kloepper.

A memorial service will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 2015, St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 1402 West Main Street in Carmel. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Hamilton County Humane Society. Online condolences may be shared by visiting www.flannerbuchanan.com. Arrangements were entrusted to Flanner and Buchanan – Carmel.


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Gretchen, Eric, Jane and families, I am so sorry for your loss. Dave was a good man and you are blessed to have had him in your life. I have alot of great memories of your Henrietta and Wendover homes in Michigan and my friendship with Gretchen. Your family always made me feel welcome and I will remember your kindness forever. Love, Jill McMaken Lewis

Posted by Jill McMaken Lewis - Royal Oak, MI - friend   April 13, 2015

It was very special to see you Wednesday and to meet Gretchen and Eric. Once again I want to express my sympathy to all your family. You have brought back many memories of our times with Fr. Tony in the old church. Where have the years gone? May God's grace and love bring you comfort and peace.

Posted by Nancy Barney - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   April 09, 2015

From the George Hartman family- you all have our deepest sympathy on dave's passing. We will always cherish the time we spent with Dave, and remember him as the loving, devoted, person that he was. We all pray that he will rest in peace in Gods kingdom.

Posted by Steve hartman - Hickory, NC   April 09, 2015

Gretchen, I never had a chance to meet your dad but I know from talking with you that you will miss him. I know he is so thankful for having you near by these last several months. I can only imagine how proud he is of you and the wonderful daughter / friend you have been. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Thinking of you and hoping that memories you hold close will help you get through the rough days but also bring warm smiles to your heart as you recall them on days you miss him. Friends of Gretchen's

Posted by Jim & Bridgette DeFalco - Fishers, IN   April 09, 2015

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Jane, Gretchen, Eric and family ... I just now received an email from a friend on Ridge Road about Dave's passing. Our sympathy goes out to you all and our hearts can only imagine your sorrow. You and Dave were the best next door neighbors we could have asked for. The friendships developed over the 15+ years while living there will always be treasured. We pray you are feeling God's presence and the love of family & friends for daily strength. Dave's smile (as seen in the picture posted) is one that will be embedded in our minds until we meet again. Again, our sympathy to all of you.

Posted by Wally & Leanne Renfro - Casa Grande, AZ - Friend   April 09, 2015

Jane, Gretchen and Eric and your families: My condolences on the loss of your loved one. What comes to mind when I think of Dave is that deep, resonant voice from rehearsals with the Christopher' Choir. May you be sustained by your memories of him and the love you shared as a family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Carolyn Parrott - Carmel, IN - Friend from St. Christopher's   April 07, 2015

We miss Great Grandpa Dave already. He was fun to talk to, gave a great hug, and made a mean cheesecake. Each of us will be lucky to live a life as colorful and full of love as he did.

Posted by Kara, John, Hayden, and Layla Goodwin - Bologna, italy - Granddaughter   April 06, 2015

We miss Great Grandpa Dave already. He was fun to talk to, gave a great hug, and made a mean cheesecake. Each of us will be lucky to live a life as colorful and full of love as he did.

Posted by Kara, John, Hayden, and Layla Goodwin - Bologna, italy - Granddaughter   April 06, 2015

Gretchen and Family: My deepest condolences on your loss. Sending positive thoughts and prayers to you during this time of transition. Know you are supported by the love of family and friends.

Posted by Angela Holton - Zionsville, IN - Friend from RCI   April 06, 2015

Remembering lots of fun times playing bridge with the Haas and Rings. Sorry for your loss.

Posted by Marge Patterson - Carmel, IN - Friend   April 06, 2015

I did not have the opportunity to meet David in person but feel like I know him through Gretchen's stories. He raised a lovely daughter and I am glad to be her friend. Please accept our condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Tom and Erica Gause - Zionsville, IN - Friend   April 06, 2015

David and I worked at Cunningham-Limp in Birmingham, Michigan and at the Everett I. Brown company in Indianapolis. I remember him most during our time in Birmingham where I admired his casual,confidant demeanor and his ability to relate well with others. I can remember being pleasantly surprised to see him in the hallway at Brown. He brought me up to date regarding the events at Cunningham_Limp following my departure. I was my pleasure to have known Dave. Please accept my condolences in the loss of a fine man.

Posted by Doug McCoy - Mooresville, IN - Co-worker   April 06, 2015


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We miss Great Grandpa Dave already. He was fun to talk to, gave a great hug, and made a mean cheesecake. Each of us will be lucky to live a life as colorful and full of love as he did.