Obituary for Kenneth Lee Jahn
Kenneth Lee Jahn, 81, of Canon City, passed away September 2, 2017. He was born in Pueblo on December 19, 1935 to Fredrick and Myrtle (McBride) Jahn, who preceded him in death.
On August 28, 1965, Ken married Lutrecia “Pat” Riley, in Colorado Springs. Ken served in both the Army and Navy and was a member of Lifeway Southern Baptist Church, the Elks Club and Masonic Lodge. He was a proud, 50-year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 113.
In addition to working as an electrician, Ken became a silversmith and goldsmith. With his wife, Pat, he owned and operated jewelry stores in Cripple Creek and Canon City, known as Jahn’s Jewelry and Gifts. He served as the Chief of Police for the City of Victor and was a board member for the Cripple Creek District Museum.
Ken loved being outdoors, hunting, fishing, and was a member of the Gold Camp Fishing Club. He especially enjoyed boating and spending time at his home in Michigan. Ken was a huge sports fan and enjoyed watching the Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies.
He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Pat Jahn; children, Jody (Cathy) Jahn, Sheryl (Roy) Marta, Sandy (Ed) Farmer, Shari (Shawn) Tomlinson, Amy (Larry, Jr.) Conley; 17 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, extended family members and many friends. Along with his parents, Ken was preceded in death by his son, Tim Jahn and three brothers.
Funeral service, 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 8, 2017, Lifeway Southern Baptist Church, 1007 Elm Ave., in Canon City. Interment to follow at Lakeside Cemetery.