Floyd P. Hahn, Jr.

Floyd P. Hahn, Jr. 94 of rural Quincy died January 22 in his home. Floyd was born December 22, 1929 to Floyd P. Hahn, Sr. and Grace (White) Hahn. He married Merrie Evelyn (Graff) Hahn December 20, 1953. She preceded him in death January 19,1999.

Floyd was born in Clarion, Iowa. When he was 13 years old the family bought a farm near Baylis, Illinois. He was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served in Korea & earned 2 bronze medals after 8 ½ months, then was awarded an honorable discharge January 3, 1953. Upon returning home that evening, he met the woman who would be his wife, he said, “It was love at first sight”. They were married 11 months later.

He continued to farm with his father the next 4 years and continued farming the next 28 years. In 1986 the couple moved to Palm Bay, Florida where he worked with an electrical contractor wiring new schools. In 1996 they returned to the Quincy area where he worked with his son-in-law pumping manure for several years. Later in his life, Floyd was a senior driver for several of the car dealerships in the area. At age 70, he tandem skydived which he totally loved! In the winter of 2001, he started taking yearly trips driving to Los Angeles, California. He was a huge fan of “The Price Is Right” and sat in the audience many times but was never fortune enough to be chosen as a contestant. He visited with family and friends in Nevada, Arizona, Texas & Florida. Floyd was a soft spoken, quiet, gentle man who enjoyed most being with his family. He loved getting greeting cards, sending them and never missed a birthday or holiday. He liked to mow the yard and contributes his long life to eating ice cream at least twice a day!

Survivors include a daughter, Debbie (Randy) Peter of Quincy, 5 grandchildren: Sommer (Chris) Kite of Waterloo, IL, Gabrielle Hahn of St. Louis, MO, Derek (Katie) Peter of Quincy, Jered (RaeAnn) Peter of Quincy, and Taylor Hahn of West Melbourne, FL. 10 Great Grandchildren: Reese and Caden Kite, Dawson, Aubrey, Samantha, Claire, and Emily Peter; Owen, Grayson and Aly Peter. 2 sisters: Faye Stoops of Palmyra, MO, and Carol Price of Quincy, 1 brother Kermit (Vicki) Hahn of Palm Bay, FL along with many nieces and nephews.

Floyd was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Merrie Evelyn (Graff) Hahn, his son Rusty Hahn, sisters: Anna Mae Tappe and Louise Preston, and a brother Emory Hahn.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 26, 2024, at Pleasant Grove Church with services beginning at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Marty Pressey will be officiating.
Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery east of Liberty, IL. Military honors will be provided by American Legion and “Taps” will be played by his great grandson Dawson Peter.
Memorials can be made to Pleasant View Cemetery or Great River Honor Flight.


  1. Catherine (Tapp) Gibcke on January 24, 2024 at 12:34 am

    Floyd was my longest living uncle. Didn’t get to see him or the family very often as I was growing up because distance was too far. All I know was he was a farmer. He was married to my Aunt Merrie Evelyn, whom he lost 25 years ago to cancer. And he was Dad to Rusty & Debbie.Rusty is in heaven. Sure miss all my cousins! Uncle Floyd always wanted to be on the Price is Right. He tried many times. Maybe in heaven now he can spin the big wheel! John 14:6 says the only way to heaven is by Jesus. And John 3:16 says, For God so loved the world, that He gave His one & only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. I love y’all’s & God loves y’all’s so much more. Be still & know. Psalm 46:10.Catherine, second oldest of all the first cousins. 🙏✝️♥️

  2. Durinda and Charlie Stansell on January 24, 2024 at 9:49 am

    Rest in peace Uncle Floyd. You were loved. We will miss you.

  3. Mike and Lisa Harland on January 24, 2024 at 5:25 pm

    Our condolences to the Peter family and all family members. Hold the many memories in your hearts and celebrate a life well lived. Peace to you and yours.

  4. Cindy Schandelwein on January 25, 2024 at 6:45 am

    Blessings and Many Thoughts to All The Family , Last time I saw him was at a Thanksgiving Feast at Kermit and Vicki’s house with My Daughter Lauren and My Grandson Nicholas in 2014. Love to the Family 🙏🏼😘

  5. RaeAnn Peter on January 25, 2024 at 1:09 pm

    This is my husband’s grandfather & my children’s great-grandfather.

    The past 8 years Floyd has been our neighbor. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting him on a weekly basis…. my boys would ride their dirtbikes up to his house to check on him frequently & he really enjoyed that so much…. but, really we all really enjoyed that. That childhood memory will be with our children forever & for that, we are forever grateful for beautiful memories with Floyd.

    One more memory that will speak volumes to my heart forever, was when I had our daughter (who is 4 now), I would come home & my yard would be mowed. He mowed my yard a number of times because I had just had our daughter. He never called to ask, he just did it for us.♡ His heart was one of a kind. He will be missed dearly by all of us, but we are very grateful our time here on Earth with him was so special & meaningful.

    With Love to Floyd,
    Jered, RaeAnn, Owen, Grayson & Aly Peter.

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