Robert “Bob” Ronald Rahn, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 28, 1940, passed away peacefully at his home in Hixson the morning of his 80th birthday. While his health had been declining over the last few weeks and the last 28 years had brought many medical challenges for him, God blessed him with an active life enjoying his family, friends, numerous activities, and God’s beautiful mountains and rivers. After serving in US Air Force and completing his Masters at the University of Wisconsin, he had a successful career as a nuclear engineer at TVA in Chattanooga and several other companies in the southeast. In 2000, he and his wife, Karen, returned to Chattanooga to enjoy retirement with their family and friends. He was an active member St. Luke United Methodist Church. Bob is survived by his wife of 57 years, Karen Newman Rahn, their children Lorrie (Mike) Holland, Jeff (Jackie) Rahn, Ronny (Gina) Rahn, grandchildren Michael (Meredith) Holland, Josh (Allie) Holland, Jeff (Haley) Rahn, Jessica (Travis) Dubert, Jordan Rahn, Nick Rahn, and Jacob Rahn, and great-grandchildren Mary McKenna Holland, Noa Holland, Charlotte Rahn, Bobby Holland, and Tessa Mae Dubert. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Luke UMC, 3210 Social Circle, Chattanooga, TN 37415. A graveside service will be held at the Chattanooga National Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga, TN 37415 (423) 877-3524 lanefh.com
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