Frederick Jahn

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Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2018 7:28 pm

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

Mr. Jahn was born in Hillsboro, N.D. 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, N.D. 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.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 at the Hillsboro Medical Center Nursing Home chapel.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service in the nursing home chapel.

Burial will take place at a later date in Apple Valley, Calif.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home in Hillsboro. To sign the online guest book, please visit our website at

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