Samuel Jahn

Mass of Christian Burial for Samuel Jahn, 89, Lawrence, KS, will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at St. John’s the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Please be aware that due to COVID-19 and safety precautions, we are asking his loved ones to please respect and comply with social distancing and must wear a mask.

Samuel passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence, KS.

Samuel was born August 26, 1931 in Moulton, TX the son of Rudolf and Hattie (Targac) Jahn. Samuel earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A & M University and became a life-long Aggie. He served in The Air Force in the Air Technical Intelligence unit until he was transferred to the 5th Air Force Headquarters in Nagoya, Japan. This is where he met the love of his life, Yoshie (Mori) Kanamori. They married on March 19, 1957 in Shiner, Texas and enjoyed a love affair that lasted for 56 years. Samuel was a senior engineer for DuPont in Tecumseh, Kansas; a job he was proud of and dedicated to. St. John the Evangelist Church in Lawrence, Kansas was an important part of his life. He was a devout catholic and volunteered many hours of his craftsmanship toward the church.

Sam and Mori have four children, nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Son, Andrew and wife Sharon Jahn with children Noah, Joshua and Kioko Jahn residing in Fairview, Texas. Son, Kenneth Jahn residing in Lawrence. Daughter, Deborah Dillon with children Samuel and Cody Dillon residing in Lawrence. Daughter, Clare and husband Jamie Galloway with children Corey, Sean-Ross and Jalen Galloway. Great-granddaughter, Maiya Lynn Galloway, daughter of Sean-Ross Galloway and Stefani Boehm, and his extended family in TX that were especially important to him.

Family members who have preceded Samuel in death are his parents, wife, Mori, brothers, James Jahn and Rudolf Jahn Jr., granddaughter, Hannah Marie Galloway.

A Lying-in state will be held 10:00 am ~ 7:00 pm, Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence, KS with a Rosary to follow at 7:00 pm.

With social distancing in place and masks being required, family and friends are welcome to attend in person or the service will be live-streamed at

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain, 120 W. 13th street, Lawrence, KS 66044




6 Condolences

  1. Barbara Jefferson on December 24, 2020 at 6:57 am

    Our deepest condolences to Clare and the Jahn family! He was a good man who loved his family dearly. It was an honor to know him. May he rest in peace!

  2. Alan Allgeier on December 26, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    Sam welcomed me at St John’s and I was grateful. We bonded over engineering and I like to tell my students about him. Also, We loved his sausage rolls! My sympathies to the family.

  3. James Bong on December 29, 2020 at 10:25 am

    Dear Mr. Jahn family: Andy, Kenny, Debbie and Clare,
    Condolences & heartfelt sympathies to all of you. The Jahn family is a close knit family; the Bong family know that from our days growing up in Lawrence, and being a former member of St. John The Avengelist Catholic Church & Corpus Christy Catholic Church, & growing up as friends of the Jahn family…we got to know your parents by calling them “Mr. and Mrs. Jahn”. Both of your Mom and Dad’s love were all about family and latter their children’s extended families…may all of you cherish and find comfort with beautiful memories of your Dad & remember the love & care of your Dad to all of you. We pray that his soul & souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. God Bless & may Our Savior & Redeemer comfort all of you during this time of sorrow.
    Bob & Sylvia Bong’s children, “The Bong Boys”: James (Dallas, TX), John (Houston, TX) & Jerry (Chicago, IL).

  4. Brian Green on December 29, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    Sam was a man of faith! A man that cared for others and left the world a better place for his life! May God grant eternal rest to his soul and may his life lead others to Christ!

  5. Mary Whitaker Davidson on December 30, 2020 at 9:24 am

    My father worked with Sam at DuPont. He respected him greatly for his intelligence and work ethic. I enjoyed seeing Sam whenever I attended daily Mass. He was always present. He was a devout Catholic and a good coworker. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time. Bless all of you, Mary

  6. Carol Van Zuiden on December 31, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    My parents loved your Mom and Dad…they were the best of friends/coworkers for many years! I have many fond memories of times our families spent together. Condolences to all of you and best regards. Carol

Leave a Condolence